This month, I wanted to play with all the GREEN because well, it's March, and my son was born on St. Patrick's Day so it seemed fitting.
I decided to throw all the green stuff I could find at a sheet of Ranger Watercolor paper and I came up with a pretty cool background page to use in the horizontal strip behind the mice and the background of the tag. It ended up being too busy to use as the background for the card. Here is that page I created with ALL THE GREEN. I almost didn't want to cut it up, but I knew I needed to for this project.
The stamp set I used was the So Sweet Slimline set from Colorado Craft Company, the artwork of Anita Jeram (do you remember the book Guess How Much I Love You? Same person!) is just so adorable and I really wanted to try out some coloring to highlight these little guys. The Happy Birthday sentiment was perfect as well. I used some Gold Glitter Embossing powder from a Letter It set by Ranger (a great way to get a few coordinating colors of embossing powder). The green background was actually created a while ago when i was playing with smooshing Distress Oxide inks around on watercolor paper.
I thought the mice needed a little something extra to make them POP so I added a teensy bit of Kitsch Flamingo Embossing Glaze to any place that needed some PINK and then I put some Rustic Wilderness embossing glaze on the edges of their little frames. The Ranger Letter It Medium Pen worked really well to add just a teensy bit of embossing ink right where I needed it.
The base of the greeting card is the A7 Darice Cards and Envelopes, it's a larger size, 5"x6" but it was pretty easy to use the Nordic stencil from Tim Holtz and Rustic Wilderness and Lucky Clover Distress Oxides to add another layer of fun to this card!
Oh and here's a fun fact, I used the Dina Wakley Scribble sticks to paint the little mice! They are water soluble so they work like a watercolor! So fun!
The tag was just a mini version of the card, sort of like a mini slimline but will make an awesome embellishment on a gift!
You can see ALL the products I used in this project on the March POTM page! I collected them all for you. BUT please know this was just a starting point, I chose a color and then just had SO MUCH fun trying out every different type of ink, paint, glitter paste (!) and spray that I could find in GREEN! I can't wait to see what I do in April!
Any suggestions for which color I should use next?