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Birthday Chick

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing "Birthday Bonanza" projects! My card for today was so much fun to make. I used a ton of colored cardstock, lots of glitter, and an absolutely adorable House Mouse stamp. I think this may be one of my favorite House Mouse images. I am entering this card into the Anything Goes side of the latest House Mouse & Friends Challenge, #245.
*Sometimes, I get free product to use for my projects, but I only use what I love. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
HMP75: Birthday Chick
MGK05: Spring Micro Glitter Kit
GX220U: Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter
STF082: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Grapevine, Banana Pepper, Pimento, Seafoam, Parrot
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025, 026, 028, 033, 036, 041, 042, 045, 047, 050, 051, 052, 064, 065, 070, 071, 080, 083, 094, 097, 200, 202
Imagine: Spot On Adhesive
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Stamp Birthday Chick with VersaFine ink on to Canson Mixed Media paper.

2. Color the stamped image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Trim the image.

4. Line around the image with Spot On Adhesive and sprinkle with Teal Micro Glitter.

4. Make a mat of Grapevive cut to 4-1/2" x 3-1/4."

5. Draw a line near the edge with Spot On (be sure to leave room for the image to fit inside the line), and sprinkle with Pink Micro Glitter.

6. Make a mat using Parrot cardstock, cut to the size of 5-1/2" x 3-3/4."

7. Draw 2 rows of vertical lines on the sides of the Parrot cardstock with Spot On and apply Sunflower Micro Glitter.

8. Make a mat of Seafoam cardstock cut to 5-3/4" x 4-1/4."

9. Make small dots on the top and bottom sides of Seafoam with Spot On, and sprinle Purple Micro Glitter on top.

10. Make a mat of Pimento cardstock cut to 6-2/8" x 4-1/2."

11. Draw 3 diagonal lines with Spot On in each corner of the Pimento mat and apply Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter.

12. Cut the card base out of Banana Pepper cardstock to 6-1/2" x 10."

13. Draw a border around the card base and apply Lime Micro Glitter.

14. Attach all dried layers using Zip Dry Glue.

Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog for more Birthday fun! Below are the links to the rest of the team that is posting today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Louise Healy

Alison Heikkila

Janelle Stollfus

Kristine Reynolds



Comments

MOI said…
Adorable. Oh how I love any House Mouse design. Thanks for sharing.
Viki Banaszak said…
This is adorable! I love how you added the glitters.
Mary Holshouser said…
Party time.
Cute animals.
thanks for sharing
Illinois
Carolina Kathy said…
Thanks for sharing an adorable house mouse card!
Carolina Kathy said…
Thanks for sharing an adorable house mouse card!
I have been drooling over this image ever since seeing it on the House Mouse challenge blog, and your coloring is way over the top perfect!!! Wow!! I can see the feathers on the chick! Gorgeous card!
craftymom205 said…
Great colorful card.
Bunny said…
What beautiful coloring and layering. You made their hats look so shiny and pretty. This is a cute image with that mouse bringing a cupcake to share. In my world I'd want the part that had the frosting. Hoo boy! I enjoyed reading your "About Me", also.

Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. Bunny new DT as of today! Hooray!
Beckie Williams said…
This is so cute! I just love these super cute mice! Thank you for sharing with us and joining in this challenge at House Mouse and Friends!
Sue D said…
Adorable--I like your coloring.
Lorraine A said…
Gorgeous card Alison :-) such a cute image and your colouring is fabulous! love the papers, colours and whole design of this :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 🐭
Luv
Lols x x x
Sue said…
Stunning color work and wonderful bright fun colors layered up beautifully. Thanks for joining the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card with us.

Hugs
Sue
KarinsArtScrap said…
sweet and beautiful birthday card

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Dorte said…
Super cute image for a birthday card and lovely colours.
Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Dorte x
Christine said…
Gorgeous cute mousey image love all the vibrant colours and design great colouring

Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Smiles Christine xx
Diane said…
Wow such a fun colourful mousey creation Alison !! My kind of card !! Thanks for playing along with us at HMFMC !"!

hugs Diane xx

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