Tuesday, November 18, 2008

House Mouse Contest


Hi all, this is a card created for a contest in the House Mouse & Friends group

The actual dimensions of the finished card is 6"x 6".

Stamps Used: House Mouse = Party Mouse (Monica), Stampin Up = Petite Patterns, Stampendous = Marble Texture Cube. 

Ink Used: Memories Black, Stampin Up = Baja Breeze, Taken With Teal, and Pale Plum. 

Paper Used: Pale Plum, Whisper White, and Black. Provo Craft Bitty Scrap Pad Heritage Post. 

Accessories Used: Stampin Up Ticket Corner Punch, and a Tim Holtz Ruler, Pergamono Hole punch and pad, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Detail Powder, Great Impressions Glitter in Sparkling Ice, Fiskars Glue Pen, Sponge, Veramark Pen, Tombow pens in 800 & 723, and Markers markers in Deco Pink, and Blush Pink on the hat, then Cinnamon Toast on the body of Monica. Paper Flowers and Silver Brads. I hope that's all. Other than that, I used a hospital glove on my right hand while I was sponging.


Seen Here, after I stamped Monica on whisper white with Memories Black ink. I'm still waiting for my Hybrid Black Noir ink to show up. I hear it doesn't smear as bad. I colored Monica's body with a Marvy Marker in Cinnamon Toast.  


Then I used Marvy Markers in Blush Pink and Deco Pink to color the hat. 
I went back over the hat with Deco pink to blend in the Blush Pink. I also punched the 
corners with a Stampin Up Ticket Corner Punch. 



Then I colored The rest of her body with Tombow Markers. I used 800 on her tail, feet, ears and tommy, and then 723 on her nose and a little on her tommy too. Unfortunately, that Memories ink isn't the greatest with Alcohol based Markers. I can't wait for my Hybrid ink to show up. Grrrrrrr. Did I say that already. LOL.


Then went over the image with a Versamark Pen and embossed it with super fine embossing powder and heat set. 



Then masked off the bottom of the image with a post-it note and sponged 
bajabreeze on the top. Medical gloves really saves hand from being inked to death.


Then I ink the top-right corner with Taken With Teal.


Then I removed the post-it mask and sponged Pale Plum on the bottom and stamped the Stampendous  Marble Texture Cube with Pale Plum, on the right and upper corner. Then I used a paper towel to wipe the extra ink off of Monica. 



Then used a Fiskars Glue Pen on the hat and sprinkled glitter over the hat, shook off extra,
and heat set. 



This is everything before assembly. I use Scotch Double stick tape to tape everything together. All cut-outs were not really measured, just eyeballed and cut out and stuck on.



After assembly, I used the Timholtz ruler and a Pergamano punch with the black punch pad, to punch the holes on the corners. It's still hard for me to punch them in a straight line, even with a ruler. hehe. 


Then I added the paper flowers and silver brad to the corners. 

That's it. I hope you enjoyed my first picture slide show. 



Let me know if you prefer all of the photo steps along the way, or just the finished card. 

Hugs, 

Alena 

6 comments:

Karen W said...

Wonderful tutorial and just so you know Memento black ink will not smear with anything and no heat setting it. Copics work great on it also and you can color over and over it with no smearing. It's awesome!!!

donatelloh said...

Wow, what details! You really did a fantastic job. I sure hope you win the contest. Personally I like the photos for each step, but since that is a lot of work, it's really up to you.

MaryNSC said...

WOW U sure do need to WIN!! AMAZING WORK!!

Marcia said...

Love all the steps along the way!

Bonnie said...

what a great tutorial...love the step by step!

Candy said...

Your card is fantastic!! You went to a lot of work. I just read your didn't win. Don't take it personally I hear they pick numbers rather than whos card is the best. I never win either. I LOVE HouseMouse Stamps!!! Your tut. is great too but has to be a lot of work. I am happy you showed us how to make this one though :o)