Today's card started out with the pretty little not-yet-used die which I cut for the center. It's one of those dies that really needs the card designed around it, rather than the other way around. One thing led to another: Found a sentiment that fit nicely, then embossed and sanded a panel to frame and highlight the die. For color I added a Newton's Nook Garden Mice stamp (from my friend, Cat). Since it was a birthday card I added a die cut balloon, too.
I just love this little die! It's Jeanine's Art Garden Classics Oval JAD10004. Maybe retired? I saved the flowers that popped out, gave them shape by pressing into foam with the end of a paint brush (my make-do stylus), then reinserted them. Liquid Pearls in the flower centers and on the embossed mat.
It looks as though the mouse is using the tulip like a pogo stick. I guess that's one way to get to a garden party!
Double D -- Begins with "M". Getting in just under the wire with this one. I have "M" for "mouse".
NBUS Challenge #14. My never before used schtuff is the die cut.