House-Mouse® Tennis Anyone by Laura Drahozal

  1. Fold a piece of 8 ½ ” by  5 ½ ” card stock so that the fold is on the side.
  2. Lightly color a 4 ¼” by 5 ½” grasshopper card stock with the dark green colored pencil.  Hold the pencil to the side and gently rub over the texture, just slightly darkening the green.  Adhere to the card.
  3. Color some black card stock the same way with the warm gray pencil.
  4. Stamp the Tennis Anyone image onto the mixed media paper.
  5. Use the manual die cut machine and the fitted frames to cut out the stamped image and cut a larger frame from the black card stock.
  6.  Tape the tiles stencil on the colored piece of black card stock. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later.  Tape all the way around.
  7. Remove the regular embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
  8. Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
  9. Replace any extra paste into the container.
  10. Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  11. Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil.  Let the paste dry.
  12. Tape the big dots stencil onto the ocean side card stock using the same technique as in step 6.
  13. Remove regular paste from the jar with the back of the palette knife.  Since you only need one row, it is not necessary to put a lot of paste onto the paste spreader.
  14. Place the back of the palette knife (with the paste) on the top of a row of dots and pull towards you, keeping contact with the stencil and filling the holes as you go.
  15. As the paste dries, color the image with the pencils.
  16. Color the top of the paste on the tiles stencil with the blue markers.
  17. Draw “stitches” on the top of an extra piece of mixed media paper.
  18. Use the gray alcohol marker to put the stripes on the big dots for the tennis balls.
  19. Color the remainder of the big balls with the Versamark pen, one at a time.
  20. Cover each of the balls with the yellow embossing powder and heat set with the heat embossing tool.
  21. Assemble the background “net” first.  Cut a 4 square by 4 square piece from the tile image.  Glue the white strip across the bottom line of squares.  Attach that to the background.
  22. Cut the ball strip from the big dots image and glue to the background.
  23. Assemble the card, using the foam squares to raise the tennis image above the card.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • EP160 Sunny Lemon Embossing Powder
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Black Suede, Oceanside, Grasshopper)
  • Chameleon™ Markers (BL3)
  • Spectrum Noir™ Markers (TB2, IG4)
  • Prismacolor® Colored Pencils
  • Paper Towel
  • Big Shot™ by Sizzix®
  • 1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®
  • Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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