Hello everyone! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing this absolutely awesome card featuring some new and some older stamps and dies. This card started as a simple idea and completely grew a mind of its own. And I’m so glad it did. It’s so much fun!
Originally, my idea for this card included the Just For You gnome and Mr. Snailman but it quickly grew to include my favorite Mouse House too! I stamped my images out and spent some time coloring. It was wonderful! Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and moved to the background.
For that I cut the middle Slimline Stitched Panel die from a white panel and then cut that panel into sections with the Slimline Scenic Borders. According to each panel, I inked them up a little differently with distress oxide inks and spritzed it all with water. I die cut a second panel and adhered all my levels to that for stability.
Then, using liquid glue I adhered all of my images to the background and moved on to finishing touches. I added white gel pen accents to most of the images and then moved in with my glossy accents.
Those are scattered about on things like the hearts, package bows, mushroom spots…kind of random but throughout the whole design. Then I thought it would be good to bring in the black glaze pen on the mice eyes and noses. I love what this little bit of dimension and glossy does for them.
Seriously, all the way up until now, I hadn’t actually planned out my sentiment placement. Totally winging it! Since the awesome Trinity Stamps sets almost always die cut the sentiments too, I decided to trail my sentiment throughout the card design, hoping it would draw the recipient to enjoy the whole design. Then I added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the words.
Finally, I die cut the largest Slimline Stitched Panel in purple and adhered it to a white card base that measures 3.5×8.5 and popped my scene panel up with foam tape. I also decided to pull from the fun colors I used and make a coordinating envelope in yellow with the Slimline Envelope Builder dies.
If you’ve followed me for very long, you know I like full cards…and I LOVE THIS ONE! It’s got so many fun things to see. Those playful mice and that sweet gnome bearing gifts, finishing it off with Mr. Snailman delivering some happy mail! I hope you enjoyed today’s card and find some inspiration to create something wonderful!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!