This card is totally out of my comfort zone! I am usually all about the layers and textures, but I fell in love with the oh-so-cute images in the European Street Add-ons set that I had to have a go at a one-layer stamped card. However, if you scroll down, I have an example of my usual style of paints and textures all collected together on a great tag set. Also, if you scroll down, you will find the details of a blog hop to celebrate the Smitten and Sweetheart releases from Simon Says Stamp.
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cute as can be one layer stamped card
This card is easy to put together the only tricky part is keeping it ultra clean and precise, especially when using teeny tiny stamps! With the European Street Buildings and European Street Add-ons set I used the following inks on thick white card:
I used masking paper where necessary to cover stamped areas when adding other elements. For example, on the right hand side, I stamped the darker tree first, masked that area and then stamped the lighter tree so that it looked like it was behind the darker tree. I also used masking paper over all the images before lightly blending a sky to ground the elements.
Little additions I did add were to use one of the leaf images and stamped them in pink ink for the impression of scattered flowers. I also used the grass image upside down and stamped in grey ink to give a shadow to the street lamp.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Smitten and Sweetheart releases from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Amy’s blog but if not, Simon’s blog is an excellent place to start.
- Simon is giving away a $25 coupon from comments left on each hop stop. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, 17 January.
- Free gift with purchase! Use code HTZ24 at checkout to get the free Hearts And Stars stencil. Offer valid until 14 January at 11.59 pm ET. To get the free stencil, search for ssst221668 in the Simon store. Add the stencil to your cart and then when you checkout make sure to add the code HTZ24 to get the stencil for free.
Now, it is time to hop on over to Emily’s blog. Here’s the complete hop list to keep you on track.
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