Hey there, House Mouse fans!! I just love house mouse, but if you come here often, you probably already know that. This is the first time that I participated in a House Mouse Challenge and the first time I tried a business-sized card though, and they are so much fun. There is more space to work, and that was what I needed with this card. I wanted the HM image (stamp is Candlelight vigil and SOTM for Dec 2008), and I also wanted a church stamp or something to relate to the real meaning of Christmas somewhere on the card. I had been working on this all week when it finally came to me one night when I went to bed (does that happen to you too?). The church stamp is from Stampin Up's Silent Night set (long retired but much loved). The House Mouse image was stamped, colored with prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol, and then clear embossed to add the glow from the candle and the darkness of the night behind them. The blue is a little bit darker in natural lighting than it looks here in the photo. The circles were inspired from a card I saw in the gallery by Knightrone (thanks, Jessica), and the paper on them is patterned with snowflakes and words of the season (peace, love, joy, etc). I added stickles to the church stamp and silver and navy organdy ribbon. The pretty little silver snowblakes were beads/charms from Wal-Mart. Lastly, here is a close-up to show you some of the dimension.
DP: DCWV christmas papers, Glacier (Figgy Pudding collection) from Basic Grey
Ink: chocolate chip, night of navy, barely banana, pumpkin pie, Archival black
Accessories: clear EP, prismacolor pencils, designer label and circle punches, scalloped circle nesties, silver and navy organdy ribbon and snowflake charms.
CARD CANDY -- my good friend, Chris, is having a blogaversary soon!!! Check out her blog for some adorable cards (lots of Magnolias there, ladies), and enter to win the blog candy or tell her Kelly sent ya, so she might add my name again!!! :D LOL