Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Pair of Henrys



I adore the Henry Mouse character from Whiff of Joy. Whenever I see his precious little face, I just want to squeeze him! Stamper's Dream carries a wonderful selection of Whiff of Joy images, including quite a few of these Henry Mouse cuties. Here I've used Henry Mouse Hugging Heart, a Penny Black sentiment, and some papers from the Be-Loved collection by My Mind's Eye to make a bright and cheery Valentine card. I colored with Copics (mostly) and Prismacolor pencils, trimmed out Henry and popped him up once. The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try. Check out what these SFYTT sisters put together with the same sketch:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Kim Moreno
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
(Amy Rohl and Susan Liles are sitting out this week)

I couldn't get enough of either Henry or the fun sketch, so I did another one using Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble.



This particular Henry is no longer available at Stamper's Dream, but you can check out all the other cute Henrys HERE. Coloring is with Copics and Prismacolors. The papers are from the Bissette pack by SEI. I keep telling myself I will *not* buy any more of the large 12x12 paper collections from Michael's/JoAnn's/ACMoore, since I have a hard enough time putting a dent in packs a quarter of their size, but the other day, I ended up bringing home three of them - yikes! I have a serious paper issue! Anyone else??

I'm going to hurry up and post this while I still have power. My part of Virginia has close to a foot of snow already and I think this might be just the beginning. That's a LOT for us!

Thanks for stopping by today!




Card #1
Stamps:
Henry Mouse Hugging Heart (Whiff of Joy), Piece of My Heart (Penny Black)
Paper: My Favorite Things Creme Perfect Paper Panel,
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, My Mind's Eye Be-Loved collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, VersaMagic Thatched Straw
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, clear and silver Spica glitter pens, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Classic Circle and Labels 1 Nestabilities, Ric Rac Scalloped Piercabilities, Papertrey buttons, May Arts burlap string, Martha Stewart border punch
Size: 5 1/2" square

Card #2:
Stamps: Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble (Whiff of Joy)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, SEI Bissette dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Classic Circle and Labels 1 Nestabilities, Ric Rac Scalloped Piercabilities, K&Co snowflake brad, KaiserCraft bliss adhesive pearls, Stampin' Up! gray ribbon, Papertrey Ink satin ribbon, EK Success scalloped border punch, May Arts silver metallic string
Size: 5 1/2" square

46 comments:

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous cards... and I love little Henry!!!

Maureen said...

Oh I love the aqua and green on the second card!! Yummy!! I had to laugh at your paper comment...I too say "I'll just look..." but can't resist... it's all so beautiful!! I have the same addiction to ribbon but the paper is crazy!! LOL

Bastelfrosch said...

Your cards are wonderful!
Annette

Michelle said...

Oh Amy....these couldn't be cuter!! I recently received my very first Henry stamp, & now I need all of them :)

Marisa said...

Oh Amy, this little guy is beyond adorable!! I just love him on the first card. You're right, you just want to give him a hug LOL! Fabulously coloured and cut out and I love the colour combo you used. Fabulous details as always: the stitched "Xs", the ribbon with bow and twine, border punch and die edge, little strip of coloured DP - fabulous!!

Fun DP on the second card. Love the mistletoe on the tail, the charm on the ribbon and the pearls on the corners of the main image.

Sounds like you got the snowfall we got last Christmas! Enjoy the quiet the snow brings and the beauty of the snow scape outside.

Emily said...

OMG Amy! These are oozing cuteness! I'm gonna have to have that valentines mouse..he's adorable and I do love that sketch too. Don't feel alone with your paper obsession...you have lots of company:)) Thanks for the link to the stamps..I'm off to fulfill my stamp obsession.

scrappyjan said...

Hi Amy, These are so CUTE!!!!
Happy Holidays, Janiel

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGOSH I cannot stop staring at these-esp the first one! HOW stinkin' adorable and that DP is gorgeous!!! These are amazing, Amy!!!

Shelly said...

Ooh! These are adorable! Love both of them!!!

Eva said...

Amy, these are soooo super adorable!!! I am such a big fan of your work!!!

pescbrico said...

Oh I so love the color combo of your first card! So lovely! Really well made!

Marimer said...

Me gustan los dos tarjetas, cualquiera de ellas estarĂ­a muy honrada de recibirla, porque son preciosas.
Felicidades. Bss

Danni said...

Oh my....such wonderful cards!! Both of them are just fabulous!

Country Mouse said...

Both of these cards are so, so pretty! I just LOVE the Valentine's one! Henry is so cute!!!

Linda said...

Oh WOW...those cards are so gorgeous Amy. There is so much to look at on each one....I just love your attention to detail and all the layers you blend in to create the complete card...stunning!

Gabriela said...

Amy - I adore your coloring of Henry Mouse and the way you bring him to life. Your bows are fantastic too. Have you dog yourself out from all the snow yet? We got about 20" of the white stuff here in Northern VA and it hasn't stopped snowing yet. Yikes!

leenda said...

Love both Henry's!! Every detail looks picture perfect!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Henry is indeed a cutie!! I adore him, and adore what you've done on these cards. I'm head over heels for that first card!! Beautiful!

Chriss Blagrave said...

What an adorable little guy this Henry is! So sweet. Love both of your cards, awesome as usual with all of the neat details you put into your work.
As for paper...Oh boy, don't get me started, but I love so many collections and big plans to use every sheet ;)

Mimi H. said...

You have a great eye for putting together patterns of paper that make it pleasing to look at. Love both cards you made. Now you're making me want to buy some MME paper. Thanks for sharing your work.

Desire Fourie said...

You are definitely excused if you can't get enough of little Henry ... he really is a super charmer.
Hugs
Desire

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OH AMY - these are both GORGEOUS!!!! So similar and yet so different!!! LOVE the papers of the second and the image of the first!!! Paper addiction....who me??? LOL!!! You're not alone!!! Your weather has even made news here in Australia - I hope it's not as severe as they are predicting - I'll be thinking of you!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Amy!! These are both stunning!! I will have to give this sketch a try. Thanks for leaving the recipe for the MME paper too. I had to order it from Stampers Dream. Stunning creations girl!

hugs,
Chris

Dawn Easton said...

Henry is very sweet! Both cards are wonderful, Amy! I really love the reds and yellows from that MME dp! So pretty!

Elaine said...

These are such cute cards! I love the colors of the papers!
Yes, I have a paper addiction! I have so much 12x12 because I was really trying to scrapbook but then I discovered card making; lol! I'm doing good so far by not buying any new papers but seeing these makes it hard!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh wow, these are just way too cute!!! I especially love the one where he is squeezing the heart :) I don't buy these types of stamps because I'm not a "colorer", but this cards makes me really want to try!!

Denise said...

Amy, these are just adorabley beautiful!! Love little Henry, and your color combos are awesome! :)

daantje said...

What do you make beautifull cards i love them.
Greetings daantje

texasjodylynn said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Absolutely adorable cards, AMy! Those images are precious and if I could color half as well as you, I would be purchasing them. I love all of the little extras on both of the cards! Simply Delightful!

Leigh OBrien said...

These are both FAB, Amy...love the flipped sketch! Gorgeous coloring and all of the details!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Fabulous cards! I love the mouse, the colors, layers... everything. :-)

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just adorable!

Susan said...

Oh My Gosh! These are such adorable cards Amy!

Denise Young said...

Love these cards. So beautiful!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful cards!

Conniecrafter said...

Awwwww, they are just adorable love the paper and color choices in each one!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my WORRRRRD, girl, these are stunning! The way you work strips of paper, shapes, and embellishments just ROCKS...not to mention your awesome coloring! Love these!!!

Dotty Jo said...

Amy, yet again you knock me out with your wonderful creations! I adore these cute cards. We have had about 2 inches of snow here in the UK and everyone is panicking - how do you guys cope? Hope you can keep warm and have lots of fun over the festive period, happy christmas to you and your family, Jo x

dpkennedy said...

Oh my! That Valentine's card is gorgeous! I LOVE your color combo and papers! I adore Henry too...I stamped him up for Christmas with his big cup of cocoa and never got around to coloring it...but maybe this will give me the inspiration I need to get it done before Christmas! They are both wonderful cards!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Juls said...

wow these are just gorgeous!! Love the dimention on your cards!

Barb said...

Amy, I'm catching up on my blog visits and see that your cards are as spectacular as ever!

I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2010!

Barb

Meahni said...

These are simply gorgeous! I absolutely love them. Can't chose a favourite, they are both just too precious!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Your cards are always awesome and these 2 are no exception. How I love your style...TFS

Carole said...

Your cards are all so beautiful...and your blog is full of inspiration.
Can you tell me how you created the shape with the green and white cardstock? I assume it's a Spellbinder's die, but I can't work out how you have managed to get it so large! It looks fabulous.
Thanks so much.
Carole

Irene said...

Aaaa!... ))) I'm smiling :))) Very-very cute!

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