The critter stamps by Trinity Stamps are so cute and sweet! I couldn’t want to make a scene card using the cute little mice from the Mouse House stamp set. There is a video tutorial for this card – which you can watch in HD over on YouTube, and the written tutorial is below.
Stamping & Colouring
The colours I use are:
- Mice – 69 Blush, 73 Vanilla, 28 Pale Pink
- Snail – 74 Light Beige, 76 Medium Beige
- House/Tree Stump – 61 Light Brown, 65 Mid Brown, 62 Dark Brown
- Door – 29 Geranium, 23 Scarlet
- Toadstools – 22 Carmine Red, 29 Geranium, 902 Natural Grey, 64 Oatmeal, 76 Medium Beige
- Flowers – 50 Yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 47 May Green, 400 Marine Green
- Clover – 47 May Green, 400 Marine Green
I die cut a cloud border and grassy hill from the Melon Edge die from a piece of Bristol card. Use Catherine Pooler inks – It’s A Boy and Something Borrowed for the sky, and Garden Party and Grass Skirt for the grass – for the blending. I use one blending brush per colour and keep blending until I am happy with the blend.
Making The Scene
Adhering the snail to the toadstool with liquid glue, I want this to look as if the toadstool was bending over with the weight of the snail. I adhere house and snail to the grass panel, then cover the whole of the back with foam tape for no saggy areas.
Adhering the flowers and clovers with liquid glue. Using their placement to keep the card visually balanced. The toadstools at the very edge either side are adhered to the sky panel. Finally, the two mice are attached with foam tape where they overhang from the top of the tree stump. Liquid glue gives you some time to be able to move the image into the correct space before it dries. I use acrylic blocks to hold all the flowers and clovers until the glue has fully dried.
Finishing The Card
The cloud border is not yet adhered. I stamp the sentiments from Mouse House then adhere this flat to the sky panel. This scene panel is mounted onto an A2 card base to finish.
Want to find these products
Mouse House stamp – Trinity Stamps
Mouse House coordinating die – Trinity Stamps
Melon Edge die — Catherine Pooler Designs
Bristol Smooth card – Strathmore
Pre-Scored card base – Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Midnight ink pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
Clean Colour Real Brush Markers – Zig Kuretake
It’s A Boy ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Something Borrowed ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Garden Party ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Grass Skirt ink pad & refill – Catherine Pooler Designs
Spring Fling Mini ink pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
Foundation Mini ink pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
Life of the Party Mini ink pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
Life Changing Blending Brush – Picket Fence Studios
Blending Brush Scrubber — Brutus Monroe
Stamp Scrubber – Picket Fence Studios
Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner — Brutus Monroe
Acrylic Stamping Block – Catherine Pooler Designs
Purple Tape — iCraft
Foam Tape – 3M Scotch
Mono Multi Liquid Glue – Tombow
Die cutting machine