Saturday, November 21, 2009

PGP blog hop today!!

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some wonderful Holiday inspiration. While you visit, subscribe to each Gardener's blog and take note of each designer's name and their special treat listed in their blog post. once you finish your garden tour, send an email to with the list of designers and their special Holiday treat. Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and treats will be entered in a random drawing to win one of 3 prizes. You need to send an email to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Nov. 24th to make your list and check it twice... The first prize is a festive collection of Holiday paper crafting goodies. The prize includes:

The second prize is a $7 gift certificate to the Paper Garden Projects store.

The third prize is a $5 gift certificate to the Paper Garden Projects store.

So put on your walking shoes and go for a garden tour (or just stay in your jammies - we won't tell). Here is the garden tour guide list:

Mellissa (Mel)


Debbie (you are here)






So here is my project. I love House Mouse and I love making cards with those cute little mousies. I decided to make a Christmas card and the thought of a window card just popped into my head.

I stamped the image onto a laser transparency sheet with black StazOn ink. I believe StazOn is the only ink that stamps clearly on transparencies. You can use Versafine but you will have to emboss it because it will take FOREVER to dry, if it dries at all. Water-based inks don't give me a clear enough image, so I use StazOn.

Since I was going to use my Copics to color this image, I had to color on the back of the stamped image. If I colored on the front where I stamped the image, the alcohol from the image and the alcohol from the Copics would've just blurred and combined and made a mess of my pens. Besides, if you color on the back of a stamped image, you can color without worrying about covering up any of the fine lines of the image. Nice!

I used my Nestabilities to cut out the green scallop for the front. Then I adhered the front cardstock and then temporarily adhered a piece of cardstock for the back of the front of the card. Using the next size down of the Nesties, I cut a hole in the front of the card. Remove the center hole and use it for another project. Remove the inside cardstock that has been temporarily adhered to the inside front of the card. Adhere the transparency to the card front, centering the image in the window. Now completely adhere the inside front of the card. This makes a transparency "sandwich" and makes the inside of the card clean. Then I adhered my green scallop to the front around the opening window.

I then stamped the sentiment to the front using some rickrack and some pearls. I also used some Copic Spica pens to the sentiment to make it a little sparkly. I think every card needs a little sparkle, don't you? Oh, I almost forgot - I also stamped the little candies and the other sentiment from the stamp set on the right front inside of the card.

I hope you liked my project and I'll leave you with my "Name" and "Treat" for the blog hop prize:

Debbie - Shiny Ornaments

Collect all the participants info and email it to Cathy, the owner of Paper Garden Projects - . She'll enter you into the drawings. :)

Supplies: Stamps - House Mouse Christmas clear stamp set Paper - Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Pearls - Lush Green Velvet Ribbon - Sage Green Copic Spica Glitter pens - Red, Green, Black (from the A set) Copic Markers - R14, R29, E21, E33, E47 and Colorless Blender (for fixing mistakes)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your enjoy your Walk through the Paper Gardeners' websites. See you later!


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SO sweet Debbie. I love that little mouse! And the paper you used is so perfect. Great trick with the acetate too. LOVE it & I'll definitely be trying an acetate windows soon! Thanks for the fab inspiration. :o)

Rhonda Miller said...

Love your card. So fun.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Oh My - Debbie you are awesome at coloring those House Mouse. I love the window!

Cindy said...

Fantastic card!!!

Tracy Durcan said...

I love the mouse in the frame!! Great project :)

Kathlene said...

Ohhh, I'm a big mouse fan too and your sweet window card is adorable. TFS!

Tricia said...

That card is just precious!! I'm a House Mouse fan, as well!! TFS!!!

Stacy said...

Adorable card! I love House Mouse!

Kathi said...

Great card. I love House Mouse and my resistance to them is weakening because of you!

I wish I could see a close up of the window/coloring so I could be even more amazed by your awesome coloring skillz.

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Beth said...

Such a darling card Debbie

Lisa said...

OMGosh, this is cute! Love how when you open the card you still see the image. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!

khunter47 said...

Your card is precious. Thank you so much for sharing it and the instructions to make it.


Shaela said...

wow, I never would have thought to color on the back - thanks for the tip!

margie c said...

Adorable lil card! TFS all of the details :)

Amber said...

What a beautiful card! Love the little image and the coloring is terrific!

mawmaw2-4 said...

I love the house mouse!! I joined your blog and will be visiting often.

Elena said...

What a cute mouse! Love your idea with the window card! Thank you so much for sharing!

mekei said...

thanks, glad i hopped by

Margreet said...

great card with that cute housemouse.....thanks for the idea!
xxx Margreet