Continuing with my Simple Card series, I have made this card using Penny Black Stamps (whose name I forgot :() with all those cute cute cute little critters on it – I just love this stamp set!!
I recently bought Derwent Inktense pencils, and couln’t wait to try them! There are a lot of card ideas I got when I bought them, and this particular card wasn’t on the list – I made this one only when I saw the challenge. The first thing that came to my mind was ‘critter’ and ‘balloons’! And so it began..
For the ‘flying’ mouse, I stamped, and alternatively, colored using the pencils and then watercolored, or watercolored by borrowing the ink from the pencils. After I was satisfied, I fuzzy cut the mouse.
For the heart balloons, I stamped them and added some distress inks, and added the shine using white gel pen and then fuzzy cut them too.
After checking out where I wanted to place all of them on the card, I took some black string and tied it around the balloons. After this I laid them out on the card and gave the black string some twists and turns.
I first adhered the mouse and the balloons using foam dots and then started gluing the strings. For the balloon the mouse is holding, I had to cut the string in two, since that’s how it was on the original stamp, and I wanted to keep it that way. I glued the two strings separately and gave a small loop for the one below.
I finally added the sentiment and the little hearts using pigment ink, since I was a little unsure of how well dye inks may hold over so much of distress inks!
I am submitting this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #86 challenge –
Thanks for looking!
I love the flying mouse! Wonder where it’ll end up… 🙂
Hopefully somewhere safe! 😀
Oh, this is adorable! Super sweet take on the sketch!
Thank you Leigh!
Super cute idea! I love the balloons and that mouse is SO cute! Your background is wonderful too!
Adorable little scene and a fun take on the sketch!
Thank you Donna!