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Old 09-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default House Mouse Fun with Lorraine :-)

Happy Wednesday morning to you! I’m always so pleased to bring you gorgeous inspiration from my good pal and Wednesday Challenge Design team lead, Lorraine Aquilina, aka Yorkshire Lass here on SCS. She’s as sweet, funny, & smart as she is TALENTED! Below she tells you a little about her card making process! Enjoy!

Before settling down to make a card I first assemble the basic things that I think I might use. I choose the image and then rummage through my paper box to see which pack I would like to use. Today I chose the lovely new Peace Joy Love papers from Lawn Fawn and their matching mixed sequins and mistletoe twine, I love how buying matching items makes life so much easier
Matching the papers with Copic markers. When coloring House Mouse images I tend to use the same colors.
E0000, E000, E00 and R20 for the skin,
E30, E31, E33, and E34 for the fur
Lightly color the whole image with the palest of the colors, this makes blending the darker tones easier. Aww… isn’t he cute?
I then see where the darker areas are going to be and use a little bit of the darker shades.

I have highlighted the lighter areas with a Prismacolor White pencil. Inked around the edges using Stormy Sky Distress Ink and a Blending Tool and I also inked the lower edge with white Colorbox Pigment ink and embossed with Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. This is the first time I am trying this out and I love it ! I can see me using heaps of this !!
A little tip here, using a craft knife cut out inside the base layering card and use this to mat the image, saves on card and postage! Every little helps.

The finished card!! I used a Holly Vine Die from Memory Box and I cut the corner holly on the Silhouette Cameo. The Poinsettia is from Tim Holtz and I added some Magnolia Redly Berries to the center. I wrapped some Lawn Fawn Mistletoe twine around the panel and tied a bow, then added loads of sequins and added a SSS Exclusive ‘Happy’ Sentiment to finish.

I also made this card using a House Mouse Turning Over a New Leaf and papers and products in Simon’s October ‘Season of Thanks’ Card Kit. I also used some Lawn Fawn Twine and a SSS Exclusive Thanks and Sketchy Banners Die.

Bonus! One more lovely Christmas inspiration below! For that cool effect on the white portion of the hat, try Flower Soft in Polar White!

Thank you so much for inviting me to join in with the STAMPtember event I am thrilled to have been asked to showcase the new range of House Mouse Cling stamps and I hope you like what I made

For more information and a full product list please visit THIS POST on the Simon Says Stamp Blog
Thanks so much for reading today and thanks to Lorraine for being our guest today!

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