August 11, 2023
Hello everyone. My name
is Andrea Jacobsen and this is my first time guest designing for Gerda Steiner
Designs (cue excited squeal). I have been
card making for almost 20 years and I love critters, puns, and cute which GSD provides
When I was contacted by Mace, I immediately went to the website
to see what stamp set I wanted. I make a
LOT of birthday cards. I loved the
Cupcake Mice as soon as I saw it. Let’s
get started with today’s project.
I love a good pun and maybe a little snark especially about
age but its okay because I might be a little older than 29. Ha! Here
I started by stamping these cuties on 110# white
card stock with Fadeout Black ink from Inkon3.
I could have just stamped them on a white card base and been
done but I knew I was going to use my OLO markers to color the images and I
didn’t want that showing. I am fairly
new to the OLO brand so my selection is tiny, but I was able to color both
images just using what I have. I colored
the front image using CG3 and CG5. His nose
and the inside of his ears I added a little R03. The hat I used Y2.2 for the main part and
V2.4 for the dots. I didn’t want him to
look like he was floating so I used OR 3.7 and a little OR 3.8 to create some
ground then I used the Zero to “fade” it.
I could have certainly adhered him to the front of a card base and moved
on, but I have a die cut in my stash that I have been wanting to use. Today’s project was perfect for it. I used the Swiss Dots from Whimsy Stamps,
using a piece Mango card stock from Taylored Expressions ran it through my
Vagabond. This gave me a piece of “cheese”
I took my Mango ink and darkened the edges to give a little contrast. I cut my main image out using and oval die from
my stash that is 5x 3 ¾,these ovals are from Kat Scrappiness.. I adhered the oval onto my “cheese” and then added some thin foam tape
to give a little dimension.
The inside of the card is where my little bit of snark comes
in (29 again?) I might have giggled a long time at that. I colored this mouse with CG0 and CG1.
The party hat uses the same colors and the
color on the nose and inside of the ears.
The cupcake frosting is O 2.4, the cake is OR 3.8, the wrapper is OR
3.7. I added some ground again using the
same colors. I framed the inside image
with Mango card stock and adhered both pieces to a white card base that is 4 ¼ x
5 ½ with the fold on the side. I hope
you enjoyed this card and fall in love with these little guys too. I will be back one more time showcasing
another card with the Cupcake Mice. Have
a great day and craft on!
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