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Holiday Card Series 2017 – Day 15 – Focal Point Color

Hi all! Today is Day 15 of the Holiday Card Series. For those who are are new to my blog and videos, the Holiday Card Series consists of 25 holiday card inspiration videos. I’ll be sharing holiday inspiration every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until December 20.

Today is also a blog hop for a special stamp set just released at Simon Says Stamp! The exclusive Friends Forever stamp set is a collaboration stamp set from Lawn Fawn featuring images from previous Simon and Lawn Fawn collaboration stamp sets. These were some of the most popular stamps from previous years of STAMPtember, and the stamp sets were hard to get. So this stamp set is pretty fun! It’s a mash up of some favorites!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For my card, I used the small mouse image and the greeting “Merry Christmouse.” I stamped the mouse all over my card front and then colored all but one in brown chalk ink and a blender pen (clear marker) from a Tombow marker set. I colored just one mouse in Polychromos colored pencils to create a focal point.

This is such a simple idea but it packs a punch. And don’t forgot to grab your Friend Forever stamp set. This is a limited quantity situation. :)

Blog Hop

Like I mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop! Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Yana Smakula! And here is the entire hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Lawn Fawn Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner <– you are here
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen
Nichol Spohr

Thanks for stopping by!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Lawn Fawn Friends Forever stamp set
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Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock, 100 lb.
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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MISTI long magnet
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Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
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3M Post-It Tape, white
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*Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Galaxy Set
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Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils Mixed Media set
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*Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Fine 05
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*Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Spark Pen in Clear
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White Embroidery Floss
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Farhana Sarker November 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Love how you kept it simple to make, yet adorable and fancy to look at!

  • Reply Suzi Metcalfe November 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    You make it look so simple! Ha! You are just uber-talented! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Debbie B November 28, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I just love stamping my own backgrounds and this little mouse is adorable this way! I love it! Thanks for a great idea! Loving this hop with some of my favorite ladies!

    • Reply Debbie B November 28, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Oh my gosh…just saw the video….I stand corrected. That embossing looked so great that I thought it was paste. Fantastic,!

  • Reply Julie Booker November 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I love your card. I’m going to have to ‘borrow’ your idea ;) This set is soooooo cute!

  • Reply Donna Hanson November 28, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Definitely going to have to CASE this card! I really love the CAS style of cards and this one is such a great example. It’s too stinking cute!

  • Reply Iris Soscia November 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    That mouse is so cute.

  • Reply Laura Peddicord November 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Love the mouse from this set and especially how you used it to make your card. It’s a terrific release and a cute card!

  • Reply Jill A Figley November 29, 2017 at 6:54 am

    What a cute little card. I just love how you stamped all those cute little mice then colored one of them special. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  • Reply Linda Eterno November 29, 2017 at 7:01 am

    This is adorable!

  • Reply Kate B November 29, 2017 at 9:01 am

    What a cute card! I love the subtle background you created with the one colorful mouse!

  • Reply Lorie November 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I love your work, such a cute card.

  • Reply Billie A November 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    So cute. Love the mice allover the kraft. so cute.

  • Reply Raquel SK November 30, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Adorable take on this! The little mouse image is really cute! I am interested in finding out how the polychromo pencils stack up against prismacolor pencils in terms of blendability**(is that a word?) I know Yana loves them, but I have yet to try those out. Thank you for this fun hop!! You ladies are all amazing!! Hugs-Raquel

  • Reply Leslie Gladney December 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    This is just so very sweet! I have a few little stamps that would work!

  • Reply Deb L December 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

    What a great idea to use this stamp repeatedly to make a background. such great ideas

  • Reply Sally Z December 4, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Simple and adorable. My kind of card. Will definitely use this idea in my card making.

  • Reply Marjorie Dumontier December 5, 2017 at 8:17 am

    That’s the most adorable card !!

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