Sunday, November 30, 2008

CDS - More is More...A Tale of Two Mice

Meet Marvin and Marcy Mouse and their big ole wedge of Swiss. These little cuties were released in November from Clear Dollar Stamps. You must be asking your selves "Why is she posting this card so late?" Well, the truth is folks that I truly was not happy with my card and decided that it needed a makeover!

Here is the original card and to me, it was just too plain. I was a little bit frustrated that I hadn't received a charm that I ordered from a different company specifically for this card. That's why I used a button. Then I realized that although this card was jazzed up with some glitter, it was still lacking in interest. So I waited...

and waited for the charm to arrive...

I think that my waiting paid off because this darling little mouse charm cried out to accompany Marvin and Marcy :) - His tail actually moves when the card is moved! Oh yeah...the interest that this card was lacking was the beautiful bold designer paper from the Basic Grey Ambrosia Collection :) I am very happy to share with you that Clear Dollar Stamps now stocks the new lines of Basic Grey and the new Nestabilities!

Now back to our regular programming :) For the re-make of this card I added another layer for the mice, some taffeta ribbon and a half circle design using my punches. When I switched out some of the papers, the background colour of ink didn't match. I merely sponged some Apricot Appeal ink over the Creamy Caramel to blend with the rest of the card :) There is quite a few elements in this card, but it finally turned out the way I wanted it to. Whew! It only took a month! lol

I am posting this card on the eve of the December releases over at CDStamps. So in honour of that I thought that I would share the blog links of my fellow designers so that you can make your list and check it twice for when the stamps are available to order! No need to thank me for emptying your back accounts! *wink*

Thank these ladies *grin*

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Marvin and Marcy Mouse, Cheese Wedge
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Gray, Watercolour, Haiku DP, Basic Grey Ambrosia DP (CDS)
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal, Re- Inkers for Watercolouring
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Eyelet, Stickles, Charm, Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Punches, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Dimensionals

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Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Like most of us, you are your worst critic! Both cards are absolutely darling!! Truly!! I love both for different reasons! But I do have to say, that little mouse charm is just...dare I say it?......Charming!!! *grin*

LLB said...

Kim, I love both the cards, but I agree, the first one looks bare compared to your usual, tell me, PLEASE, what is your source for the mouse charm? Please share! LOL


Michelle said...

LOL, well I love both cards, but we are so on the same page. I held off making my snowlady card this week because I was waiting to receive my snowflake charms!!

Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Oh how darling! That lil charm is awesome! :)

Kim Teasdale said...

Hi Linda,

I got the charm and many other wonderful charms from this company

Thanks for the feedback ladies ;)

Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are fabulous, Kim....all your details are so awesome on both but I agree with Tosh...that charm is adorable!!! Thanks for the link!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

They are both adorable Kim. Love the charm too.

Shirley said...

I love them both. I do think each card needs dew drops and mice!! LOLOL Your card are just always so elegant!