Hi, I have a mouse and a few flowers left over from this card and instead of storing them with the Mouse House stamp, I decide to make a quick card straight away. I mostly use items that are already on my desk, and the full list of supplies is at the bottom of this post.
To start, I die cut the Good Things mini cover plate die twice from Bristol card. From one piece I die cut the clouds from the top and the hill from the bottom. I will be able to create a scene and still have the rounded edges from the Good Things die. I also die cut the Good Things to be used as the sentiment.
I want the ink blending with the Folkwave stencil to be seamless in the design across the die-cut pieces and the background. Use purple tape to hold the cloud and hill to the background piece, then place the stencil down, and hold these hill and cloud pieces to the stencil with purple tape. I use Garden Party and It’s A Boy for this ink blending.
Leaving the cloud and hill in place, line up the background piece behind the stencil. Lining up the corner and edges of the dies to the background piece. Then carefully pull out the hill and cloud pieces. For this ink blending, I use less ink to keep the colour lighter and softer.
The die-cut card is longer than the stencil area. I have a piece of purple tape at both ends of the cloud and hill pieces and line up the stencil with the already stencilled areas. Add more colour to complete the ink blending on these pieces. When the cloud and hill are placed over the background the stencil design will line up.
FINISHING THE CARD
I foam mount the clouds and hill over the background panel. The mouse, flowers and clovers are leftovers from this card. I adhere the mouse with foam tape on the foam mounted grass border and the flowers and clovers with liquid glue on the background panel.
The sentiment is from the Good Things die, and die cut from the same Bristol card. I place this to fit under the clouds and above the mouse, adhering with liquid glue. I felt this panel needed something more when I placed this against a white card base. Taping off the back of the card base, I reach for my ink blending brushes and add some colour around the edges, as the center will be covered by the stencilled scene panel. I foam mount this to the card base to add even more dimension.
Want to find these products?
Mouse House stamp set – Trinity Stamps
Mouse House coordinating die – Trinity Stamps
Good Things mini cover plate die — Catherine Pooler Designs
Folkwave stencil — Brutus Monore
It’s A Boy ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Garden Party ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Spring Fling mini ink pad — Catherine Pooler Designs
Life Changing Blending brush — Picket Fence Studios
Bristol card — Strathmore
Premium card base — Catherine Pooler Designs
Foam tape — 3M Scotch
Liquid glue — Tombow
Blending brush scrubber — Brutus Monroe
Stamp scrubber — Picket Fence Studios
Squeaky Clean stamp cleaner — Brutus Monroe
Acrylic stamping blocks — Catherine Pooler Designs
See this blog post for the Zig colours used on the mouse, flowers and clovers.