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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Mousies with Cuppie!

Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Hazelnut

I made this card for a challenge hosted by Paula. Paula's challenge was to create something using the mosaic embossing technique. I don't have a die cut machine, so Paula sent me the supplies. I really appreciate her helping me out! But gosh it was a challenge for me to use these colors. That is part of doing challenges though - to get out of our comfort zone. Plus you know that I don't normally do 'cutesy' type cards, so I was stumped at first. But then the mojo started jumping and off I went!

The paper was first inked over with white craft ink. This causes the embossing to really pop. I then grabbed my wonderful mousies from House Mouse to go along with the 'Happy Birthday' message on the embossed cs. The cupcake icing is covered with a heavy coating of cotton candy stickles. The glitter flowers are another of the ones from Heidi Grace (like the ones I used on my spring HM butterfly kites card). The embossed piece is mounted on sahara sand cs to help accentuate the colors of everything else. All the pastels in the HM piece don't show up so well in the scan, but irl it's all pastel-y and soft! oh yes, the candle flame is painted with beeswax shimmerz.
I'm working on some things with some fun digi images I got from Angel's Landing. Also have created some cool 'coffee' paper to play with later in the week. My boys were even impressed with it, so I look forward to getting it inky and making some cards. New coffee inchie stamps from Rubbernecker are here, so we'll see what I can come up with!
have a good one everyone! sending big hugs your way!!! :D
Jennifer
p.s. oh yes, I had a little mousie stop by my blog yesterday - Mudpie Mouse from House Mouse stamps left a message. How cool is that!?! Play in the HM Monday Challenge and a little mousie may just stop by and say hello to you, too! ;)

12 comments:

MollyD said...

This card is beautiful...you did a great job!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You did great on this card! I don't do cutesy well either but I like looking at it.

Kristi said...

I like this card, and the I just love the mouse on the cupcake how cute. You did great with the colors. :)

Gina said...

Great job with the challenge, I can't wait to get to play with this one, it looks very interesting. As always, great job with the HM stamps! I love all the sparkle!

Karen from PA said...

This is so adorable. I love it!

Anne Power said...

Wow-doesn't appear that you had any struggle with this-looks like it was meant to be-great job and super cute!

Sara said...

Well my goodness you did a great job! I still haven't gotten the chance to do the challenge but it looks fun-very cute

Martha said...

how cute!

Paula said...

I did you did a fantastic job! Love the embellishments too. I checked out the coffee paper link and you know you are now an enabler don't you?

CrafteeCC said...

Hi there, love your card - this has to be my favourite HM stamp. Many thanks for your comments on my blog, I am fairly new to this blog/challenge thing and the encouragement is greatly appreciated.

Dru said...

This card turned out adorable Jen love the soft colors and of course the cute image!! I'm working on mine.......

Scrubbysue said...

What a great card! I love it!