The mice in the Merry Mice stamp set are just adorable! Perfect for one of my favorite techniques, masking! First I stamped the three little mice image and used markers and my blender pen to color them up. Then I stamped the mice again on plain white paper and fussy cut each one out, dabbed a little snail on the back and pressed over the corresponding mouse in the card front. I stamped my Trees (from Totally Trees) on top and spritzed some going grey re-inker mixed with water over it all. Not thrilled with the big spots, and I think if I do the card again I will test the sprayer out first until I get a more consistent SMALL dot coverage! After I peeled the masks off, Voila! The mice look like they are marching in front of a forest, or even carrying the trees along with them. The sentiment also comes with the Merry Mice stamp set.
What would you do for a background for these little merry mice?
Christmas in July Totally Trees
One more “Christmas in July” card, this one with the “Totally Trees” stamp set which has awesome images of trees for all seasons! I particularly like this fir tree image because it is so simple and graphic. I stamped the tree image 4 times with versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. There is also a “precipitation” stamp in the set, which I interpreted as snow, adding white pen dots inside the images (they are little circles, actually), but I suppose you could call them rain drops too. The sentiment comes from “Merry Mice” stamp set and the ribbon is the new “Finely Woven Ribbon” in Tranquil Tide.
What would your favorite holiday tree stamp be for Christmas in July?
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