Monday, June 29, 2009

HMF #44 - Paper toled Christmas Card

Happy Monday all you House Mouse Lovers...

This is my week to issue the challenge. My challenge to you is to use paper tole technique on your cards... What is paper tole you ask ....

Paper tole is a technique where part or all of an image is popped up from the image (surface) to give it a 3D effect.

Simple tole : when a duplicate image is stamped on a different piece of paper, colour image and cut out. You pop up the duplicate image over top of the original - raising image up for the 3D effect.

Here is a link that I found on the Internet to give you more ideas for paper tole.

Here is another link to paper tole technique - Our very own Mary has made a wonderful tutorial on paper tole.

Below is my take on the challenge. I stamped this adorable House Mouse image - called "Cozy Roost" three times onto water colour paper. I coloured the whole image on the bottom panel. Only coloured the birds, mice and the branch they are sitting, on the second image and for the third image, I only coloured the very bottom branch. I used my embossing tool and rubbed on the back of the cut out images to give them a little more dimension. Popped up the mouse and birds, glued down parts of the branches. For the third layer I glued on the bottom branch. Applied the white liquid applique for the snow on the branches - when it was dry I applied the icicle stickles for sparkle. Matted image with SU purely pomegranate. Main card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. The dp is from Me and My Big Ideas - Noel pack. Matted dp with soft sky and Purely pomegranate. Sewed a wandering stitch around both panels. Added the snowflake embellishments.

Below is a close up of the the paper toled images.

Please come on over to the House Mouse and Friends Blog and take a look at what the other DT members have come up with to inspire you. Hope you can play along, just make sure to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image on your card or project.

Happy Stamping...




  1. Oh so adorable, awesome job on this!!!! Hug Cindy!!!

  2. OH! How sweet is that? Poor little mouse. How did he get out of the house. Almost makes me cry. LOL! Love your snow on the branch. Great work. {{{hugs}}}

  3. The colors on this card are just amazing -- this is such a lovely card (matches your blog page too).

  4. Great challenge this week! Great card!