Do you ever buy a stamp/stamp set because it is cute but you don’t necessarily know how, or for what occasion, you might use it? I confess I have a few in my collection which fall into this category. I like to think I give my stamp selection a little more consideration these days but sometimes you just *have* to get that cute stamp. Today’s card features a stamp which I think is totally adorable but I really didn’t think about how I might use it when I purchased it. It’s another adorable stamp from Penny Black. They have some of the best stamps to colour!
After I had finished colouring the image, I really didn’t know how to finish the card. What sentiment fits? What colour scheme? I thought of going with pastel blues, then neutral colours, pastel yellows and even the same colour as the mice. I pushed around quite a bit of paper and even toyed with creating my own background. Anyway, I do think any of the combinations would have been quite nice but when I stumbled across the background paper below I really just wanted to use it. It has such pretty colours. For the sentiment, the greeting actually says “Have a “micey” nice birthday!”. It didn’t fit so I simply masked the stamp to remove the “birth” from birthday to make it more generic. I added lots of the little bubbles to the background paper to add a little interest. Quite happy with the end result.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a “micey” nice day!