Wishing you Brighter Days Mini Slimline

Hello everyone! It's Amanda from Twiddler's Nook today with this sweet little mini slimline card and coordinating envelope. I just love these mice and their sidekicks from Say Cheese! so I pulled out the penguins, which I hadn't used yet and decided to color them up!

I also colored a couple of clouds and a butterfly to fill in my scene. Once they were colored I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and switched gears to stenciling and ink blending.

For that I die cut the scalloped panel from the Trinity Stamps mini slimline card and envelope die set. I taped off from the stitching to the edge and affixed my Miss Ink Stamps Square Dance stencil. I inked it up with a light purple ink. I removed that panel, die cut the bookmark tag from the same die set and replaced it in the same spot so the stenciling lines up perfectly. This time I inked up with a light blue ink. Next, I taped down the Tiny Snowfall stencil and used a dark blue on that. It gives a really fun texture to the sky.

Finally, I die cut another small panel with the bottom of the bookmark tag die and inked it up with the Oopsie Daisy stencil and green ink. I removed the stencil and inked the whole panel up again giving the whole thing a light green color. I cut the top of that little panel off with a Trinity Stamps Great Outdoor Border die to create a little hill. One last thing before assembling the card, I stamped a sentiment from Sunshine and Rainbows on a banner from the mini slimline die set and die cut the words "for you" from the same set.

For assembly, I created a mini slimline card base measuring 3x6 inches and adhered my scalloped panel with liquid adhesive. I added foam tape to the back of the tag and popped it in place, lining up the stenciling. Then I added foam squares to the back of my images and sentiment banner and used them for placement of the words being glued in the sky. For those skinny pieces I used a glue pen to adhere them. Then I removed the release paper from my images and popped everything in place.

Finishing touches on my card were to cut some strips of yellow bakers twine and thread it through the top of the tag. Then I added glossy accents to noses and beaks and black glaze pen to all the eyes. I used unicorn Stickles on the butterfly and the pom poms on the mouse's hat. Once the black glaze pen was dry I added white gel pen dot highlights to the eyes.

Miss Ink Stamps Say Cheese! stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Sunshine and Rainbows stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Square Dance stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Oopsy Daisy stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Tiny Snowfall stencil
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Great Outdoor Borders dies
iCraft liquid adhesive
Thermoweb foam tape
Thermoweb foam squares
Stickles - unicorn
Glossy accents

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!