Friday, August 6, 2010

House-Mouse Vintage

This week I actually did a card for the House-Mouse challenge. The challenge was to do a vintage card. I had a need for a baby card and so I incorporated the need with the challenge. The image is a Hopper Itty Bit called "Blankey." I colored my little Hopper with Copics and then sponged the die-cut circle with two shades of Distress Inks. The outer edge is a 3-1/4 Just-Rite border that I cut out with scissors. The image and border were both stamped with Memento's Rich Cocoa. The papers are Basic Grey's Capella. The sentiment is from PTI's Inside & Out Baby, cut out with a Spellbinder's Fancy Tag. The ribbon is from Flourishes and the flower is from a pack of my favorites, but I threw away the packaging and now I don't remember the details. Sorry 'bout that. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end.

15 comments:

dolcreations said...

Karen I love this cutie! I have often looked at this stamp to buy! I think you have done such a beautiful job with the image! Very vintage....lovely!!!!! I love the papers and the oval shape is superb! You have hit this baby out of the ball park! Lucky little one to receive this card from you...I hope mom saves it..it is a treasure!

Leslie Miller said...

Okay, this is one of the cutest House Mouse stamps and cards I've seen. Well, you know I love all things vintage and this is so beautifully and sweetly vintage. Karen, I sure do hope I can make it to CHA again next year, and it would be most awesome to meet you in person! We had the greatest time!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so excited to have you play along with the challenge this week! This sweet image always reminds me of my oldest daughter...she is 33 and still has a portion of her blankey close by LOL! Great take on the vintage challege...love the JR circle border! Thanks for joining us at HM&F's Monday Challenge...a real honor to have you join us!

Lynn said...

I love this image of house mouse and his blankey it's so cute and the card is gorgeous too :) Lynn xx

mycardz said...

Hi Karen! Awwww, what a perfect baby card in every way! I love how you sponged around that gorgeous border, it really adds so much depth and definitely completes the vintage feel of this gorgeous card. Love that cappella paper too, sigh, I just love every aspect of this too fun (& expensive) so-called hobby! :) So glad to see you back at the HM&F challenge too! You've been missed. Happy weekend! hugz, Mary

Nancy said...

What a cute image! This is a perfect baby card. Love the vintage look. Very nice!!

Pam S. said...

so sweet and charming Karen! Beautifully designed and love the vintage "feel" of it!
Pam Going Postal

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Hi "Kirby"!
Your card is so sweet! Love it with all the papiers and this pretty frame. Thank you very much for playing with us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs, Natascha

Sue said...

Karen, that little image is just adorable done in bronws to fit the challenge this time. Wonderful distressing and that little touch of color is perfect. So glad you shared your card with us at House Mouse and Friends. Nicely done.

Take Caare
Sue Drees

Beate said...

Karen, the image is darling, your coloring gorgeous and the combination of that stamp with a JustRite border genius! Love your card, it's stunning.
I usually don't care too much for the House Mouse stamps, but this is DARLING.
Hugs and smiles

Lisa said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

Rachel said...

OMGosh Karen this is just GORGEOUS!!! You did a beautiful job incorporating the vintage look with this baby card!!!
hugs,
Rachel :0)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So sweet! Wonderfully vintage wit the soft colour palette and your wonderful colouring!

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation love your image & colours great take on the chall...thanks for sharing & joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Lorraine A said...

very cute card :-) the image is very cute and the papers and colours you used are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
luv
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