Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Mice Day! Stamp Set Tutorials

Evening everyonee

I was asked so many times on Facebook how I created the Swiss Cheese mouse card that I decided to write up a tutorial for this, and the rest of the cards. I hope this will help.

So enjoy :)


WHAT I DID
Cut a piece of yellow card to 5¾” x 5¾” and add it to a 6” x 6” kraft card blank, leaving a border all the way round.

Next cut a piece of kraft card 5½” x 5½”, and stamp the wheat on the left hand side using black memento ink. Stamp the wheat sheaf that is bowed onto Mask It paper and cut it out (alternatively you can use the sticky edge of a post-it note). Place the mask over the top of the sheaf previously stamped on the kraft card, then stamp the bottom section of the mouse and removed the mask. Colour everything with pencils.  

Using the coordinating stencil add clouds to the kraft card by inking through the cloud aperture using white ink, avoiding the mouse and wheat. When everything is dry added a little white and blue pencil to define the clouds. Add a thin line of crystal glitter around the edges of the clouds.

Stamp the head of the mouse twice onto white card and coloured with pencils, then cut out. Using foam pads attach one of the heads to the wheat sheaf above where the mouse body has been stamped earlier.

Hand cut a fishtail banner from kraft card, and stamp a sentiment onto it. Cut a slightly larger banner from yellow card and glued them both together.

To complete the card attached the banners to the card front using foam tape, and add the mouse head and a yellow enamel dot.
  
WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set and Mask
6” x 6” Kraft Card Blank
Spectrum Noir Pencils
Yellow Card
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
Kraft Card
Crystal Glitter
Enamel Dot
White Brilliance Ink
Black Memento Ink


WHAT I DID
Add orange card 4¾” x 6¾” to the front of a 7” x 5” white card blank leaving a thin white border all the way round.

Cut a piece of strong white card to 4½” x 6½”. Die cut different sized circles into it,
randomly placing them around the card.

Create outer frames for the apertures - using a circle die slightly larger than the apertures, then die cut the centre from them each of them using the same circle die as the one used on the white card. Glue the frames to the white card along with a few of the small spare centres from the circles.

Stamp the sentiment onto the white card and attached it to the card front using foam tape. Make sure you use plenty of foam tape around the apertures to support them.

Stamp all the mice onto colouring card, then colour them in with your alcohol pens and carefully cut them out. Glue the mice inside the large circles.  Attached the mouse head using foam tape, but leaving its paws hanging outside of the circle.

WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set
5” x 7” Scalloped Card Blank
Hunkyodry Matt-tastic Card
Copic Pens
Circle Dies (Tattered Lace)
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
  

WHAT I DID
Cut a piece of patterned paper 6½” x 6½” and round off the corners on one side, and attach it to a 7” × 7” white scalloped card blank, making sure there is a slim border all the way round.

Cut a piece of inking card to 5¾”x 5¾” and secure the coordinating mask in the centre of it. Ink through and around the mask using distressing ink to create a border. When dry attach it to a piece of gold mirror card cut to 6” x 6”, and then add to the card base.

Trim a piece of inking card to 4” x 4”. Using distressing inks create a background leaving the centre lighter than the edges; splash water onto the surface and blot off with kitchen towel. When dry use black ink and the mask to add grass and a few wheat sheaves. Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner. Mount the completed scene onto a piece of die cut gold mirror card 4½” x 4½”.

Add the completed topper to the card front using foam tape.
  
WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set and Mask
For the Love Of Stamps ‘Perfectly Natural’ Paper Pad
7” x 7” Scalloped Card Blank
Squeezed Lemondade, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye  Distressing Ink
Stitched Square Die (Crealies)
Gold Mirror Card
Hunkydory Ink Me Card
Foam Pads
Corner Rounder


WHAT I DID
Add patterned paper to the front of a 5” x 5” top fold white scalloped card blank, leaving a thin white border all the way round.

Stamp the wheat sheaves, flower and mouse once onto a masking sheet, then stamp the grass twice, and cut everything out.

Die cut a circle from colouring card and stamp the grass twice, leaving a gap in the centre. Join up the grasses using a black fineliner pen and place the masks on top. Stamp the flower in the centre of the grasses and add its mask. Stamp the mouse so that its paws are placed over the flower stem, and then add the mask over this as well. To complete the scene stamp the wheat on the left hand side of the circle and cover this with the mask.

Leaving all the masks in place add the clouds using Tumbled Glass distressing ink and a cloud template. Build up the ink slowly leaving lots of white areas to create depth.

Remove all the masks, and colour the images using alcohol pens.

Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the card base using black Memento ink.

Mount the completed topper onto a fancy circle die cut from brown card, and then attach it to the card front using foam tape.

Create 3 small fish tail banners from brown card, kraft card and patterned paper, and layer them up. Add the banners to the top of the card along with a die cut heart.

WHAT I USED
A Mice Day! Stamp Set
5” x 5” Scalloped Card Blank
For the Love Of Stamps ‘Pretty Pastel’ Paper Pad
Cloud Stencil (My Favourite Things)
Copic Pens
Tumbled Glass Distressing Ink
Circle Die (Crealies)
Fancy Edged Circle Die (Tattered Lace)
Brown Card
Kraft Card
Stamping/colouring Card
Foam Pads
Black Fineliner Pen (Micron)

Thanks for dropping by.

Janine xx

2 comments:

Christine L said...

Wow Janine.... some fabulous cards here!!!

Christine x

Marilyn said...

The cards are super, but then yours always are. Wonderful tutorials and I can certainly appreciate that it took a good bit of time to write them up.