A color pop

If you follow my blog, you will know that I am a fan of monochrome images with a pop of color. And this card is just that.

I recently was able to purchase a few House Mouse rubber stamps and this little one is one of them. I stamped the mouse in the middle of a card panel sized at 3.75 x 5 inches. I then masked the upper portion of the mouse so that I could stamp the huge rose she is holding, but that the stem would be visible down her body.

Doing some more masking with the flowers, I stamped 3 roses in the top right and bottom left hand corners and one in the top left and bottom right corners respectively. I then stamped the sentiment to the left of the mouse. All stamping was done in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Strathmore Paint Pad paper and I used my DIY stamp positioning tool to get the placement correct.

I colored the mouse, corner roses and rose leaves with the Cool Grey color family from my Prismacolor colored pencils. Using a bright orange combo, I applied pencil color to the big single rose that the mouse is holding.

I completed the card by matting the colored panel onto black cardstock which I then in turn adhered to a white cardbase.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Black cardstock
Prismacolor pencils
House Mouse stamp
Rose and sentiment stamps from stash
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado masking paper

Entered into the HMFMC Anything Goes/Optional theme "Flower Power" challenge #266
Entered into the Power Poppy "Black and White with a Pop of Color" challenge
Entered into the Delicious Doodles May 2018 Flowers challenge
Entered into the Penny Black and More May- Anything Goes challenge
Entered into the Stempelsonne Anything Goes Challenge #202
Entered into the Stampers Swap Shop Buy/Sell/ISO/Share/Swap Facebook group May Masking Challenge


  1. A really sweet image and wonderful use of colours. Many thanks for joining in with our May theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. Love your card, and your stamp is gorgeously coloured.
    Thanks so much for entering into our 'FLOWER POWER" /Anything goes current challenge and good luck in the draw. . {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  3. heel mooi Monica

    Gr Karin

    Bedankt voor het meedoen bij House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Succes en hopelijk tot de volgende keer.

    Gr Karin DT Member.

  4. Hi Monica how cute is this sweet image? to cute..lol your monochrome design is gorgeous & the pop of color on the Flower is stunning gorgeous take on the option theme Flowe Power..

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends chall this time good luck.

    smiles Chrisitne xx

  5. Super cute card Monica, love the image and the black and white with some color is so effective!
    Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge!

  6. Just beautiful Monica, love how the pretty coloured flowers pops out. Anet x

  7. Wow, that beautifully colored flower really pops on your card. Love the little mouse holding it too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing it with us.


  8. Gorgeous card - love that pop of colour on the flower!
    Thanks for playing at House Mouse & Friends!
    Helen (GDT) x

  9. Your grayscale work is gorgeous! I love the pop of colour in the orange flower, so fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

  10. How beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    Hugs Heidi

  11. Sehr schön. Ich liebe House Mouse!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja