Thursday, July 2, 2009

3 Clover's Thursday Challenge #20-Red, White and Blue

I am using my very first House Mouse stamp (back when they were still made by Stampa Rosa) I ever bought on this RED, WHITE and BLUE challenge card at 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge. My goodness, that sure seems ages ago, but really was probably back in 2002! Someday I will post the very first HM card I ever made...with this stamp...I thought it was pretty nifty...and it was for me back in "the ole days" HA!

This card whipped up darn fast...told you things have to stay simple this time of year!
The trick to this card is that the star is what opens-I cut it on the fold(the very top point) with my star nestability...the base does not. Inside the star is matted another white star stamped with Happy 4th of July! (I have visions of baby Cole taking a peek and ripppppppping it right off LOL)

I put all the red cardstock through the swiss dot cuttlebug folder for texture and used my newly replaced juicy red SU marker to put lines around the background white piece-using the nestability as a guide for the straight lines.

Basically, I just matted the layers and glued on the hinged star and it was done! Monica House Mouse image is on dimensionals.

Last week's challenge at 3CTC was Where Are You From? It was a fun one and this one should generate some pretty dandy cards too--- red, white and blue always look so dramatic together! Come join in the fun! If you get a chance...go check out last week's cards...Kerry has Mr Linky so all you have to do is click on each name to see the challenge cards...fast and easy! Be sure to leave a comment if you visit...nothin' better than knowing people are visiting!

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Stamps: Party Mouse (Monica) by Stampa Rosa, retired sentiment from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Real Red & Night of Navy from SU!, GP white I think or Neenah

Ink: Memento black for image and colored with copics

Misc: Star Nestability, swiss dot cb folder, dimensionals for image

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13 comments:

sheene said...

really cute mouse! love the card.. would like to invite you to you to join my birthday candy! im sure you'll love it.. :)

xxx
sheene

Sharon Caudle said...

I do believe we were on the same wave length with this one, Sue! I really like how you attached the opening star to a card base. And your little house mouse stamp is too cute. Great card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Simply Adorable. What a cute HM stamp (it's fun to use old stamps again isn't it) - Great job with the Star shape as well.

Julie E said...

Great idea to have the "star" be the card part! I am sure that my kids would rip it apart too! :>)

Lisa Somerville said...

Very clever to have the star open for the sentiment! Too cute!

Our Little Inspirations said...

How cute!! There isn't a house mouse image I don't enjoy!

Elena said...

Absolutely adorable mouse! And I love the stars! Embossing gives a very nice texture - Love this card so much!

Kristen said...

So cute. Your card is simply stunning. Wonderful done.

Grace said...

This is just too cute!!! LOVE your HM image... I have some of those old ones too! I've loved them forever!!! I love the fun layout too! Thanks for visiting my blog today! Love your blog!!! Adorable bg too!

stephanne said...

Simple yet effective and perfect for the occasion. Happy 4th to you!!
Stephanie

Dawn said...

This is adorable. I love the stars. Such a perfect image to add to the center. Great job.

Kerry D-C said...

This is AWESOME!! Love that little hat he is wearing...tooooooo cute!

Jenny Gropp said...

so cute!!!!! Love the star that opens vs the card.

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