Friday, 27 May 2016

MFT Strike up the Band birthday card

Hello and welcome to challenge #110 at 

and this time we challenge you to show us some red white and blue.

I had some new supplies from My Favorite Things that I couldn't wait to pull out and use for this challenge. These cute band mice were screaming to be dressed in red white and blue, so I obliged them and came up with this card.

I used the My Favorite Things Striped Sentiment Strip Cover Up and placed blue card behind it for the background. Next, I drew some black dashes along one of the lower strips to provide a road for the mice to walk on. I've stopped buying the dies for every stamp set I buy now to save some pennies, so I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the mice before colouring them with Copics.

I added some glaze pen to the cymbal and horn which gives them a nice shine but it hasn't shown up in the photos. The stamp set I used is the MFT Strike Up The Band set, and I used a couple of the sentiments from it and added the Papertrey Ink Birthday die cut. To finish it off I added the mice to the card and raised the middle mouse to give some more dimension.

Lots of inspiration from the team can be found on the Simply Create Too blog and I can't wait to see your red white and blue entries.

I'd like to play along with

The Male Room challenge - critters or bugs

Addicted to Stamps Photo inspiration - I was inspired by the colours

Sparkles Forum Challenge - Animal Magic

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Nora Noll said...

How adorable Carol!! I LOVE how you colored in the mice red, white and blue!! I also love the way you created the sentiment at the top. Totally fab!!! Really wonderful birthday card. (and you are making me want those darn mice!! I am holding off on ordering anything more!!)

Linby said...

I'd never seen this background die before and now this is the second card I've seen it used on. I love your card so bright and CAS, maybe I need this die!

Lilian said...

This is just gorgeous! Lovely coloring!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
The Leaf Studio

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol I LOVE your strike up the band card. Coloured so perfectly, wish now I had purchased that set. Maybe I will!

Bobby said...

This is such a darling card, Carol. Thanks for sharing it at ATSM this week.

Anita in France said...

How adorable, Carol ... your cute mice are fabulous all decked out in their red, white and blue ... fab colouring and brilliant detailing! Anita :)

lostinpaper said...

Everything about your card is fabulous, I especially like the way you have drawn them a road to walk on, it's genius!

Darnell said...

Before I forget, Carol, there are MFT Challenges on their blog and there is an ongoing one for you to post your cards to on the MFT Facebook page. I think you're on FB? I think this card is very stripey! Wait, I meant striking! lol! I swear every time I come by you enable me! I really want that stripe-making die now! This is the best festive card ever, with those fun marching mice and it was genius to draw the road for them to walk on!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

These musical mice are just darling, and I love those bold stripes. Wonderful effect with the faux stitching. Looks SO nice & even too. TFS & Have a great week ahead.

cotnob said...

A super card, such a fabulous design.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn your sweet little marching band!!!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous layout. Great colouring and fab meeces lol Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges xx

Chris said...

I just love your little marching band, so cute! Great sentiment and very well laid out. Just a great card! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Male Room.
Chris (DT)

Deborah Frings said...

This is adorable - the marching mice are just fab! Love the colours you've used. Sorry to be so late commenting, but thanks so much for playing along with our Critters challenge at The Male Room! Deborah, DT.


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