Monday, June 22, 2009

House Mouse Christmas Card - CK Sketch Challenge

I'm on a roll with my Christmas cards the last few days! It has been so unbelieveably hot here lately, anything that helps me think about cool weather is helpful.

I made this card for a sketch challenge on the CK/PaperCrafts message board this week. My dear friend Susan created this sketch and I think it's so cute. I totally CASEd her sample card - except she did a birthday card. I did use her idea of the three different images to fit a theme. I had these three small House Mouse Christmas stamps that fit the sketch perfectly. I added Stickles to each of the images and embellished the card with ribbon and three red gems. Susan's original sketch has a sentiment in the lower right corner, but I couldn't find a stamp that was fitting the space right and didn't want to take the time to print on on the computer. I used the little bow instead.

This is such a great sketch - so cute and simple the work with. I'm definitely going to be using it for other cards later.

Stamps: House Mouse - Muzzie's To/From (I just inked the image part), Having a Ball, Santa's Little Helper (Stampabilities)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Paper: Green cardstock (Paper Studio), red cardstock and DP (Paper Salon Swatches)
Embellishments: Circle Nesties (Stampabilties); gems (Paper Studio); ribbon (Target); Stickles
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 5 1/2" square


Susan said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!!! I'm definitely going to copy this when I start making my Christmas cards. Thanks for playing. I love what you did with the sketch!

Emily said...

Okay Judy, this is just too darn cute! That's an awesome sketch! Yep, gonna put that right into my "gotta case it" file:))) I just love all the mouse house stamps! You should see how long my wish list is for them:)))

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, you're getting a head start on your Christmas cards!! This one is great. Love it!