Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Holidays

Today is the last day of the week long Chameleon Hop with Stampendous.

I have another House Mouse Card to share with you today because....well...because I love the little critters!

There was a small learning curve with these markers but I really like that I was able to get such a great range of color and shading with very few markers.
This was especially helpful when I flew because I just took my box of 20 markers and was able to do all of my coloring.  The TSA didn't even question me about the pens so if you were wondering...they are great for taking on the plane when you travel


  • Stencil the I Beam stencil with gold embossing paste and set aside to dry.
  • When dry adhere stenciled panel to a square green card.
  • Adhere green strip of cardstock and two die cut holly pieces.
  • Stamp image on a white die cut circle and color with markers.
  • Adhere panel to the card.
  • Stamp sentiment on a white die cut circle.
  • Back with a red scallop edge die cut panel and then adhere to card.
  • Adhere red rhinestones to card.

  • Supplies:

    HMP35 Mistletoe Mice
    SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamps™
    SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
    MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
    MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
    DWLX7028 Design I Beam Stencil
    DWDL3005 Holly Die
    WDGP Gold Embossing Paste
    DWDPK Palette Knife
    DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
    Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    Chameleon™ Markers (CG8, NU1, PK3, R04, BR2, OL3, YL2, GR3)
    Classic Circle & Classic Scallop Circle Dies by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts
    Rhinestones by Recollections®
    ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™

    You can see lot's more great projects with these pens on the Chameleon Blog!

    There are chances to win Stampendous goodies and you can also have a chance to win some Chameleon markers, too! Details are on the 

     If you are just starting the hop that's a good place to start too!  But if you are continuing the hop...then hop on over to see


    TracyM #6773 said...

    GORGEOUS card Kristine!!!
    LOVE the layers!!!
    ... from the SHIMMERING gold background and BEAUTIFUL holly sprigs to the ADORABLE stamp and SWEET sentiment - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU - I am feeling INSPIRED to get working on my Christmas cards NOW :)
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

    Lyn Bernatovich said...

    Awww, so stinkin' cute! Love the layers and texture of the stencil.

    Liz O. said...

    This card is adorable Kristine! Love the image and sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing!
    have a wonderful weekend, greetings from KS

    Dee said...

    Another winning House Mouse scene so inviting and created!

    jcobb said...

    Another adorable card and inspiration! I love the image and the holly die set. From North Carolina.

    D.Ann C said...

    Great coloring and cool background! - FL

    Unknown said...

    Love the card makes me feel happy.

    Unknown said...

    OOPS forgot I am from Missouri. usa

    Viki Banaszak said...

    Greetings from Kansas! This is so adorable!!! I love the HM designs. They are so cute. The die of the holey is really nice and I am so smitten with all the uses for I-beams. said...

    This is gorgeous, so full of Christmas. The colouring is fabulous, you have certainly mastered the pens....
    From Ontario, Canada

    Pammejo said...

    So stinkin' cute, love your coloring with the Chameleon Pens.

    Carolina Kathy said...

    Your card is precious! And you did a terrific job of coloring with the Chameleons!! Such a cute card! Thx for sharihng your creatvitiy.

    Mary Holshouser said...

    I had to laugh when I saw the mouse puckered up for a kiss and being ignored.
    The leaf embellishments are a great idea.
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing a fun card.

    Stampendous said...

    Wowzers! I just love this traditional color theme with all the great layers of stenciling and die cuts. Fabulous job, thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us in the hop this week!

    manateegirl said...

    What a fabulous card! The mice are adorable as always. I love the texture paste and the amazing shading. Thanks for mentioning the learning curve, so I don't get discouraged. Thank you for the excellent models of what I can attempt.

    Gail said...

    Wow, great use of "blended" color. Thanks for sharing. Indiana USA

    Sandy (Cheesy) said...

    Doesn't this remind you of one of those times in the past? So very adorable and sweet. IL and FL

    christi said...

    cool back ground. great coloring and layout.

    craftymom205 said...

    Cute card. From alabama

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

    Jean said...

    Sweet and adorable! Michigan!

    Sue D said...

    Beautiful--I like the gold stencil embossing.
    Sue in Ohio said...

    Really gorgeous gold embossed background with the stencil! Makes the perfect backdrop for these adorable Stampendous House Mouse furry friends! Love it!
    I live in the USA specifically Orlando, FL!!

    JulieS(UK) said...

    Adorable, love house mouse. You've got some great colouring there too.

    barbara macaskill said...

    I really love how you colored these cuties!! Especially the blushing mice!! So cute!! TFS!
    Barb in VT

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    Great card. Love all your embellishments. TFS

    LChippy76 said...

    I just LOVE those Mice!!
    So Stinkin' CUTE!!!
    TFS...from MO, USA