Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cocoa Mouse and a Sparkly Ornament

Yesterday I posted a card with a mouse and a caramel apple.  It was a Sweet 'n Sassy digi stamp that I bought yesterday just for an inspiration challenge.  But digi stamps are like potato chips - I cannot stop at one!  So, amongst others, I picked up this darling ornament stamp.

I knew when I saw it that I would use it for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge which is to Just Add Color.

I wanted to color it in a way that I had seen on other fantastic cards - which was simply to color with Glitter Pens.  When I have seen it done, it adds a mass of sparkle.  But the crafting gods are not on my side this morning because nothing went quite right.  My light pink glitter pen is dry.  I can't find my red one.  My green ones are all fairly ugly colors.  So...I ended up with a card that simply uses Copics!  I did add a layer of glue and dumped glitter all over it - but it isn't quite the same as using glitter pens.

I wanted the embossed ornaments to "frame" the mouse - they get higher as you move toward the mouse, but I only had this vertical folder.  So I first cut my white strips (4" x 1 5/8") then embossed one with the ornaments to the bottom, the next with the ornaments near the middle and the last with the ornaments at the top. 

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Cocoa Mouse Ornament digi
  • Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate
  • Ink: copics
  • Accessories: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, American Crafts ribbon, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties


  1. Love it Kim. The embossing is fabulous, the little mouse is so cute and the bauble is beautiful. Your glittering looks amazing to me.
    Lynne xxx

  2. This is a gorgeous Christmas card Kim, love the sparkle on the ornament, and I'm not surprised you were tempted to buy this image, he is adorable!

  3. SO VERY creative, Kim! First of all, I adore the colors and use of glitter and ribbons! Your embossed background match perfectly with the little mouse--just inspiring in every way! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Love the direction you took with the embossed strips Kim - frames your cute little mouse perfectly & the pops of bright colour on the white look fantastic!
    Digis are a better addiction than potato chips - you can enjoy them for longer & they are much kinder to the figure, lol! :)

  5. Yay for digital stamps! Like you, I can't just nab one. There are so many great ones out there anymore that I just have to avoid even looking some days! :) Love this card with all the white and glitter is ALWAYS good!!!

  6. You are so clever. Great idea for getting the embossing folder to work how you wanted it. Love your card.

  7. Another neat embossing folder and a cute mouse holding the glittery ornament. Love that fun ribbon too.

  8. This is awesome!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Oh my goodnes! That little mouse image is too cute for words - and your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  10. A wonderful card, so bright and colourful! Ruth x

  11. Super sweet card Kim, love how you used the embossing folder...very clever. The ribbon is a great match for the image :)
    Jenny x

  12. Thanks for the tip about moving the embossing around ... and positioning it better. Love your glitter pen story ... I can just imagine your frustration ... BUT ... felt your pain, too! There is nothing worse than a 'bad glitter pen day'!!! (grin) Hugs xx


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