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I created the background with various patterned papers. I used a Sizzix die to cut the scalloped circle and the frame. I stamped and embossed the image on white cardstock and colored with Copics. I had to re-stamp the mice in order to fussy cut and paste the ends of their tails outside the circle!
I am accepting the "Beat the Heat" challenge at Penny Black's blog with this card, which reminds me of the summers a long time ago when I would make strawberry jam, store it in the freezer and open it "as needed" throughout the winter.
At that time, I lived in a 100 year old house which had many cracks in the foundation, a perfect entrance for mice escaping a harsh Wisconsin winter. The kids and I labeled one horrific year as "the winter of the mice". Believe me, they are not cute when they are running inside your walls and getting into the peanut butter. It took some serious extermination to be rid of them (after all amateur efforts failed).
There's still lots of time to share your summer stamping on the Penny Black blog. Just go here for the details.
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