House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge – Autumn Leaves!

I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog (interested parties click here!) this month and next…and I am so excited to share my creations with you!  The theme for this Monday’s Challenge is Autumn Leaves and I already had two wonderful House Mouse stamps in my collection to choose from for my card.  This image is called “Turning Over a New Leaf” (HMKR1045) and I thought it was perfect for making a shaker card:

I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers (colors listed below) and filled my shaker window with little leaves cut using Lawn Fawn’s new “Stitched Leaves” Lawn Cuts.  I was able to give the leaves some interesting blended coloring by painting long, smooth, overlapping strokes of acrylic paints onto canvasette and die-cutting from this material.  

To finish off the card, I created a scalloped frame from some corrugated cardstock using Sizzix framelits and added a fitting sentiment from the Jillibean Soup “Life is Sweet” soup labels.
Tips for shaker cards:  If you’re having trouble with your “shakers” sticking to your acetate window, spritz some Windex onto a paper towel and wipe down the acetate before assembly…I tried the anti-static bags, used dryer sheets, etc. and nothing worked until I did this!  It also helps to dust the sticky edges of the foam tape surrounding your window with a powder tool so your shakers don’t get stuck to the sides.
Thanks for stopping by and I’d be delighted to hear any comments you may have!
Materials Used

Stamps
     “Turning Over a New Leaf” (HMKR1045) from Stampabilities

Cardstock
     Corrugated Cardstock from Recollections
     “The Pumpkin Patch Stack” 6×6 pad from DCWV
     Neenah Desert Storm 100#
     Canvasette

Dies
     “Stitched Leaves” from Lawn Fawn
     Scalloped Square Framelits from Sizzix
     Square Framelits from Sizzix

Spectrum Noir Colors
     Mouse – FS1, FS8, PP1, IG2, IG4, IG6
     Leaves – CT2, CT4, OR1, GB5, GB7, GB9, CR7, DR1, DR7
     Ground – EB1
     Image Outlines – IB1

Other
     Sentiment Label from Jillibean Soup “Life is Sweet” Soup Labels
     Acetate from leftover packaging

I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge found here.
   

5 Comment

  1. Gorgeous card Annie 🙂 I love how you made a shaker card ! what a brilliant idea and the colours and leaves are FAB !! LOVE IT 🙂

    It’s lovely to have you joining us this month on the HM challenge and thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge too 🙂

    luv
    Lols x x x

  2. Gorgeous card Annie 🙂 I love how you made a shaker card ! what a brilliant idea and the colours and leaves are FAB !! LOVE IT 🙂

    It’s lovely to have you joining us this month on the HM challenge and thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge too 🙂

    luv
    Lols x x x

  3. Lin says: Reply

    So cute, love all those colored leaves, Annie! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Hi Annie, it’s love to have you with us as GDT at House Mouse this month. Your card is adorable I love your sweet, beautifully coloured image. A lovely design and great use of the corrugated papers!!
    hugs
    Heather xx
    and thanks also of joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Gail says: Reply

    Awesome shaker card!
    Colors are great!

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