greeting cards

Balancing mouse

CR00454 square

Yes, yes, I’ve left the challenge until the end of the month again. But it’s not like I haven’t been busy making other Christmas cards; at this rate, I might even be finished by the end of November!

This cute little mouse balancing on his bauble deserved to be the star of the card, so I threw out all thoughts of complicated scenes and simply coloured him with my Copic markers, just giving him a shadow beneath the bauble.

A nice big sentiment in silver and black was the only other thing needed… apart from some silver faux stitching at the top and bottom to finish off the edges.


  • Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge – November

CR00454 detail


  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – balancing holiday mouse
  • stamps:
    Lawn Fawn – merry messages
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – scripty merry
  • inks:
  • embossing powder:
    Ranger – liquid platinum
  • pens:
    Uni-ball Signo UM-153 – silver
  • Copic markers:
    mouse – E30, E33, E35
    hat – R35, R29, R59
    hat trim – W00, W1, W3, W5
    bauble – R20, R35, R29, R59, R89
    bauble cap – C0, C3, C5
    shadow – W00, W1, W3
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    scrap of silver card
    scrap of black card

CR00454 display

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