Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wow! Another post. Can you believe it? Today's card was made for the Tuesday Sketch Challenge with a Twist at Peachy Keen Stamps. The sketch is pictured below, and the twist is to use buttons somewhere on the project.

I created this cute Mickey Mouse themed card using the Patty Cake Jr stamp. This time Patty Cake is a Mousekateer wishing that special someone a "Happy Birthday".

I stamped Patty Cake Jr from Peachy Keen Stamps on Cryogen white cardstock and colored the image using Copic Markers, E00 - E13 - E15 - R20. Then, I cut out the image and set it aside. For the dress I decided to do a little paper piecing. So, I stamped a second image onto the polka dot cardstock and cut out the dress and bow. I inked the edges of the dress and bow with Distress Ink and attached them to the colored image. I used the tiny Mickey Mouse punch to make a button embellishment for her dress.

Next, I assembled the panels of the card front using solid red and black cardstock. The large mouse heads were cut with the Cricut, embossed with the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and layered onto the card front. Patty Cake was attached to the card front with foam squares to give her a little dimension.

I used the Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die to make the rosette from polka dot cardstock. A red and white print cardstock from Stampin' Up! was used for the Scallop Circle layer. Happy Birthday was printed on white cardstock using the computer and punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch to make the top layer. This was attached to a larger black circle for contrast. I added small red buttons to create the mouse head image on the top of the rosette and finished it off with a tiny bow.


I made a dimensional border strip along the bottom of the card using the same printed papers cut with the the rosette die. A large and small strip was layered, fan folded and attached to the card with glue. I added black ribbon to the layered strip for contrast. Once the fan folded strip was in place I attached the the rosette to the card front.

Supplies for this Project

Patty Cake Jr (PK-401) from Peachy Keen Stamps.
Black 6" Square Card (Folded)
Red Cardstock - 5" X 5 3/8"
Black Cardstock - 4 3/4" X 5 1/4" 
4" Red  Mouse Head
3 3/4" White Mouse Head
1 1/4" White Circle
1 3/8" Black Circle
Polka Dot Cardstock - Dress, Bow, One Large & One Small Rosette Strip
Red Print Cardsock from Stampin' Up! - Scallop Circle & Large Rosette Strip
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Red Buttons - 1 large and 2 small
1/8" Black Ribbon
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Mini Rosette Die
Tiny Mickey Mouse Punch
Circle Punches - 1 1/4" & 1 3/8"
Cuttlebug & Cricut

I am really enjoying making these wonderful rosettes. I hope you are inspired to make one for your next card. And don't forget how versatile the Patty Cake stamp is. So far she has been a rabbit and a Mousekateer. You'll want to be here in September for my Guest Designer week with Peachy Keen Stamps. I promise you, you'll see her again. Wishing everyone a creative week of card making! - Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy.


Linda Palmer said...

Adorable card and the image is so cute! Love everything about it.

Glora said...

Did you make this one for me - LOL?!!!! I can not tell you how much I LOVE this Disney ginger!!!! What an ADORABLE card you have made! I just can't get over all the adorable details! FABULOUS! Hugs- Glora

Janice W. said...

Your card totally made me think of Glora, lol. I love it of course! Thanks for joining the PK challenge. Looking forward to your week!

Viv said...

*Gasp* My jaw has hit the floor over this fabulous card Jane!! It's a total stunner! Thanks for playing along with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck!

Lorie said...

WOW!! Jane, this is awesome!! Your coloring is gorgeous, and everything else is just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this and playing along with us! Very, very well done!


Angie Tolman said...

Really cute! Love it!