I started with a slimline card background cut to 3.25" x 8.25". I knew that I wanted my design to be stenciled on top and patterned paper on the bottom. The adorable mouse snowman image from the Christmouse Stamp Set was just calling to me! I thought the Dotty Stencil would look like falling snow, but I wanted there to be a halo of sorts around my image. I used the center circle piece from the Mask It Circle Stencil and adhered it to the center of my card base and positioned the Dotty Stencil over the top. I realized that I wanted a place for my sentiment as well, so I added a small piece of masking tape over the stencils just large enough for my Christmouse sentiment. I spread Glitz Glitter Gel over the top and removed both stencils as well as the masking tape to reveal the masked snowy background. I set this aside for about 30 minutes while I worked on the rest of the card.
I stamped the image from the Christmouse Stamp Set and colored it with alcohol markers and die cut it with the Coordinating Christmouse Dies. I color very slowly, so my background was dry by the time I finished with my cute little image. I cut a piece of chevron patterned paper from the Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper Pad and cut it to size to fit right under my stenciling. I also cut a thin strip of pink striped paper from the Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper Pad and placed it where the patterns meet to break up the design a bit. I stamped a sentiment from the Christmouse Stamp Set in the small masked area and added my image with foam tape.
I thought the card was missing a little something, so I cut the elements for the medium sized bow from the Stitched Bows Die Set from silver foiled cardstock. I added it to the center of the patterned paper strip and finished the card with a reverse scalloped frame from the Blessings Slimline Die Set. I hope you enjoyed this cute winter card!