A Sleeping Mouse - card and a little story!


How adorable is this little sleeping mouse image?
This right here is exactly how I like my mice - in a cutesy image!

I'm not one to enjoy a little mouse running about my house and I'm probably not alone there. I know that my daughter didn't much enjoy the company of a mouse one night here in her bedroom. My daughter is in her early 20's has the most adorable little boy who both live with us while she finishes her studies in nursing.

They have a bedroom in the basement in our home and well... our home has been under renovation for the last 5 years while life goes on everyday. Older kids have moved in and out and the spaces of our home get worked on in order to accommodate the needs of whom ever is living in the home at the time. Needless to say the basement has been undergoing some renovations. 

My daughter went downstairs to put her little boy to bed one night, when suddenly she came flying back up in a hurry full of screeches and squeals in a fashion as though something very large and furry with giant teeth might be chasing her.

She stuttered at my husband " there, there's a mouse in my room, get it out". 
He chuckled at her and went to deal with the mouse. 
It was a tiny little mouse just looking for a warm place to cozy up for the night, and I guess my daughter was not willing to share her quarters with it. 

As much as I don't want a mouse in my house either... the incident was quite 
funny and won't soon be forgotten. 
It was the very next morning that I happened to see this adorable image of the sleeping mouse on the Colorado Craft Company site.
The image was so cute and reminded me of my daughter the night before so of course, into my cart it went.  I would use this stamp to create a card for my daughter to remind her that we are grateful for all the joy she brings us. 

This Sleeping Mouse Mini stamp is priced at $4.50, so for less than 5 bucks it's going to make some really cute cards and for me that is a steal. If it's under 5 dollars and I know I can use it several times then it's well worth the investment. 

To create the card above I started with a base layer of white cardstock cut at 
4x 5 1/4.  On a scrap of white cardstock I stamped and colored the mouse and then fussy cut him out ( there is a die available on the website ).

I searched my stash for a die or a stamp with some long grasses on it and found a die from Lawn Fawn with some grass and cat tails. So I cut that from white cardstock and just used my Copic Markers to color it. 

I adhered a small section of the grasses directly to the card stock layer, then glued the remaining section of grasses onto the mouse image. 
I added some foam squares to the back of the mouse image and attached to the front of the layer. 
I added a little water to gold metallic water color paint and used a small paintbrush to splatter gold metallic onto the front of the card. I did use a sticky note to cover the mouse image during this process. 

I matted this layer to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, and then onto a card base of thick white cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 - scored @ 5 1/2.

That was it... it very quick process for a beautiful card with an image of an adorably cute mouse that we can all love! 

The link to purchase the stamp set has been linked above using my affiliate link with Colorado Craft Company. If you choose to purchase the stamp I would make a small profit from the sale, which doesn't cost you anything extra. 
These small sales help me to continue to create and share projects with all of you!

I hope this card has left you with some creative inspiration or a least a little smile...

If you have any questions about the card of the product please feel free to send me an email or comment below this post.

I'd love to know what you think of the card!?

Happy Crafting...πŸ’—