Hello, Friends! I am sharing a birthday card that I recently made with my favorite mouse stamp. There are many adorable mouse stamps out there, but this one is special because of what you can do with it.

Supplies

MFT – Harvest Mouse Stamp Set  

MFT – Harvest Mouse Die-namics 

MFT – Ray of Light Stencil

 MFT – Wish Die-namic (Retired)

MFT – Bitty Birthday Wishes Stamp Set

MFT – BB Birthday Chicks Stamp Set

MFT – BB Birthday Chicks Die-namics

VersaMark Ink

Gina K – White Embossing Powder

Spellbinders Platinum 6 

MISTI Stamping Tool 

Stamp Surgery

So, what can you do with this little mouse that you can’t do with others? You can make him carry whatever you want! Within reason, of course. Here is what the actual stamp looks like with the mouse carrying a bushel of apples:

For my birthday card, I wanted him to carry this cupcake from a different MFT stamp set. That’s where the “surgery” comes in. Before I ink up the mouse, I cover the bushel of apples with washi tape. Then I ink it up, remove the washi tape and stamp it onto white card stock. I use the matching die to cut it out and then carefully cut off where the bushel would have been, trying to leave the mouse’s tiny little hand intact. I can then place whatever I want on his head. For this card, I colored the mouse and the cupcake with my Prismacolor pencils, using gamsol to blend them.

For my background, I lightly inked up the stencil on a piece of white card stock with some pink ink, fading it out towards the top. I used the Wish die-namic to cut the letters out of both white and blue card stock and glued the white letters on top of the blue, offsetting them slightly. I used yellow pencils to color the flame, which dots the “I”. Although this Wish die set is retired, you can obviously use whatever alphabet die set you might have in your stash. This set from MFT has nice large letters that would work great. I heat embossed the small sentiment on black card stock and then adhered everything to a Kraft A2 card base.

To finish my card, I glued a few clear sequins around the mouse and added a little bit of shimmer to the candles and black gel pen to the mouse’s eye and nose. I think the card turned out really cute – this mouse never lets me down! Below are two other cards I have made with this mouse using the same technique.

The big question as it pertains to this mouse is: will I ever use the original image with the bushel of apples? You never know!

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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2 Replies to “My Favorite Mouse”

  1. I love the idea of changing what the mouse is holding, so creative. I have had my eye on this MFT set and I think you just convinced me to finally get it! 😀

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