Sunday, December 7, 2014

Funky Christmas Mouse and Die~Namites Dies

Today I am sharing another funky Christmas card using Die~Namites Dies and a Viva Las Vegas stamp:

This is the die I used to create the card:

I was inspired to play along with December's Sketch and Dare Challenge:    

The dare this month is to use something metallic so I reached for my roll of metallic duct tape and adhered about a 4.5" strip onto some white cardstock. I used the Ornaments Branch die to cut the silvered cardstock:

I also cut some sparkly red vinyl...

...and layered them together to create this little gem!

I set my tiny ornament aside and started on the base of the card.  
I stamped the Whimsical Rat directly onto kraft cardstock and created a mask.
I also stamped a sentiment across the bottom of the cardstock.  The original stamp says:
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.  
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
They's been worn all week and needed the air.
I did not want to use the last 2 lines for this card, so after I inked the stamp 
I used a couple of pieces of washi tape to cover up the unwanted text.

Next I put the mask on top of the rat and stenciled a design in green onto the card.  
I rotated the stencil a little and used a second shade of green ink:

When I removed the mask, the original stamped image was completely clean - as planned!

I colored his little vest red and added the metallic ornament to his little paws:

I layered the kraft cardstock onto corrugated paper,
 added washi tape and Sleek Strip Rhinestones from Want2Scrap:

Here's another look at the finished card:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Die~Namites Dies Ornaments Branch DN-1200
Viva Las Vegas Plate 1448/ Whimsical Rat 2 x 2
Viva Las Vegas T'was The Night Before Christmas 1" x 3-3/4"
Want2Scrap Sleek Strip Rhinestones, Black
The Crafters Workshop Stencil: Mini Mayan Calendar TCW321
Recollections Washi Tape
Metallic Duct Tape
Brookie Craft Cherry Red Adhesive Backed Vinyl
Ranger Distress Inks:  Mowed Grass, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick
Ranger Archival Ink, black
Cardstock, corrugated cardstock

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