Thursday, September 10, 2009

Gingerbread Mouse

If you've been to the Stamper's Dream Blog, or to any of the Dream Team's blogs you've probably noticed that we're featuring Impression Obsession images this week. I've seen what everyone's created and they're all fabulous, so in case you haven't seen them, I'll provide links at the end of this post.

This sweet little mouse image is from the From Our Home Clear Stamp set. I stamped her with Tuxedo Black (Memento) onto Neenah Natural White and colored the image with copics. For the backgrounds, I used Versamark, Creamy Caramel (SU!), Currant (Adirondack Dye Ink), and the following fabulous Impression Obsession background images: Swirls (shingles), Thin Stripes (Middle panel), and Gingham (Background). I also used the snowflake from the stamp set on the background. It's hard to see, but there.

For the shingles, all I did was punch out 3/4" Circle (SU!) and layer them to match the shingles on the little mouse's house. I then added some sparkle with Ultrafine Glitter (Judikins), and some shine to the candy with Glossy Accents (Inkssentials). Finally, I added a button (PTI), some Ribbon (SU!), and some ink distressing with Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink).

I made a card with another of these darling images, called Christmas Tree Mouse, awhile back. Click HERE if you're interested in seeing it.

That about sums it all up.
Now, if you'd like to see what the other girls have come up with, I've listed the schedule below.
And....there's a celebratory Blog Candy being offered on Michelle's Blog too.

Impression Obsession Week Schedule:
Monday: Cammie, Charmaine, Michelle
Tuesday: Amy, Charmaine, Denise, Michelle
Wednesday: Becca, Silke, Michelle
Thursday: Becca, Denise, Laurie, Michelle, Me
Friday: Amy, Laurie, Silke, Michelle, Me

Stamps: From Our Home, Gingham, Thin Stripes and Swirls (Impression Obsession)
Paper: PTI
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Square and Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copics, 3/4" Circle Punch (SU!), Ribbon (SU!), Button (PTI), Dimensional Tape, Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, Glossy Accents (Inkssentials)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!!


Denise (peanutbee) said...


Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - this is super dupe cute - Tosh!!! Love your *house* layout!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...


nise said...

Darling house!! Love those shingles ~ clever! Wonderful colors, too.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Now why doesn't my brain work like that??? Your house is just too freakin' adorable! Love the shingles and your use of the new IO background stamps. Awesome details. GF, you ARE the master! :-)

StampOwl said...

super cute Tosh, love your mouse's house hehe

Christi said...

This is too stinkin' cute!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh Tosh, you are SOOOO uber talented!!! You have such a way with paper...really, I mean how CUTE are those shingles?!!!?! You are SO awesome (read: wicked mega rad)!!!! LOL!! I am still laughing from all of the fun we had while you were here!

Miss you tons!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Tosh, you are just too creative!!! I love the shape of it and that adorable image!! Look at those shingles!!!

Judy Rozema said...

Isn't that the sweetest?!!

Gabriela said...

Well you've definitely nailed it. Your gingerbread house is practically edible and I think I'm going to start with those adorable shingles that perfectly mimic the rooftop in the stamped image. Your color application and distressing are so homey and comfy. You DID add my name to your Christmas card list, right?

dpkennedy said...

Oh that roof is so clever! Adorable card!!

Carolyn King said...

so adorable!!! What a cute shaped every detail! Awesome tosh!

ChristineCreations said...

oh sheesh, your shingles or adorable! What a sweet sweet match to your image!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Toshi Toshi Toshipooh
I am so in awe of you!!!!

DB said...

Ooooh!...Love the house shaped card with the shingles. This is the perfect card for this stamp! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Well you clever woman! This is as cute and creative as it can be. Love the card and the design - what awesome talent!
--Hugs Becca

Angella D. Crockett said...

You rock! This is crazy-cute!!! The "shingles" are my fave part! You are just too clever!!:)

Amy Sheffer said...

I can't get over this! Adorable, clever and just all the way around awesome! You ROCK!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun house shaped card to go with your adorable mouse in his house!

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