Feb 7, 2017

Happy Heart Day

One of the New Year's resolutions I made this year was to use more of my old stamps and quit buying new. It's really hard when you get all the pretty new releases in the inbox, but I have been good so far and haven't bought new stamps yet this year (besides one old PSX stamp from ebay - couldn't resist!)

So for today's card I used a stamp from the old Stampin Up set "Happy Heart Day". I thought this cute mouse would work well for a masculine card. I plan on giving this one to my son for Valentines Day. Hope he doesn't mind the Wink of Stella shimmer I added to the heart 😀. 


The mouse was heat embossed on Bristol Vellum card then colored using Zig Clean Color brush pens. I tried to keep the card simple, but I did use an embossing folder for the background to add a little bit of interest. Eyelets are another one of my crafty things that I don't use often, but I thought they were perfect for this card sketch. Sentiment is from the set "So Very Much" by Penny Black. I used a few candy dots by Stampin up to add some color to the sentiment. 

 A little close up above. The heart is covered in Wink of Stella, but it's really hard to see in the photos. The image panel has been popped up on dimensionals.

I am playing along here:
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Cards und More - Pets and other Furry Friends
Cardz 4 Guyz - Love You
Cute Card Thursday - Be My Valentine 
Have a great day!!

13 comments:

  1. This is sooooooo cute! I'm pretty sure your son won't mind the Stella, lol. It's gorgeous, and I love that sentiment. Good luck with your resolution (I failed at the first week - grins). Hugs xx

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  2. What a wonderful card Ellie - love the colours you have layered behind the cute image
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. A real fun animal image and lovely bright welcoming colours Ellie, many thanks for joining our February challenge again at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  4. So cute! LOVING that mouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  6. This is very cute! Love the embossed background too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  7. Oooh how sweet. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.

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  8. A fabulous card for our animal Challenge! what a sweet image! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

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  9. What a sweet card, Ellie! Love your coloring - thanks for joining us at Cards und More xoxoxo

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  10. Love it! A great sentiment and I love the dry embossed background too.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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  11. This is so cute. I love the mouse and it's a good image for a male card. I love that you used eyelets. I have so many and need to use them more. I agree, I want to use the stamps I have. BUT they come out with such cute new things it is so hard to resist.

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  12. A great card. thanks for the participation for the challenge on cards and more. Hugs Margrit

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  13. So cute! I don't buy stamps anymore, unless some stamp company sends me a coupon, and that doesn't happen too often.

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