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Saturday, September 26, 2015
I got home from work yesterday evening and found some happy mail waiting for me from Blitsy. It was the awesome Harvest Mouse stamp and die set from MFT. While I was trolling through the awesome cards on the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I recalled a video I had recently seen where Jennifer Maguire had altered this very stamp set so that the mice were carrying things other than pumpkins and apples. I was inspired to alter one of the mice to make it look like he was carrying some coffee on a brisk autumn day. It was tough to do with the dies because I had to do some selective die cutting and some cutting and piecing in with my cutting blade but I managed it. I started by die cutting all of my shapes and stamping the mice, leaves, and pumpkin out some Memento rich cocoa ink. I Copic colored my images and added some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to the sweaters, leaves, and pumpkins. I then stamped the mug from the Technique Tuesday Eat Chocolate stamp set and Copic colored the chevron stripes to match my mice. I put down a strip of patterned paper from the American Crafts Autumn Crisp 6x6 patterned paper and added a piece of white cardstock above it that I had blended some Hero Arts soft pool shadow ink using a Stampin' UP sponge to give it a mottled look with some variation that you would see in the sky. I mounted my images straight onto the card using snail adhesive and sprinkled a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around. I then stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set using some Gina K charcoal brown ink for a nice crisp look. I hope you like it!
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What fun images -- super coloring too
Love your card, cute way to use that stamp set!
Thank you ladies!
This is so creative, Celeste! I just posted a card for the blog hop using that same fall paper :)
OMGoodness, this is too cute! Love these little mice! Gorgeous colouring too!
Awesome card!! I love the mouse carrying the coffee and the beautiful scene you created. Such great use of technique!
how totally cute..
Thank you ladies!
This is adorable and I love the way you altered the stamp. All three of your coffee & tea cards are fabulous!
This is really fantastic! The colors, the design, and those little mice are ADORABLE! LOVE this!
Superb coloring in the fun images, love the fall colors! Happy hopping!
So so CUTE!!
Cuteness overload!!! This is beyond adorable!!!
Way too cute I love those little mice and the harvest paper is so pretty. Have a blessed day .
Thanks for linking up in the FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP
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Awesome Fall Card. I love that you add the coffee cut.
adorable!!! great card!
So cute! Beautiful card
Oh SO cute!! Love how you made that mousy hold a cup of coffee! Genius!!:)
What a sweet and clever card - adorable!
Such a cute fall card, Celeste...can't forget the coffee , a staple of any fall harvest table! Love those animals! Happy hopping!
Ohhhh! So sweet, Celeste! This makes me smile. I love it!!
Thank you so much for your kind words ladies!
Ooooooh this is so cute,
Marie dt over at MWLW
Sooo sweet and perfect for fall!
Oh this is just so sweet! And how fun to have that middle mouse carry an extra-extra large coffee! You've fit that in perfectly. Your coloring is spot on and this little scene is pure delight. Love this!! Bev
Adorable card! thanks for sharing
You did a marvelous job! This card is totally adorable & the mose carrying the coffee is definitely my favorite - sweet!
Eeeekk! this is so darn cute :-) Great coloring too!
This is just sooo cute! Love those mice.
Sooooooo cute! I just love that you're blogging now....
What adorable mice!
That's too cute! Love that you make one of the mouse carrying coffee cup!
Your combination of elements is so creative and just screams fun. Love the coffee cup carrying mouse.
This is adorable and I love the images, color choices and the designer paper.
Aww...this is sooo cute!!
so adorable love how you added the coffee cup
what sweet little fall mice!
I like your card with the cute mice.
Happy Coffee Day.What a lovely and sweet card.
Super adorable!! I love it!!
OH I love everything about this card! Fantastical! :)
how stinkin cute is this?!
Uber cuteness!!! What an amazing card!
Oh these mice are too cute! I love them on the leaves and carrying their favorite things :D
oh my gosh - so CUTE! love this card!
cutest little mice!
How darling! Love the mice ♥
Oh, my gracious, this is just as cute as can be, and all your fall details are perfection!
Thanks some fantastic image altering and cutting - I can't make you where you've done it at all, so that proves it! :D Love your coloring too!!
EEKKK! Sooo cute!
Wow - I LOVE everything about your card - amazing coloring!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
A gorgeous creation and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie
What a sweet card. Your colouring is amazing!
Three blind mice, see how they run. They all... Love the mice and the coloring. Great stamps.
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