Oh rats, is right! I am mildly neurotic about sending birthday cards out on time. Actually, I'm mildly neurotic about a few things, but, for today we'll focus on birthday cards! Or, more specifically the dreaded belated birthday card. If your birthday is December 5th (Me! Me! Me!) then all birthday cards must ideally arrive on or before December 5th. NEVER December 6th! Ugh.
But sure, sometimes life gets in the way. You didn't have a postage stamp, you were on vacation, or worse yet - you totally forgot! So my friends, when you care enough to send the very best. . .
Send a belated birthday card with rats (or mice)! Because nothing says "happy birthday" like roly-poly little vermin!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Basic Black cardstock. The first matted layer is a scrap sheet of olive colored designer series paper. At the bottom of this sheet I cut a 4 1/4" x 1 1/2" sheet of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock and adhered it to the bottom for the floor. I trimmed a thin strip of white cardstock to add as trimwork. Using Tuxedo Memento Black ink, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the card. I stamped all the images in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on white cardstock and used the Hello Squeakheart coordinating dies to cut them out. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers to color the mice and house. The images were adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals for added height. I stamped "hello" in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and created a black scalloped frame around it using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs. I though this looked like a framed wall hanging.
Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!
* A big thanks to Craig and Lesley from Heffy Doodle for providing me with the stamps used to create this card.
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