Monday, January 31, 2022

You Are a Star

Double Trouble Challenge #102 is open for some crafting fun. This challenge is one week in duration from Monday, January 31, through Sunday evening, February 6, 2022. As is customary, there are three "Things" to the challenge.

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker is reminding us that this is the fifth Monday of the month so our theme is Anything Goes and our challenge is only for one week.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is hoping you will link your project to at least one current challenge at any of our previous partners. I am linking this to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #458, a weekly challenge that ends on Sunday evening, February 6, 2022.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister challenges you to create a card other than one that is A2 in size. As a reminder, an A2 is 4.25" x 5.5". Mine is a Slimline size (3.5" x 7.5") but can vary.

Card partly open:

Card completely open:

I was inspired by the AHSC sketch to create this card but as my card developed I found myself adapting the sketch to my card rather than adapting my card to the sketch but I didn't give up. Let's call it artistic license! 

Two mice images and several star images were stamped, colored with Copic markers, and die-cut. Next, the front of the card base was cut using a partial die-cutting technique with the larger mouse die. I added star-patterned paper to the inside of the card base and a green mosaic design to the front of the card. The large Copic-colored mouse that is reaching upward was added to the matching mouse partially die-cut on the front flap along with the larger star. On the inside, I added a second smaller mouse image holding the star. A few smaller stars were added for color and the stamped sentiment was added using foam tape.

Close up of large mouse:

We welcome you to play along with our challenge so visit the DTC102 Blog to view the guidelines and check out the challenge at AHSC458.

Stamps: Colorado Craft Co. ("A Star Is Born")
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Mosaic Mood" & CTMH "Wander" 
Dies: Colorado Craft Co. ("A Star Is Born")
Misc.: foam tape


  1. So cute! Love the sweet little mouse, perfect design! :)

  2. Oh, this is simply adorable! Love the partial die cutting to add so much extra interest to your card. Great interoperation of the AH sketch as well :)

  3. Love your slimline and cut of the card for a peek into the inside, and adorable mouse having caught her star... so adorable.