Strawberry mouse shaker

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We’re heading towards the end of yet another month so it’s time for another challenge card. After last month’s turtle, Gerda Steiner gave us a cute little mouse with a hoard of strawberries to colour. Inspired by the sketch challenge from Seven Hills Crafts, I thought I’d combine the two challenges and make a shaker card.


I printed out the mouse and coloured him with my trusty Copic markers; adding some white gel pen highlights and a bit of sparkly Spica on the seeds and stems. Then I fussy cut him out, added some fun foam for dimension, and put him on one side while I assembled the shaker.

Apart from the card base and the sequins, all the bits were from my card scraps and backgrounds boxes. I die-cut a window from the green card and then did some tone-on-tone stamping with Versamark and some tiny flowers from a My Favorite Things set. The background was a watercolour (or possibly Brusho) experiment that has been around for so long I’m not completely sure how I made it! Even the strip of grass (hiding behind the sequins) was a die-cut leftover from a previous project. The birch trees were die cut from a scrap of pearlised card and coloured by dabbing on a bit of Distress ink. I found a suitably sized piece of acetate, grabbed some sequins and my foam tape, and assembled the shaker on the card base.

Once the shaker was in place all I needed to do was stick the birch trees across the window and position the mouse with his strawberries.

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  • stamps:
    My Favorite Things – things with wings
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner Designs – strawberry mouse
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – stitched journalling card
    Mama Elephant – birch trees
  • inks:
  • pens:
    Memento dual marker – tuxedo black
    Uni-ball UM-120 AC white
  • colour:
    Distress Ink pads – weathered wood, tea dye
  • Copic markers:
    mouse – C00, C1, C3, E95, B0000
    strawberry – R05, R24, R29, C4
    strawberry stems – YG61, YG63, YG67
    strawberry seeds – YG21, atyou Spica melon
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sequins – limeade
  • paper and card:
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Peak Dale acetate
    various scraps of card


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5 thoughts on “Strawberry mouse shaker”

  1. This is so adorable! What a lovely image, and it goes so well with the birch trees. Great colour combos too, a really warm and autumnal feeling. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seven Hills Crafts 🙂


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