Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Half a dozen in one go

Despite the missing mojo, I've cracked on and made another six Christmas cards for the box - all the same. What got me going was a recent purchase of a delightful pre-loved Penny Black stamp from a sweet blogging friend - and this is the result:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
 
- a piece of white card stock, die cut using the MFT 'Stitched Cover-up Companion - Diagonal' die

- then I used the adorable (1999 design!) pre-loved Penny Black stamp called 'Thinking of you' to stamp the image onto white card stock using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and touches of Sansodor blending fluid where I wanted the colour to be more solid. Then added some clear Wink of Stella to the white fur and bobble on the little mouse's Santa hat

- fussy cut the mouse, leaving a narrow white border and popped him to one side


- I'd already chosen the holly patterned card (a very old but pretty Kanban design) to check the colour shades for the red and green so I die cut it using the same die as before, backed the white panels with double sided adhesive sheet (the medium strength stuff) and popped the patterned panels in place

- used the fussy cut mouse as a guide to position the sentiment in place, using the Misti of course (with six to make it was such a help!). The sentiment is from Uniko's 'Most Wonderful' stamp set, stamped using Memento 'London Fog' grey ink 

- peeled off the adhesive backing sheet on the back of the panel and added a layer of fun foam, cut just slightly smaller than the panel

- glued the foam backed panel onto the card front then added the little mouse, using Collall All Purpose glue in a Woodware ultra fine glue applicator

Am entering this into ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge for August - which runs until the end of the month so you'd best get your (ice) skates on if you haven't already entered!

I now have six patterned panels with the diagonal band across to work with. Any ideas folks?

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Di, that die cut frame is really great and I love the cute mouse :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  2. So cute! That looks an interesting die, I am sure you will find it very useful

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  3. Oh I love it! That die is fabulous, gives such a fantastic frame for just about anything, and mouse is too cute, happy RD xxx

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  4. Fabulous cards Di. 6 in one go...that is fantastic!

    Your card is so sweet. You were lucky to find that stamp as it is sure a keeper.
    Thanks for the idea about the fun foam. I like the sound of that as it would hold the panel so smooth to the card base.

    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS Rudolph Day card mate. The mouse is beautifully coloured & the diagonal panel and sentiment are perfect. I could tell u my idea for the diagonal snippets but I know wouldn't like it!!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. So adorable, Di! Six more for the stash --- great job! xx

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  7. I just LOVE this cute mouse and the diagonal band, they make your card absolutely delightful! And such great colouring on the critter!!

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  8. I can see why you needed to give this cute mouse a good home - sweet! Well done for making six cards for the Christmas box with that so handy die. I can't immediately think of what could be done with the patterned die cuts but will get back to you if I get a light bulb moment!!

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  9. I can see why you had to re home this gorgeous little mouse, you've made a wonderful card with him.

    Sue xx

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  10. A lovely card Di - I must crack on with Christmas cards too. I can't believe it's almost September!
    Kath x

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  11. Six great makes Di and love that adorable PB mouse shown off beautifully by that diagonal frame and pretty paper. x

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  12. No Mojo and six cards made... wish I could do that. It's a super layout with that die and I can see why you had to have that adorable little mouse.
    As for the remaining patterned panels - well all my inspiration can muster is reverse the design, or you could pass them to Parsnip and see what he comes up with xx

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  13. So sweet. I really must get started on my Christmas cards. Eeek!
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  14. This is so cute. I love pre-loved stamps. You are cranking up on making your Christmas cars. Good for you. [Bunny]

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  15. It's a gorgeous card Di. He's such a cute little image and that's a lovely sentiment. Barbxx

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  16. Gorgeous card and glad that you managed six, love the image and how lucky to have bought 6 PB stamps second hand.
    I didn't get what you meant at first as I was more worried that you had not linked as I posted mine 5 minutes after you and you had not linked up and I was going to tell you but Scrappy Mo already had.
    The only idea I have had is that the bottom smaller section could be for the sentiment and maybe a holly die (if you have one) in the top section. I think that frame would look really good cut out of Christmas paper/card.
    Best I can do at short notice.
    Have a good week.

    Kath x

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  17. That's the spirit, Di! You don't need any stinkin' mojo juices in order to make a darling set of six more Christmas cards for the stash! And a lovable ETM design it is, too! You presented us with a nice challenge re the snippets you now have, but the truth is, if anyone can figure out a fabulous way to use them, it's YOU!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  18. Love you using this die again - now I want it (but I am on a self imposed ban!). What about a die cut sentiment across the others?

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  19. This is so sweet and I thought I recognised the backing paper as being one I have/had. Think I might have used it now. Talking of Penny Black stsmps did you spot the caroling Ducks on my blog beginning of the month. I love that stamp . Huge Mrs A.

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  20. Oooh this is simply adorable !!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  21. I think your mojo snuck in here, Di! What a lucky find with the adorable hedgie all dressed up for Christmas! And you got six cards done! WOW!

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  22. oh wow, this is super cute, such a lovely stamp and I love this patterned paper!
    hugs xx

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  23. I love this stitched die. Your placement choices are spot-on.

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  24. This is so sweet. I love that PB stamp and you made such a fun card with it.

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  25. Good for you Di, chipping away at those Christmas cards so you have a nice stack when December rolls around. That sweet little mouse is perfect with the sash die and it almost looks like he's shouting out the sentiment!!

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