Thursday, February 21, 2013

trousseau: noun

the personal possessions of a bride usually including clothes, accessories, and household linens and wares
OK, every once in awhile I get an idea for a card in my head that I just can't shake loose, and worse, have limited products that would work for that idea. Ever since Cath, over at Moxie Fab issued the Camera Craze challenge, this idea has been bobbing around in the tiny area known as my creative brain. So I figured I'd use what I had and work around it.
 I had this camera stamp by Sandy Lion and stamped it on My Mind's Eye blue paper, then cut it out. I also had a desire to use metal because of the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, is Metal-ology so I took a piece of wire and bent it into a round shape and filled in the area with Ranger's Glossy Accents. It slipped a little when I poured in the Glossy Accents, but I still think it looks great :)
Next I drew the mouse around the camera stamp and cut him out. Took a sheet of Scrappin Sports yellow paper, drew holes and cut them out with my Fiskars Fingertip knife and then laid it over a scrap of darker yellow paper. Shaded the holes for depth with my Faber Castell PITT pens. I also used my metallic gellato inside the ears and on his cute little nose.
 I love, love, LOVE my Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots!!! I was able to put some under the spiked flash and the camera button so they won't get bent when mailing. How cool is this stuff?
Printed out the sentiment using Traveling Typewriter font and matted it on the same blue paper as the camera.
#2 of 30 Mother's Day cards in 30 days
and a close up of Helmar's Liquid Scrapdots lifting the flags up
and the Gemstone Adhesive for the pearls:
Cricut Craft Room - Creative Cards ( free cut for the week )
Spellbinders - Beaded Square ( pearls )
Traveling Typewriter font ( honestly, I try to use a different font, lol )
pattern paper - from scrap pile
American Crafts - white marker
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Carole Z said...

Mouse with a camera! Love it! Also your Mother's Day card is gorgeous - love the layout and colours, hugs, Carole Z X

Redanne said...

What could be more perfect for you than a camera! That piece of wire does look good on the lens and I love the cute mouse..... your Mother's day card is a real beauty too. I love your work Sandee. Hugs, Anne x

Alison Scott said...

Love the mouse- you drew him yourself? Wow, thats great.
The mothers day card is very cute too.

Eliza said...

Hey that is one cool mouse and he takes photos LOL but that mothers day card is just beautiful.

Hugs Eliza

Jean said...

Your ideas amaze me!! Too too cute!!

Pam said...

Great cards! I love the cheese background and the flash on the camera. The Mothers day card is beautiful, wonderful background paper and the flags spelling MOM are so cute!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

that little mouse is just the cutest thing ever! i love it!!

Meggymay said...

Love that cute mouse card. The Mothers card is beautiful.
Yvonne x

Krisha said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE mouse card! Your Mother's Day card is gorgeous, love pink and brown together.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I suspect if I want to learn how to make cards, I should camp out on your doorstep. That MOM card is perfect. I love it.

And yes, I'm back!! I can't wait to see what else I've missed here.

Craftychris said...

The little mouse with the camera is so cute! I wish I could draw! the camera looks cool with the wire added and your Mothers Day card is gorgeous! I love the way the flags are lifted up at the points xx

Karen said...

Mouse with a camera now how stinking cute is that! Adorable....Karen

Hammers said...

Oh I love the mouse card!! I love it when an idea you have comes to life..I am working on a few of those right now. Cx

MaryH said...

The mouse card is so fabulous, and I'm impressed that you can draw all this stuff! You don't need stamps! Enjoyed the how-to's of the creative process on your mousie, and great shading in the cheese holes. The Mother's day card is so pretty, and the background paper on that one, is just lovely. TFS - hope your Friday's weather is not too dire...we're supposed to get some 'stuff' here in the Upstate. Rain, sleet, possible "S" word. Stay safe & warm.

Pat N. said...

Wait a minute! You DREW the mouse around the camera? Wow, Sandee, this is terrific. Love, love, love the card. Your other card is beautiful, too, but I can't stop looking at the mouse and cheese!! Brilliant!

Barb King said...

Fun card, Sandee, so creative!

Katie said...

Okay, that mouse with the camera is just perfect! You rock!!!

PS. LOVE your title today. I had told AJ recently that I needed all new clothes and bathing suits for the honeymoon. I told him its my trousseau, so I have to have it. I don't know if he bought it!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! The framed lens is so cute! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Cath said...

Hey Sandee! Thanks for linking this up to the Camera Craze Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)