It is no secret that I love the Merry Mice Stamp set.   I have, since I first saw it when I got the Holiday Catalog.   And, I will admit that I am a little sad that it is on the retirement list.   I just keep telling myself that when something ends, something better comes along.  This is one of those stamp sets that I will keep and not get raid of.  I love it that much.  If you would like to own this stamp set you can pick it up now in my online store and the clear mount stamp set is on sale as part of the Year End Close Out Sale!  Here’s a look at the stamp set.

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Merry Mice Stamp Set Images by Stampin’ Up!

This is one of those stamp sets that is perfect for different coloring techniques.   You can use it for so many different techniques, from watercoloring to markers to colored pencils, the possibilities are endless.   Here’s a look at today’s card.

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This is another one of those cards that can be reproduced rather quickly and easily with just a few supplies still in time for Christmas.   The last day to order and get it before Christmas is Thursday, December 15th.

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This card was created using Garden Green Cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 to make a top folding A2 size card.  After cutting and scoring your card bases you need to go ahead and stamp all your mice in Archival Basic Black ink on Whisper White Cardstock(5 1/4 x 1 3/4) and let them dry.  Once they are all dry you can begin the coloring process.  The outfits are all colored using Stampin’ Write Markers in Garden Green, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, and Blushing Bride.

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To create the shadowed effects on the mice, I used a blender pen.  I started out coloring the mice with Crumb Cake ink that was squeezed in the top of the ink pad to create a pallet.   Next I took the blender pen and pulled out ink using the blender pen to create a lighter shade.  (The liquid in the Blender pen when added to ink can create a lighter shade depending on where you place it.  If you add a little ink to the end and pull that into a different area of the pallet adding more liquid creates a litter shade of ink.)  Start coloring with this shade and only do one mice at at time once you do an area don’t go back over it until it is dry.   Once they are dry you can go back and add a little more color to each mouse so that you create a shadow/Shade effect.   Once you get your desired effect you can go back once it’s dry and  color in the ears and the little cheeks using blushing bride.   The shadows underneath each mouse was created the same way with the Blender Pen.

Once all the coloring is done you will add this to a piece of Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack cut at 5 1/2 x 2.  Attach this layer to the card base about 1/4″ from the bottom of the card base.  Once this is attached I stamped the sentiment just above the stamped layer.  I added the three small dot from the Regal Enamel shapes.   This finished off the card, here’s another look at the final card.

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Thanks for dropping by today and I hope that you enjoyed this card.   If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link above and in the product list below.   Come the first of January I am planning on making a change on my blog, so stay tune for updates.

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