Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mopsie and Mr. Rogers

I was straightening my studio, and putting away the mountains bits of paper and stamps, etc. that were on my desk - mainly so that I could see my desk!  When I picked up the packet with this adorable little bunny stamp, I decided that my reward for cleaning would be to make a card with it!  Hey, I'm easy to please!
I stamped the Impression-Obsession stamp, Mopsie B19929
onto a piece of white Strathmore bristol card stock, and colored her with my Polychromos colored pencils.

I masked the bunny and used TH distress inks to brush some Tumbled Glass ink onto the bottom corner and up, gradually fading it out near the top.  
I then placed a stencil, Mini Rosetta, by The Crafter's Workshop, onto the panel, and brushed more color over it to get the pattern.  

I stamped IO's verse Beginning 13759  onto the upper left using coffee Ranger archival ink.  I used my Misti so that I could stamp the image two or three times to get more intensity.

I mounted the panel onto a blue card stock panel, then onto a kraft colored A2 card, which I had stenciled with the same stencil as the blue image panel.  I mounted the panel onto the card front with craft foam for dimension.

I added a double bow which I had made from Hug Snug seam binding, and dyed by smooshing it into a puddle of Tumbled Glass distress ink and water, and dried with my heat tool before forming it into a bow.  I love the seam binding for bows.  It has a natural sheen, and the 100 yard roll lasts a long, long time.  I just have white, and dye it whatever color I need.  If you dye it, and wad it into a tight ball, then let it dry, it comes out really crumpled.  I like that for different cards.  I used it that way on a card on THIS POST a while ago.  I used the same stencil on that post also!  

That's it for this easy-peasy card today.  I love this quote by Fred Rogers.  Do you remember Mr. Rogers?  He is a wonderful person, and has a depth of wisdom.  I used to love to watch his show with my daughter.  

On my card today I used:
Mopsie B19929
Beginning 13759  (verse)
Polychromos colored pencils
Strathmore bristol card stock
Hug Snug seam binding 

If you haven't seen the Spring Release at Impression-Obsession , be sure to check it out HERE for lots of amazing stamps and ideas.

I am adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Stencil - sponging
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
The Library Challenge - Absolute beginners
Make My Monday Challenge - Use word or phrase
Word Art Wednesday 

Thank you for your visit today.  I appreciate you stopping by and spending time on my blog.  And I look forward to your encouraging comments.  



  1. This card is delightful, Lynda. Making a card is always a reward for cleaning up the craft space...it's what I tell myself all the time! :) Thanks for sharing this card...I've just added the sentiment to my IO wish list.

  2. What a beautiful and inspiring sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

  3. Beautiful card Lynda. Love the combination of colours with your brown stenciling background and your soft blue main panel. That bunny is ADORABLE! Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  4. This card is SO adorable!!!!! I think I might just need this set. I love the Mr Rogers quote. I'm trying to clean the mountain, ahem stuff, off my desk so I can see it too. ;)

  5. Really lovely card Lynda, wonderful sentiment and cute bunny with a gorgeous colour combination, TFS with CAS Stencil.

  6. What an adorable little bunny and a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing at CAS Stencil!

  7. What beautiful soft stenciling on your background Lynda! Love that quote and the sweet bunny! thanks for joining us in the CAS Stencil challenge!

  8. How sweet this is! And I love how your quote goes so perfectly with the book title. Thanks for joining The Library.

  9. How true is that sentiment? Love the card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.


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