Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January Birthday

Background paper by Heidi Grace was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" embossing folder.
 Our friends at House Mouse & Friends have posted a challenge to create a card using Silver or Gold.  I wanted to join the fun but after scouring my supplies I found I had almost none of either silver or gold!  So I had to get a bit creative!! : ) One of the things I especially enjoy about "challenges" is how they force me to move - at least a little out of my norm.

 Here I stamped my image in black Staz on ink and then created a mask for Amanda (that is actually the mouse's name! LOL I didn't name her heehee) using Masking Magic by Therm O Web. This is one of my favorite products because it is so easy to use and provides perfect  masking every time!!.

Covering only the mouse with the mask I then inked up my stamp with another of my favorite products - Versamark ink!.  I stamped right over the first image only a teensy bit to the left so that some black ink would show through underneath ensuring that the umbrella and confetti were nicely highlighted .  Are you hanging in there with me? LOL cuz here comes the SILVER! I then applied silver embossing powder and set it with my heat gun.

Wanting to focus on the silver in the card I applied only a very light amount of coloring to the image using some colored pencils and chalk and attached it to my card.
I used a silver embossed velum as an accent on the card as well as three tiny bits of scrap ribbon I had in my stash. This card is for a special friend with a January birthday! I hope she looks at it and says something like: "WOW a Silver CARD!" heehee

I love the House Mouse line of stamps! and I enjoy the challenges at the House Mouse & Friends Challenge blog.  Please scamper on over and see the many silver and gold creations from these talented folks.

1/10/14 I have been invited to join a fun challenge with the gals at Gruffies & Guests. Please see this sweet blog here: and join the fun with Shaz and her friends! : )

I would also like to invite you to win a FREE card that I am giving away on January 10th. Take a look at my original post HERE for details! : ) 

Have a wonderful day!



Unknown said...

I love your card. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a great note. Have a wonderful day.

Carol L said...

How precious!! I love the silver and turquoise colors and especially those 3 tiny banners! Adorable!

Carole Z said...

HI Patti, this is a gorgeous your layout! I am such a big House Mouse fan (haven't had time to take part this month..and also ran out of silver/gold supplies over Christmas lol) it! Carole Z X

Sue said...

Sweet image, and love how you used the silver embossing powder. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope you will join us again soon.


Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Patti :-) I love the way you stamped this and added the silver embossing ,, fabulous and I love the embossed vellum too :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
Lols x x x

shaz earl said...

Wow! this is stunning.
you might want to consider entering this challenge

Suzy Boot said...

Absolutely beautiful. The stamp is so delicately coloured in, I love the water colour look of it. Perfect for the Gruffies & Guests Challenge. Thank you for joining in. Good luck. Suzy DT x

Unknown said...

Great card Patti, love the stamped house mouse and the embossed vellum, thanks for joining in the fun at Gruffies & Guests, Anne-Marie DT x

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card! Thank you for playing along with us at Gruffies and Guests Challenge.

Silvia said...

I love your card Patti! Thank you for entering it in the Gruffies & Guests challenge.

Silvia DT xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable - I really love your layout!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Gruffies and Guests Challenge this month of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Gruffies and Guests Challenge Design Team Member)

America said...

Oh what an adorable HMD card. Love the gentle coloring and sweet image. The technique and fab elements make for a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at the: House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.