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Blank: Mouse with drink

mouse with drink

Another month, another cute digi stamp for Gerda Steiner’s progressive challenge. This time it’s a little mouse with a very tall glass, looking like he belongs on a hot beach; so that’s where I put him. Checking back, I realised that I’ve been taking part in this challenge for a year now!


The mouse was printed onto Neenah solar white, coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut out — I do find fussy cutting terribly satisfying — and I added a touch of Wink of Stella to his nose and some glossy accents over the glass, taking care to avoid the part of the straw that isn’t behind the glass.

The palm tree was die cut and also coloured with Copics. I used three green and three brown markers; using the dark and medium colours for the outline pieces and the medium and light ones for the insides.

The background was created on some Strathmore Bristol paper by masking off areas with Post-It tape and paper and blending Distress ink over. Texture was added to the sea with a stencil and to the sand with a brilliant texture stamp.

I fixed the background panel to the card base — picked because the colour matched the pink in his drink. I die-cut a small sun, coloured it and added some Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle. Then I glued the palm tree and sun flat to the background and popped the mouse up on some foam tape.

mouse with drink - detail


Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge – May


  • stamps:
    Gentleman Crafter – texture stamps
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – mouse with drink
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – beach party palm tree
    Lil Inker – small sun
  • stencils:
    Create A Smile – beach party waves
  • Distress ink pads:
    sand/island – scattered straw, wild honey
    sea – salty ocean, mermaid lagoon
    sky – tumbled glass, broken china
    sun – squeezed lemonade
  • Copic markers:
    mouse – W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W6, R30
    drink – Y02, YR31, YR65
    ice – C00, C1, C2
    straw – Y17, Y38, YR16
    glass – B0000, B00
    palm tree trunk – E53, E55, E57
    palm tree leaves – YG07, YG09, G07
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Ranger – glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Strathmore – Bristol 300
    Neenah – solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory – adorable scorable

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