Despite the missing mojo, I've cracked on and made another six Christmas cards for the box - all the same. What got me going was a recent purchase of a delightful pre-loved Penny Black stamp from a sweet blogging friend - and this is the result:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
- a piece of white card stock, die cut using the MFT 'Stitched Cover-up Companion - Diagonal' die
- then I used the adorable (1999 design!) pre-loved Penny Black stamp called 'Thinking of you' to stamp the image onto white card stock using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink
- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and touches of Sansodor blending fluid where I wanted the colour to be more solid. Then added
some clear Wink of Stella to the white fur and bobble on the little mouse's Santa hat
- fussy cut the mouse, leaving a narrow white border and popped him to one side
- I'd already chosen the holly patterned card (a very old but pretty Kanban design) to check the colour shades for the red and green so I die cut it using the same die as before, backed the white panels with double sided adhesive sheet (the medium strength stuff) and popped the patterned panels in place
- used the fussy cut mouse as a guide to position the sentiment in place,
using the Misti of course (with six to make it was such a help!). The
sentiment is from Uniko's 'Most Wonderful' stamp set, stamped using
Memento 'London Fog' grey ink
- peeled off the adhesive backing sheet on the back of the panel and added a layer of fun foam, cut just slightly smaller than the panel
- glued the foam backed panel onto the card front then added the little mouse, using Collall All Purpose glue in a Woodware ultra fine glue applicator
Am entering this into ScrappyMo's Rudolph Days Challenge for August - which runs until the end of the month so you'd best get your (ice) skates on if you haven't already entered!
I now have six patterned panels with the diagonal band across to work with. Any ideas folks?