25 December 2016

Merry Mousies

Everyone has that one friend who you absolutely love hanging with but who will wrap you up in trouble that ends up in a fit of giggles for both of you. If you don't have one of those friends, it might be you.


House Mouse and Friends: Anything Christmas
The Crafty Addicts: Let It Snow
Pearly-Sparkles: Christmas
Creative With Stamps: Christmas Stamp
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Anything Christmas
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Christmas or Winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge: Use a Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge extra: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes


Putting It Together

For this project, I used texture paste and a stencil to add snowflakes to the background used a sentiment that, while not from a Christmas set, fits the scene perfectly.

I stamped the image on to a top fold A2 card base I made from 140 lb watercolour card stock and did a dry layout with the snowflake stencil.

Because I wanted the stencil as a background on the same layer, I created a mask by stamping the same image on typing paper and...

... fussy cutting the top area. Later, I'll just use removable adhesive on the paper to stick it to my card.

I coloured the stamped image using Distress Ink minis and water brushes.

I then covered the painted image with the paper mask and masked off the rest of the card with large Post-Its.

I taped down the stencil to cover the area. Then I smeared on transparent glossy texture paste with a plastic putty knife, evenly filling all the openings.

I carefully removed the plastic stencil and left the texture paste to dry. I should have removed all the masking  when the texture paste was wet. Leaving it in place while it dried, the masking was hard to lift off, the texture paste was holding it in place. I used a craft knife to free the masking.

The clear gloss texture paste acts as a resit. I put the masks back into place and used a blending tool to add Faded Jeans to the sky.

The sentiment I used is from a non-Christmas set but fits this pair of mousies so well and is a good sentiment for Christmas as well.


  1. beautiful card Rijacki
    Gr Karin


    Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Goodluck and hope we see you again.

    Gr Karin DT Member

  2. I adore House Mouse stamps! Love the snowflake technique in tree background it looks so pretty! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  3. That sentiment does seem to be a perfect match for this image! Lovely coloring too. Thanks for sharing with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  4. Beautiful Christmas card Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. This is so sweet. The image is so lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  6. That is such a cute sentiment to go with the image. The background is fab! Thanks for sharing with us as Just for Fun Rubber Stamps!

  7. What sweet little mice and what a lot of care you took with your card!Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!Please come by again soon! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Such a cute card love the detail, thank you for sharing with us The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  10. Oh my, this is just the most adorable card! Love your masking and stenciling those snowflakes, Rijacki. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

  11. So cute :) Great card - thanks to share it with us at „Creative with Stamps“, Eunice (DT)

  12. This is just too cute and the background is FABU! Thanks for sharing at JFFRS! Wendy~DT

  13. Gorgeous card Rijacki, the image is adorable and I love how you masked and created the snowy background, the whole design of this is absolutely fabulous 😍

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

  14. Love the stenciling and beautiful simplicity he! Great work! Thanks so much for playing along on our HMFMC Xmas Challenge. Good Luck! :)

  15. LOL! They are in a tangle. Love the texture paste snowflakes in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at CCaYR


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