November (already!) and that means cute critters and blackberries for my mum’s birthday. (It’s not for another couple of days, but as she’s the only person I know who isn’t on the internet, it’s safe to post it now 🙂 )
I’m running a bit behind schedule this year — this would normally have been made at least a week or two ago — but I’ve had to drag my mojo out of the corner where it was hiding to get this card done. At least I already knew which digi stamp I was going to use for it and I had decided to keep the card layout simple and let the colouring shine.
I resized the digi stamp and printed it out on Neenah solar white so I could colour it with my Copic markers. I added a hint of white gel pen to the drupelets at the edge of the blackberries — I lifted most of the white off again with my finger to just leave a hint of a highlight. I also added some glossy accents to the ladybird. The lines in the digi stamp are quite fine, but I wanted the mice to stand out a bit more so I outlined them with black pen.
Once the colouring was finished, I trimmed it down to size and cut a couple of mats to layer it over: one plain and one from patterned paper. I cut and scored the card base and glued the mats flat to it. The coloured panel was popped up on a square of fun foam to give it some dimension and to make sure it would get through the post safely.
The sentiment was die cut twice from a scrap piece of teal cardstock, layered together, and given a coat of Wink of Stella — I think mine must be running out of liquid because I ended up with a much heavier coat of shiny than I was expecting and I decided to add a coat of glossy accents to stop it from shedding everywhere. Once that was dry I glued it to the card along with a scattering of sequins.
I’m pleased with how the colouring turned out and I know my mum will love the little meeces, but the thing I’m most happy with on this card is that I managed to pick a patterned paper that works so well with the image (I love patterned papers but I really haven’t got to grips with using them on projects)…
- digital stamps:
Di’s Digi Stamps – raspberry fun
Jus Cutz – happy birthday
EK Tools – writing artist pen – black
Pilot – G2 07 white
- Copic markers:
mice body – E53, E55, E57
mice tummy – E50, E51, E53
mice ears – E51, E93, E95
blackberries – BV23, BV25, BV29
leaves – G43, YG63, G46
flower – B41, 0
ladybird – R24, R29
barrel – E81, E84, E87
grass – YG91 base, G43, YG63, G07, G46
sky – BG0000
Wink of Stella – clear
Ranger – glossy accents
Pretty Pink Posh – 4mm sequins – sparkling clear
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Bo Bunny – paper pad – autumn song
Papermill Direct – plain – navy
Papermill Direct – plain – teal
Hunkydory adorable scorable – evergreen
18 thoughts on “Birthday: Mice and blackberries”
It’s so sweet. Your colouring is fabulous – those blackberries really do look good enough to eat. Xx
What an adorable card. Thanks for sharing.
What an adorable card!
Your card is just sooooo cute! I especially love how you used the patterned paper. It’s perfect.
Your card is very cute and the coloring is awesome especially on those grapes. You must have lots patience
The berries take a little time to do, but the technique is surprisingly simple…
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing
Your leaves and berries are amazing…so dimensional! What a great card!!
This is just darling! I love how it turned out!
Oh how sweet!! TFS
that fruit looks delicious enough to eat. . . . delicious!
Great colors and beautiful coloring. What a darling card.
Such a sweet digi. I must start using more of them. Thanks for the kick in the butt.
Yummy looking blackberries
So cute. Super colouring and I really like how the vibrant shades in the background paper work with your image.
I love your card,! Those berries look like they could be picked off my screen! Berry nice attention to detail.