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Monday, April 11, 2016

Projects from Beneath the Sea

Welcome to a hop with Stampendous and their NEW April release that go Beneath the Sea with Graphic 45 Papers! If you are ready for summer and want a chance to have some of the sea theme products that are showcased this week, then I suggest commenting as you hop along with us! YES, there are prizes, details are on the Stampendous blog.

I'm so excited to share with you some of the projects I've been making for the Stampendous April release and it starts today! While our hop is "beneath the sea" my project card today is at the water's edge with some adorable House-Mouse characters and their feathered friend.

I have details on how I made this sweet card, but first I'd like to get you oriented to the hop today!

Our hop ends with me today, but if you are just joining here is the complete list for today. Stop by the Stampendous blog again throughout the week for more projects from the design team and more chances to win the prize by commenting as you go.

Here's how I made this card with links to all the products special to our hop this week!


HMR65 House-Mouse™ Castle Constructions
SSC1246 Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
DWLL332 Picasso Shield/Stencil
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko®
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

My Colors cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Voyage Beneath the Sea Pattern Paper by Graphics 45®
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B01, BG93, C2, C4, C5, E21, E23, E25, E29, E30, E31, E35, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E53, E57, E89, N1, N4, N6, V91, YR12, YR14, YR21, YR24, YR27)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Ribbon by May Arts
Edge Distress Tool
Airbrush System (Optional)


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 inch color cardstock in half for a 5 1/2 square inch card base.
  2. Cut and edge distress pattern paper to fit slightly smaller than card base.
  3. Cut and edge distress strip of contrast pattern paper and glue down on onto previous pattern paper.
  4. Cut wavy strips of color cardstock and glue onto right side of pattern paper strip.
  5. Tie ribbon in a knot around distressed layers, then glue entire piece onto card base.
  6. Stamp Castle Construction with black ink onto Mixed Media white paper and color.
  7. Mask image and use Picasso tool to create clouds in sky with either stencil brush and blue ink or as shown with airbrush system and blue marker.
  8. Mat image with color cardstock and leftover wavy cut color cardstock to top right. Add ribbon tails with glue.
  9. Glue down with foam square adhesives onto card base.
  10. Die cut a frame from pattern paper and fold in half, then use thin strips of foam adhesive to adhere under image mat.

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  1. OMG - those mice are adorable! I love that!

  2. I love these busy little mice!

  3. Fantastic card and colors, your coloring on that cute image is amazing!

  4. YOur card is totally adorable! LOVE the sentiment and your coloring is spot on!!! Such a fun card! TFS!

  5. I love the way the bird is colored, is it added on or is that part of the entire stamp? The coloring of the entire card is just lovely!

  6. What an adorable card!!! Love the house mouse image...they are always so sweet and your coloring makes them so life like.

  7. Oh your card is so cute, I hope one day I can color as well as you. Love this card.

  8. those lucky mice - they get to have so much fun.
    Darling card.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. You colored this House Mouse stamp perfect! Great card!

  10. Super cute card - am loving the stamps in this new release and the Graphic 45 papers !!!

  11. Awesome card. I just love House Mouse stamps, and this one is just wonderful. Love it!

  12. Oh my goodness... I absolutely love your card!!! It is so adorable and cute and so beautifully colored!!!

  13. Your card is so adorable! I love those mice! And of course they love to build sand castles. lol

  14. Sweet card with the little House Mouse stamp. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Eeek! This card couldnt be any cuter! You did an amazing job coloring it.

  16. I love House Mouse and you did an excellent job with this fabulous stamp! Great card! :-)

  17. OMG ... three of my loves in one place Graphic 45 ( Ocean Quest from Voyage Beneath The Sea... a fun choice , House Mouse AND Stampendous ( Ocean Wisdom ... hehehe Sandy Toes, Salty Kisses ... so perfect)! Absolutely love this card :)

  18. Your card is so cute. I love it. Johanne Lacombe

  19. Love House Mouse on any card but this is great

  20. Very cute and great
    stamp set to use.
    Carla from Utah

  21. Adorable-guaranteed to bring a smile to somebody for sure.

  22. house mouse is adorable love the sand and fun and coloring!

  23. This card couldn't be any cuter. The mice and seagull are adorable!

  24. I really want this card! It's soooo cute! TFS

  25. Wow! Just wow! I can't get over the coloring of the sand castle. I had to look at it several times, and then at the stamp, to make sure it wasn't actually printed paper. It's amazing! The whole card is amazing, but I just LOVE your coloring! Thank you for sharing. 💗💗💗

  26. Love the cute little mice. What a creative idea.

  27. What a cute card!! Those mice are always so sweet ! Great coloring as well!! TFS

  28. I love this card. IT'S ADORABLE So far, my fave of the hop.

  29. This card makes me want my piggy toes in that sand!!! Nicely done!!!

  30. Eeep!!! This is the absolute cutest card ever!!! I just love the whole scene and how you bring it to life--just delightful and so fun!! :)

  31. These little guys are just too cute and what great colors you chose!


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