"Happy Birthday Mouse"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Yesterday, I remembered that I had not made a birthday card for a friend of mine. Now I knew it had to be something fast and easy. I already had the image colored which is my normal way of doing thing. I color a lot then assemble cards as needed.

Here is the card I came up with;

"Happy Birthday Mouse"

Seeing that the image was already colored, it was just a matter of assembling the card. I picked a piece of background paper from a DCWV pack called "Text Prints the paper stack". It has Happy Birthday printed all over it. I was trying to figure out what sentiment to use, when looking at the paper I figured that the background paper had the sentiment on it already. So, I placed the image so that the "Happy Birthday" showed. Then I cut two narrow strips of cardstock to highlight the bottom saying. The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die, but I did not have a larger die to do the matting for the image. I cut a piece of cardstock an 1/8" large and punched the corners with an EK Success "Ticket Punch" to follow the theme. Added some silver dots and some stickles to the card. Walha, the card was out in the mail.

The image was colored on my favorite cardstock, "Cryogen". Of course the image was colored with Copic Markers. The colors used for the image were;

Teacup; B000,B01,B02, W1
Mouse; C0,C03,C05
Flowers; Y02,Y17,BV00,BV01,BV04,RV02,R22,R24
Leaves; YG07,YG09

Did not take long with this card. Hope my friend will like it.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

13 Response to ""Happy Birthday Mouse""

  1. Anonymous Says:
    May 18, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Great job Bob. Love that mouse!!!

  2. KymKreates says:
    May 18, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    This little guy is sure to bring a smile to your friends face. He is full of good cheer! I color my images ahead of time when I get a chance too!

  3. Febe says:
    May 18, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    This is a great image Bob, well done and perfectly placed on the backgroud papers. I think you did a great job shading the background behind the mouse/flowers/tea cup areas.

    Thanks for sharing. I"m sure your friend is going to love the card and treasure your art!


  4. Handmade by Vivi says:
    May 18, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    oh, so cute card! it will bright his day!

  5. Billie's Scrappetique says:
    May 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Great card as always, Bob! Very, very cute!

  6. sachsenrose says:
    May 18, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Oh, this card is enchanting again!
    Many greats, Rose from Germany

  7. Lillian says:
    May 18, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Now that's my kind of image, Bob -- CUTE! Love the bright colors you used on the flowers -- so uplifting! I'm sure your friend will be tickled to get this creation . . .

  8. Deb says:
    May 18, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    What a sweet card Bob! This little mouse is adorable!

  9. Chris says:
    May 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Just absolutely love this one. The coloring is terrific and the use of the papers--great!

  10. Kathy Billings says:
    May 18, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Wonderful card Bob. I too love the bright colors and who says you have to use a larger die to mat it??? It looks great just like it is!!!!

  11. Angie Hall Haviland says:
    May 18, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS, Bob!! Love the blue on the cup.

  12. Anonymous Says:
    May 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....LOL, that is SO ADORABLE!!!! I love it...it is SO cheerful!!!!!!

  13. Sara says:
    May 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Bob, what a beautiful card! I love it! Do you know who that stamp is by? I would love to add it to my collection! You do such wonderful work! I love how you used the background paper for the sentiment...I will have to remember that one! Happy Creating! Sara

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