Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Are you all excited to start another weekend? It feels like full summer mode has kicked in here, and we are loving every minute. I adore the lazy mornings and extra time I get to spend with my kiddos…just enjoying the little things. Taking the pup on walkies with Miss Nik, hanging out at the neighborhood pool, staying up waaaaaaaay past our normal bedtime. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Today I have a card project to share that’s all about celebrating the little things in life, featuring this week’s Digital Doodles stamp release called Garden Mouse.
This adorable mouse makes me think of summer, the farm, and flower gardens, which is the inspiration I used in creating my card. So I paired my mouse with some golden yellow paper to evoke a sense of sunshine and a bit of red and white checks for the fun of a picnic out in a field of flowers. Wonderful little things to enjoy, indeed.
The Garden Mouse digital stamp was printed onto the yellow patterned paper and paper-pieced with the red checks and a touch of shabby cream for the mouse. Placing the image over a printed journaling card gives the look of an entire garden of flowers in the background.
The sentiment is a combination of rub-ons and computer printing. I’ve added machine stitching, a simple hemp bow, and a few buttons for detail. Had fun creating one of Dawn McVey’s awesome puffy flowers that I layered with shabby seam binding for a final touch. You can watch Dawn’s video tutorial on making these here. I think I could get addicted to these!
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the Digital Doodles blog to see the adorable Garden Mouse projects from the rest of the team. And check out the fabulous freebie and contest Kathy has going on, too. It’s one you won’t want to miss!
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.