I spent another evening with my card-making friend and this is what I came up with. It is a birthday card for my niece and her favorite color is pink. I used a House Mouse Designs® stamp with black ink for the design, then used colored pencils to color in the mice and cupcake. I used yellow markers for the candle flame, which actually had to be drawn in, but I tried to shade them slightly. I mounted the white cardstock with the image on to a slightly larger light pink piece of cardstock, which was then mounted onto the dark pink card. Inside is a simple Happy Birthday multi-colored (pink and purple) stamp.
You can see the envelope beneath the card. In the lower left hand corner I stamped another celebrating mouse. It’s a grey envelope because I didn’t have a white one available. As a result, I elected not to color him. Believe it or not, this card took me 1&1/2 to 2 hours to complete. So if anyone ever gives you a hand-made card, keep in mind that it was not a trivial endeavor to make it! 🙂
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