This card is a birthday Card for my mom. We went craft shopping together and I had found the mouse stamp at Hobby Lobby and hid it from her so I could use it on her card. I knew I was going to color the mouse from the minute I bought it, but I didn’t have an idea for the rest of the card yet. I started thinking about the sentiment and then remembered that earlier that day I had bought a quote at the local scrapbook store that said a verse from the song ” what a wonderful world ” I had shared my find with my mom and she said ” oh, I love that song too “. After looking at the cute mouse laying there with eyes closed and a grin of satisfaction …I knew that would be a great sentiment. I downloaded a font and made the sentiment using ECAL software. Using that software allowed me to get a shadow image with a matter of a simple click. I printed the top image on printable vellum and the bottom on cardstock . This allowed the bottom shadow image to look exactly like just that , a shadow . I cut out a frame , adhered the vellum , and popped it up with foam adhesive on top of the cardstock phrase. I had stamped the mouse using memento tuxedo black and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers . I inked the edges using a sponge and Mix
‘d Media Inx in Peridot . I die cut it using a Spellbinders oval die. That was also adhered using foam adhesive . The small flowers were from Michael’s and made by Shabby Chic. The paper found on this card is a stack that was found on sale at Michael’s. It is DCWV Vintage Garden. I hope you like my card and I’ll be posting a video once the inside is finished . Thanks for stopping by !
I had a lot of fun doing my first book binding , which ended up being mostly self guided. I’ve posted a video of this project on YouTube as well. I also made the inside pages using excel and printed them using the booklet setting on my printer. If you would like the file , please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . By the way, one person I know for a fact has a book binding tutorial on YouTube is Craftyloops . If you would like more information , please leave a comment . I’d love to hear from you .
I am so incredibly excited for the new Prima Marketing items that are going to be released at Summer CHA 2012. I wish I was going. That would be amazing. Anyways, I want to be able to offer these items at great prices. SO…I am in the process of clearing out inventory to make room and cash for purchasing these beautiful lines they are releasing. I don’t think there is another company out there quite like Prima. I am liking them more and more.