Saturday, December 10, 2022

Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop Sounds of the Season

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop as we celebrate the Sounds of the Season with our last blog hop for 2022. Many of us are busy getting ready for the holidays and creating last minute projects to celebrate this special season. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their beautiful projects to help inspire you to create your own projects.
For today's card, I decided to use the retiring Host stamp set Caroling Mice. They look so cute and festive and I love the idea of them singing to the person that receives this card. I paired it with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, which adds some wonderful texture to this card and adds to the musical theme I have chosen for today's blog hop. For my color combination, I decided to use Balmy Blue and Pacific Point with splashes of bright holiday colors for the mice. I like to think that the sounds of the season are joyful and uplifting, just like my cute little carolers. 
Products Used:
Caroling Mice stamp set (item #159912) Host Reward - Retiring
Give It A Whirl Dies (item #154336)
Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (item #156392)
Pacific Point Cardstock (item #111350)
Balmy Blue Cardstock (item #146982)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad (item #147113)
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (item #147105)
Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad (item #147098)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154903)
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154958)
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154906)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154886)
Brights Stampin' Write Marker Assortments Pack (item #147157)
Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (item #150691) - Retiring
Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels (item #158130)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Pacific Point Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Square Layer - 3 3/4" x 2 2/4"
2 Sentiment Labels die cut with the Give It A Whirl Dies 
Basic White Cardstock
Large Square Layer - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Stamped Mice image (fussy cut with Paper Snips)
This sweet card design just "sings" Christmas with these cute little Caroling Mice and I added some texture to the background with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. I stamped the mice image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and colored them in with Stampin' Blends Markers. I chose to use Gray Granite, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake to color the mice and used Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue and Poppy Parade to color in their coats, hats and scarves. Using Paper Snips, I fussy cut the image out. For the focal background, I stamped the ground using Smoky Slate Classic ink and the falling snow with Balmy Blue Classic ink. The musical notes were stamped with Pacific Point Classic ink and I colored them in using the Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker to help them stand out. I added the mice to the stamped background, centering it on the Basic White square and then layered it onto the Pacific Point layer. 
The sentiment labels were created using the sentiment die from the Give It A Whirl Dies and I heat embossed the sentiments with White embossing powder to make them pop. I attached the focal square and sentiments to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up. Using some Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, I added some snow to the ground around the mice's feet and also to the falling snow to add some texture to the design. To add a touch of sparkle, I added some Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels to either side of each of the sentiments and to the falling snow on the focal layer. This cute Christmas card was so much fun to create and I think it fits today's theme perfectly. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to use our wonderful theme to create your own beautiful projects to celebrate the holiday season. There are so many wonderful products to choose from to help spark your creativity.
Now it's time to visit Gez's blog and see what beautiful projects she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Wonderful and cheerful for the holiday season, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Susan. I love how cute the caroling mice look.

  2. This is just too cute, Tricia! There's nothing like Christmas caroling to get you in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for the inspiration. x

    1. Thank you Angie. I loved how these cute little mice captured the holiday spirit.

  3. I love the Caroling Mice! The snow adds an extra fun element to this card! :)

    1. Thank you Judith. I love using the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. It adds such wonderful texture to projects.

  4. The singing mice are just so cute. The puff paint accents are a great addition to the little scene.

    1. Thank you Karen. It was such a fun card to create.

  5. Great card ! So funny and cute ! Thank you for sharing !

  6. So cute! Perfect for the theme! The snow adds a wonderful touch!