It's easy to see card


LeNae Gerig

It's easy to see card
By LeNae Gerig


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Designer's Tip: To avoid bleeding outside the stamped lines, use the fine tip on the Spectrum Noir pens. Also, let ink dry before adding a second color next to it. The moisture from the first color can pull the second color into it, so wait 60 seconds or so for the ink to dry. Finally, don't' color right up to the line, allow for a slight "ditch" of white between the stamped line and the applied color.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Pen colors will bleed through the inside of the card to the front and back, so stamp and color the inside of the card first and then decorate the outside of the card.
  2. Inside: Glue a 1" border of orange/lavender striped paper to the card inside top and bottom. Stamp the saucer above the border and centered on the card fold.
  3. Stamp the teacup pattern on the lavender HoneyPOP placed horizontally, and cut out using small scissors. Open HoneyPOP teacup and place on the saucer. Use a pencil to lightly mark where the cup candle and the mouse head will be stamped. Remove the Honeycomb and stamp the handle and head.
  4. Stamp saucer, teacup and handle on the right and left sides of the mouse. Color the images using the blue and orange pens. Color the mouse light gray, the bow, nose, handle and saucer orange. Glue the HoneyPOP teacup in place by gluing the sides to each side of the card. When the card closes, so does the HoneyPOP Stamp "You're tea-rific!" above the teacups.
  5. Outside: To cover any pen bleeding on the card, cover the front and back with peach/lavender plaid patterned paper. Stamp the full mouse image and greeting onto white cardstock and trace the vintage sign shape from the template around the mouse.
  6. Use light gray to color the mouse, orange to color the bow, nose and dress, and blue for sleeves, sash, and shoes. Cut out the sign shape.
  7. Trace the Bracket Label onto peach paper, cut out and mat with white cardstock, leaving a 1/16" border. Glue to the card front. Foam tape the mouse label to the center and glue a purple bow below.