In all of the excitement of the Thomas Kinkade stamp line release Friday, I almost forgot that I meant to post a Christmas card or two every week. This cute little guy is an Impression-Obsession stamp, but it won't be released until July 23, with the Impression-Obsession fall and winter line. He has some equally adorable siblings, so if you love little fuzzy creatures, you should be watching for these!
I stamped him in Versafine black ink, then watercolored him with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush. I matted the image with Handsome Hunter card stock and edged that layer with a gold Painty pen. Without the gold, the values of the hunter green and the deep red are close enough that they would not stand out very well. That little gold line adds a visual layer between the two similar values. The background is an Impression Obsession Swirl background stamped in Real Red craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I finished it with a bit of Stickles on the star and on the snow, some gold mini brads, and a length of gold cord.
I have to tell you that I'm not generally a mouse fan; I had one run up my pants leg one summer while I was driving! (I had been to get corn at a produce stand, and he was evidently in the bag of corn.) Anyway, this little mouse was so cute that I wanted him in spite of my mouse-a-phobia! I am really enjoying making Christmas cards before November for a change!