I started by printing out this little guy onto natural white Neenah cardstock. I had already picked out the plaid paper to use so I grabbed my copic color chart and started picking markers. Here are the colors I used:
Mouse: E81, 84 & 87
Ears, Nose & Cheeks: R00. The ears also have a little bit of E81 to tone down the pink.
Pumpkin: YR12, 15, 18, 27
Stem, swirl & feet pads: BG96, YG63, 67
Yellow flower: Y11, 13, 18 Center: E87, 89
Rust flower: E15, 17, 18 Center: Y13, 15
Once I was all done with coloring I used my Scan n Cut to cut him out with a little border. I went back to the plaid paper. This is from Carta Bella's Fall Blessings paper pad. I pulled out two other patterns that went well with the plaid. An orange and a green. I really wanted a non standard die shape for my layers so I went digging through my stash. I found these beautiful Label 55 dies from Spellbinders. I cut the green and the orange papers with different sizes of the same die set. Then I cut the plaid paper with a scalloped rectangle die from Mama Elephant.
I sponged the edges of the plaid paper with a mossy green. I decided to cut my label dies so that they would be flat on the bottom and line up with the stitched edge of the plaid paper. I sponged the edges of the orange paper but left the green one alone. I glued the mouse directly onto the green paper and glued the rest of the layers together. These were then glued onto a Neenah natural white card base.
I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment onto another piece of the Neenah paper with the same mossy green ink I used to sponge the plaid paper edges. I cut it down to a small rectangle and sponged those edges with the orange ink. I used a piece of foam tape on the back to pop it up from the card.
I thought it needed just a little something more. I didn't quite like the look of sequins but I did find these gorgeous gold gems from Pretty Pink Posh in my stash. Just perfect. And that's it! I hope you like my little mouse card and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
You can pick up the Pumpkin Mouse digital stamp right HERE in the 2 Cute Ink Etsy store. Be sure to check out all of the great digital stamps Heidi has in her shop! Come on over and check out her Facebook group too! 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp Fans
I'll be back soon!