Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I know, I know... We are nowhere near Christmas! But I was looking for a critter image to practice some texture Copic coloring with and I came across Some Odd Gir's Chris Mouse stamp. This was the very first Some Odd Girl stamp I bought, and I used it like mad for last year's Christmas cards. I colored him in brown, grey, and white, and he was always absolutely adorable. So, when I came across him again, I just had to make a super early Christmas card.

I started by stamping Chris onto some Copic marker paper using MFT's Hybrid ink in black licorice. I colored him in with Copics. (If you're interested in the furry texture, it was done using the very edge of the chisel tip of a Sketch marker to make light, short strokes). I cut him out, leaving a small white border.

For the rest of the card, I wanted to go with a simple and somewhat classic design. Using my Bigshot, I cut the intricate Eliza snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp in white cardstock. I also grabbed some white pearls.

I created a base out of Simon Says Stamp's White Woodgrain cardstock. I went for a standard A2 card base (measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). I grabbed a couple of wintery papers from my paper scraps box (sorry, I have no clue which pads they're from!) and cut them to 4 by 5 1/4" (brown) and 2 1/2 by 5 1/4" (blue).

I adhered the blue strip in the center of the brown, then added it to the card front. I used Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to adhere the snowflake to the card, and added the pearls on top. I adhered Chris with foam squares. I decided to forgo the sentiment, so it would work as a more general holiday card.

I liked the design of the card itself. One could easily replace the mouse with a merry Christmas sentiment, or layer a few smaller snowflake dies and pearls for a more complicated design.

Some Odd Girl Chris Mouse stamp
Copic Mini Marker Paper Pad 70lbs
MFT Hybrid Ink in black licorice
Simon Says Stamp Eliza snowflake die
Simon Says Stamp White Woodgrain cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lbs cardstock
Christmas paper
Copics (W2, W4, W6, R05, R46, R89, E33, E37, E49, RV11, R43)
Sakura Gellyroll white gel pen


  1. You're just getting into the "Christmas in July" spirit. :) Such a cute little guy. No wonder you used him a heap last Christmas. I'm totally loving your design too - and if you turned the card on its end you have another perfect design. So creative!!

    1. Yes! Maybe it's never too early for Christmas. XD

      I have these grand plans of what I want to do for Christmas this year, so I better get cracking on it early...