Patriotic Painters by House House Designs

Rowhouse Greetings | Patriotic Painters by House Mouse Designs

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring the Patriotic Painters from House Mouse Designs. This image usually makes the rounds on Pinterest on 4th of July, but I used it here to make a card for a friend to give to her niece who is becoming a citizen next month. The image features Amanda, Mudpie, and Monica — yes, the mice have names — bursting into song after completing their coloring of the American flag.

This image is fun to color, but challenging for a couple of reasons, both relating to the flag. The first is the challenge of coloring around the stars in a dark color without accidentally coloring over a few. I had to do a little cleanup with my colorless blender marker afterwards. The second challenge was coloring the red stripes. This marker combination (R35, R37, R59) blends fairly well, but red will sometimes creep outside the lines if you get too much ink on the paper.

Rowhouse Greetings | Patriotic Painters by House Mouse Designs

For the sake of simplicity, I chose to color all of the mice in cool gray, but if you want to vary the colors, Stampendous provides a Copic color chart that suggests other color combinations you might want to consider.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Don’t forget that tomorrow is Demo Day at Photo Scraps. We’ll be starting at 10AM (instead of the usual 11:00 AM) tomorrow with the hopes of getting some coloring in before the latest round of icy weather comes our way. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock in Admiral by Bazzill; Cardstock in Fog by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Patriotic Painters by House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!)
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E93 (skin); C1, C3, BV20 (fur); B91, B93, B95, B97, R35, R37, R59, C1 (flag); YG03, YG17, YG21, BV20, R35, C1, B93 (paint brushes); BV20 (shadows)

Game Day by House Mouse Designs

Football season is underway here in the United States. Although I live near the stadium, I can’t say that I follow the game. At best, I can tell you the name of the home team and that they wear purple. My dad at age ninety is still a big football fan and when I was a child, all of us would sitting around the TV on Sunday afternoons to watch the game. This was in the days before televisions had remotes so one of us kids was usually charged with the task of flipping the channels and adjusting the rabbit ears to get the best reception.

Rowhouse Greetings | Game Day by House Mouse Designs

In the House Mouse world, Maxwell and Amanda have it a little easier. And their game day even includes snacks!

This card was created as a store model for Photo Scraps. Stop by the store and see it in person!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Mexican Poppy; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Apricot Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Game Day (*) by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: April Showers Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E30, E33, E35, BV20 (mice); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02, N0, N1 (popcorn box); E30, E31 (popcorn); E33, E35, E37, E39, BV20, BV23 (football); W1, W4, W5, BV20 (shoe); YG03, YG17 (grass); C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, BG72, BV20 (television); C0, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10 (television screen); BV20, BV23, C5, E00 (remote); Y15, Y19, YR04, YG00, YG01, YG03, BV20 (soda can); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG000, BG01, BG02 BV20 (straws); W1, W2 (wall); E20, W2, W4, W5 (carpet)

Grasshopper Leap – What’s Up?

Just a fun, cheeky little card featuring an image from House Mouse Designs called Grasshopper Leap. I just love the grasshopper ricocheting off of Mudpie’s head! I paired it with this sweet design paper from the Saucy Collection by Authentique and a sentiment from Paper Smooches to create a fun card to brighten someone’s day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Good Gab by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Saucy Six from the Saucy Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Dies: Die-namic Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges by My Favorite Things
Copics: W00, W1, W3, W5 (fur); E50, E51, E53, E93 (skin); YG11, YG13, YG17 (stem); E40, E41, YG00, BG0000 (petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, BV000, BG000 (grasshopper); BG0000, BG000. BV000 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Bunny Basket

It’s been awhile since I colored a House Mouse image, but Spring is near and maybe it’s time for a cute bunny. I kept the coloring of the bunny fairly simple. I added a little depth to the basket by shading with BV00 – simple and quick!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Bunny Basket by House Mouse Designs
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: W1, W3, E000 , E93 (bunny); E30, E31, E33, E35, BV00 (basket); Y02, Y15, Y19, RV52, RV63, RV66, YG03, YG06, YG09 (eggs)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.