Stampin’ Up! Merry Mice Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

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I wanted to say a big welcome to Jaimie Babarczy who is a new member of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop Group!  Jaimie is from Albany, NY and she’ll be joining us for the blog hops starting today.  🙂

I used the Stampin’ Up! Merry Mice stamp set from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog to create my card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it.

Merry Mice - Stamp With Amy K

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

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I started by adhering a panel from the Serene Scenery DSP Stack to an Old Olive card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Merry Mice 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the star image from the Merry Mice stamp set (available Sept 1) in Crumb Cake ink across a Crumb Cake card stock panel and then adhered the panel at an angle across the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Merry Mice 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the mouse image and sentiment from the Merry Mice stamp set in Basic Black Archival ink on a panel of watercolor paper and I used my Bermuda Bay ink pad and an Aqua Painter to lightly wash the background in color.

Since I sometimes have trouble with my inks going over the lines when I watercolor small images, I used my Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter to color and then watercolor the mouse, branch and ornament.  I found that coloring the images with a marker and then brushing lightly over them with my Aqua Painter and only water allowed me to add color without it running together while at the same time it took the lines from the marker away.  I was happy to discover that trick worked!  🙂

Merry Mice 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I let the watercolor panel dry completely and then adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to a panel of Bermuda Bay card stock.  I adhered the watercolored panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a So Saffron enamel star from the Subtles Enamel Shapes pack to finish it.

Merry Mice 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Mice stamp set in Old Olive ink on a Whisper White card stock panel.  I inked the image of the three little mice in Crumb Cake ink, stamped it on scrap paper and then stamped it on the panel inside the card.

You can see a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, for this project at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy – welcome aboard!!  🙂

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Old Olive – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Crumb Cake – 3″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • Bermuda Bay – 3″ x 3-1/2″ panel
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Watercolor Paper – 2-7/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Merry Mice Sneak Peek for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Oh what a good trick, with the watercoloring! I love the colors they choose and the way you used them with your Christmas mouse 😉 What a cutie!

  2. aw, totally cute little guy and the color challenge works perfectly for him – I love this stamp set, and you are going to laugh when you see my blog post this morning, LOL…

  3. The little mouse is cute to start with but you make him a star! Thanks for the watercoloring tip too. I’ll have to try that (but you know I’m watercoloring challenged!)

  4. I love the color combo for this week, those are some of my happy colors! That little mouse is so cute, I have that set on my wishlist just because it’s adorable.

  5. Darling card Amy, I love the DSP and how it just makes that little mouse even cuter sitting in front of such happy paper.

  6. Another super cutie for a Christmas card, Amy! Love the tilted panels! Thank you so much for the marker/aqua painter tip! I know what you mean about the markers leaving lines and not looking water colored. ) : But now we know a way to erase those lines, don’t we~

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