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Feb 7, 2017

Happy Heart Day

One of the New Year's resolutions I made this year was to use more of my old stamps and quit buying new. It's really hard when you get all the pretty new releases in the inbox, but I have been good so far and haven't bought new stamps yet this year (besides one old PSX stamp from ebay - couldn't resist!)

So for today's card I used a stamp from the old Stampin Up set "Happy Heart Day". I thought this cute mouse would work well for a masculine card. I plan on giving this one to my son for Valentines Day. Hope he doesn't mind the Wink of Stella shimmer I added to the heart 😀. 

The mouse was heat embossed on Bristol Vellum card then colored using Zig Clean Color brush pens. I tried to keep the card simple, but I did use an embossing folder for the background to add a little bit of interest. Eyelets are another one of my crafty things that I don't use often, but I thought they were perfect for this card sketch. Sentiment is from the set "So Very Much" by Penny Black. I used a few candy dots by Stampin up to add some color to the sentiment. 

 A little close up above. The heart is covered in Wink of Stella, but it's really hard to see in the photos. The image panel has been popped up on dimensionals.

I am playing along here:
Stamping Sensations - Animal Magic
Cards und More - Pets and other Furry Friends
Cardz 4 Guyz - Love You
Cute Card Thursday - Be My Valentine 
Have a great day!!


Squirrel x said...

This is sooooooo cute! I'm pretty sure your son won't mind the Stella, lol. It's gorgeous, and I love that sentiment. Good luck with your resolution (I failed at the first week - grins). Hugs xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Ellie - love the colours you have layered behind the cute image

brenda said...

A real fun animal image and lovely bright welcoming colours Ellie, many thanks for joining our February challenge again at Stamping Sensations.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So cute! LOVING that mouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

pinky said...

This is very cute! Love the embossed background too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Crafting Andy said...

Oooh how sweet. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.

Sally H said...

A fabulous card for our animal Challenge! what a sweet image! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

Lori Turner said...

What a sweet card, Ellie! Love your coloring - thanks for joining us at Cards und More xoxoxo

Helen said...

Love it! A great sentiment and I love the dry embossed background too.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Brenda in IN said...

This is so cute. I love the mouse and it's a good image for a male card. I love that you used eyelets. I have so many and need to use them more. I agree, I want to use the stamps I have. BUT they come out with such cute new things it is so hard to resist.

scrapgrit said...

A great card. thanks for the participation for the challenge on cards and more. Hugs Margrit

Amy Johnson said...

So cute! I don't buy stamps anymore, unless some stamp company sends me a coupon, and that doesn't happen too often.