30 Days of Creativity: Day 13

Birthday Card!

Mice and images (c) House Mouse Designs.
Card creation by ManicMonday.

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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2 thoughts on “30 Days of Creativity: Day 13

  1. Good to see more creativity from you. I thought people might have lost interest. I am glad you are still going strong. Making cards is something I have always wished I could do. It is so personal, and you can make it fit the person you are sending it to exactly!!! Good job!!!

    • Thank you! I am still enjoying the 30 Days of Creativity project, I’ve just been sidetracked by life. Although, I need to find some more creativity to keep going. 😉

      As for making cards, it’s actually not that difficult. How much time and effort you put into it depends on you. I do have stamps (one is a thank you) that would allow me to make a quick card in 5 minutes. While it’s cute, it isn’t elaborate. I’ve worked on other card projects that take hours to complete but are mighty stunning when they are done. Working on cards with a friend helps because you can bounce ideas off each other and really get that creativity going!

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