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Flowers and mice

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And then you realise that there’s a really good reason why the other Mother’s Day card didn’t get posted to the blog. Although you wrote up a load of other cards and scheduled them, you didn’t actually get around to writing the post to go with this card. So, a couple of days late, here is the card I made for Mothering Sunday for my mum.

I may have mentioned how much I love Power Poppy flowers once or twice in the past, and that hasn’t changed — Marcella continues to create beautiful bouquets and I just want them all! Though I did resist the temptation to buy a new digi for this card and grabbed this winter pick-me-up out of my stash instead.

Being a card for my mum, it needed to have some cute rodents to go with the pretty flowers. These were a new purchase, but they were just too cute to ignore.

I arranged the mice around the bouquet using Pixelmator on my Mac and printed it out. One of these days I will pick up some colouring medium other than my Copics, but this was not that day. I did get out the Sakura Glaze pens to add white dots to the pussy willow, clear highlights on the crocus stamens and black on the mouse eyes.

With the colouring finished, I trimmed down the panel leaving some elements hanging over the edges and rounding two of the corners. I matted it onto a piece of mirri and then layered that onto the pearlised card base. I printed out the sentiment — it is too hard to find Mothering Sunday sentiments — cut it into two banners, coloured one with Copic to complement the card and popped them up on some foam tape. A few yellow sprinkles finished it off.

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Copic markers:

mice – E40, E70, E71
pussy willow – 0, YG95, YG91, N1, N3, E59
snowdrops – C00, C1, YG17
crocus, purple – BV01, BV13, FV2
crocus, yellow – Y06, Y15, Y38, YR07, Y26
green – YG23, YG17, YG67
shadow – W00, W1, W3, W5
background blue – BG0000


  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – winter pick-me-up
    Kinda Cute – set of 3 mice
  • pens:
    Sakura glaze – black, white, clear
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sprinkles – Halloween assortment
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – pearly shimmer
    Hunkydory – mirri

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