I think House Mouse stamps are so cute. But I've always shied away from them because they seemed so complicated to color, the images are very detailed. But I found a sale on stamps and decided to buy a few. It was a lot of fun. I think I still need practice with them. But my first card isn't too bad for a first attempt with House Mouse. If you look closely, you'll see a little sparkle in the glow around the Christmas lights!
I was just trying some techniques I've seen on other stamping sites. For instance, I was practicing blending with my Copics. Also, the green paper is actually from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress collection. I did direct to paper application of Memento ink in Cottage Ivy. I think it helps the card to have a simple, country look.