Hello! I have a Christmas card to share today that uses one of the newest House Mouse stamp sets from Spellbinders. It’s called Merry & Bright, and I love that it’s not an overwhelming image to color. Some folks can be intimidated by the details in the adorable House Mouse stamps, but this one is great for someone just starting out.
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I stamped the image with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, and I made sure to leave a lot of open space on the right for my sentiment, which is from this same set. I colored the image with the following Copics:
Skin: E50, E33, E21, E93
Fur: E21, E25, E29
Cord: G29, YG41, YG45
Lights: R11, R35, R37 – Y02, Y08, Y15 – B24, B26, B28
I inked around the edge of the colored panel with Lost Shadow Distress Ink. There was some residual ink on my blending brush, so it’s a bit darker than the ink should be, but I’m happy with how it looks. I wanted my lights to glow, so I grabbed my red, yellow, and blue blending brushes and just inked around the bulbs with whatever ink was still on my brush. The effect is great with very little effort. I cut out some patterned paper from Echo Park’s A Very Merry Christmas pad for a mat, then inked the edges of my card base with Candied Apple Distress Ink.
I really love the glow of the lights, and the simplicity of the overall card. I enjoyed making it, and since the coloring doesn’t take too long, several of these could be made in a day. Be sure to check out the rest of the new Holiday House Mouse stamps that are available through Spellbinders. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!