Hello, crafty peeps - and thank you for stopping by for this weekend's second blog post. It has been a difficult week and I feel as though my mojo has been on holiday for a few days, so I thought perhaps creating my final submission to AECP Level 1 might end the week on a more positive note.
This submission is for the Seasonal Scene Building class, which, over six lessons, introduces the idea of using your stamps to create mini scenes, from cupcakes to safaris. If you're looking for a way to stretch your stash and get more from your stamp sets, this class has great ideas to inspire you.
I've made only one card for this class, though I don't doubt that I shall use the techniques included many times in future.
Rather than use several different stamp sets for my scene, I decided to use just one mini stamp set and a stencil.
I used the Mini Delight: Victorian Stamp and Die Set and the Cloud Scene Stencil for this scene. With Misty Morning and Cloudy Sky ink from the Tranquility Mini Ink Cube Set, I stamped the house twice onto a 12.5 cm x 9.5 cm piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb paper, making sure to leave a one-house-width gap between them. I masked both houses and used the cloud stencil and Sea Breeze ink to create the sky. I used some Post-it paper to mask a straight line under the houses and lightly brushed some Forest Glades ink below. I also used the cloud stencil and Forest Glades ink to create some 'bushes' at the side of the houses, before removing the Post-it paper and the masks from the houses.
I stamped another house in a separate piece of paper in Sicilian Amber, Honey Drizzle and Orange Cream inks and cut it out with the coordinating die. I popped this up on some 3D foam pads and placed this between the two houses on the card.
The sentiment is from Concord & 9th's City Stacks stamp set, stamped with Jet Black ink.
I must be in a neighbourhood kind of vibe this weekend!
I finished off by mounting the stamped piece onto a card base and drawing a couple of gold lines around the card. I also made a coordinating orange envelope.
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