Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rain or Shine...


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Moxie Fab is currently hosting a fun challenge, Start to Finish, which means a card with just a front is only half done! I've always admired cards that are decorated on the inside, but have myself been terribly lax in "completing" my cards. So, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see what I could come up with.
I live with my husband and our son, so I'm already out-numbered when it comes to girly and frilly. My little guy is well-versed in dinosaurs and trucks, but I figured I might have one last chance at sneaking in something cute for Valentine's Day. For his card, I used two very sweet little mouse stamps and created what I hope will bring a smile to his face.
The front of the card showcases a mouse in a basket being drawn by a balloon. I colored him in with some Copic markers and replaced the stamped string with some twine for some texture and dimension. The original image has the mouse tossing flowers over the side, but, for my purposes, I stamped tiny hearts in several shades. I printed out the first part of my sentiment using my computer and printer and decided to keep the front simple for more impact once the card was opened.
The inside of my card is a "pop-up," with these adorable hugging mice huddled under a daisy umbrella. I again colored with Copics and carefully cut the image out before adhering it. I continued my heart rain-shower and added a ton of punched out hearts around the loving pair. For more continuity, I used the same designer paper from the front of the card as background accents and finished off with the remainder of my printed sentiment. Come rain or shine, my little rugrat will always be my Valentine!
BEAN NOTES: Penny Black Shower of Flowers and Squeeze 'Til I Squeak Stamps and Papertrey Ink Simple Valentine Stamp; Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo Classic Dye Ink; Memento Richo Cocoa Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; SU Good Neighbors Designer Series Paper; SU Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Pink Pirouette Cardstock; Spellbinders Long Ovals Nestabilities; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Computer & Printer HAPPY BEANS: SU Heart-to-Heart Punch

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza! That's amazing!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh MY, could this be any cuter?!! I don't think so ;) Just fabulous!

Cheryl said...

This is just the cutest card! And so clever! Love it!

Laural-Lee said...

This is the cutest valentines card I have seen! The confetti hearts are wonderful. Your copic work is fantastic.

The Wired Angel said...

Wow.. this is adorable and so CREATIVE! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! Hugs, Peggy

Anonymous said...

Regina, you are so amazing!! This card is so well thought out and so incredibly adorable!!! What a great concept, I just love it!

Stephanie Perry

Carla Bazhenow said...

So fun, cute and totally awesome. I love it. Hugs,

Patti MacLeith said...

Beyond cute, Regina! I love the shower of hearts!

Mary Fish said...

The pop-up is simply incredible. Everything is well thought out and impeccable. Hugs, m

Cindy Major said...

This card is amazing!!! I love the colors and wonderful coloring, the shower of hearts and most of all, the matching inside! You have done such a wonderful job designing this card - wow!

Cindy

Dorothy said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!

Wanda G said...

That is awesome! You really did that challenge up! You have inspired me. Thanks and have a great day.

Shelley Germann said...

This card is sweetness²!!! Just so darn clever and cute. You really did a fantastic job! Looks like you invested some time in this one! Even though it's not a dinosaur or truck, I know he'll like it!

....Linda.... said...

You have an artist's vision that's for sure and you carry it out beautifully!

Kim said...

WOW Regina! This is absolutely the cutest card! Perfection!!!

Brandy J. said...

Brandy J. here for Cath! I just wanted to pop in and thank you for participating in the Card Creations: Start to Finish challenge. Check the Moxie Fab World blog tomorrow for the winners!

Laurie in MN said...

You made an adorable card.