Hi everyone. Here's my DT card for the latest challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More - CAS#5. I love CAS, so this is was an easy card for me. I used an adorable digi from this week's sponsor ... Bugaboo ... called fat mice flower. I made this card for one of my good friend's birthday that's coming up in a few months. She loves mice (the stuffed toy kind, not the real ones!!) ... and polka-dots - so when I saw this image I knew exactly who I was making this card for. I paper pieced the mouse ... and I also paper pieced the flower, but added a twist by using the paper tole technique to give the flower some depth.
Our challenge runs for one full week, so you have lots of time to create a CAS card to enter. We have a fabulous prize of 7 digital stamps from Bugaboo (click on the highlighted link below to check out their adorable digital images). Come join in the fun!!
(please follow the rules of the challenge to be eligible to win)
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Stamps: Fat Mice - Flower (Bugaboo); Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); basic gray polka-dot, red & white DP (SU!); light gray (unknown)
Ink: Basic Black (SU!); Copics G43
Accessories & Tools: Gray twine (The Twinery), distressing tool (Making Memories), glue, glue dots, and adhesives
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As I mentioned above, both the mouse and flower are paper pieced. I also used the paper tole technique on the flower. After paper piecing one layer of the red and white polka-dot DP onto the flower, I printed off a second flower and cut out each petal individually. For each petal, I added a rolled up glue dot at the tip and a dab of glue at the other end (where it joins the center of the flower). This makes the petal flush at the center, but the end of each petal is raised up with the rolled glue dot - love it!! I used my distressing tool to distress a piece of white cardstock ... then I gathered up all the fluffy bits from the distressing and glued them to the center of my flower.
Here's a close-up of the mouse and flower: