Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stampin Up! Holiday Home Cards

It is Sunday here in blog land. I will be going over my sister's shortly to say good bye to my brother. He was here for Thanksgiving and to attend a wedding. I was able to have lunch with him on Saturday and it was nice to talk to him. I am sad he lives so far away.

I also did a little shopping at Michael's yesterday. What great sales they had!! I was only in there for a  about ten minutes and wish I had a bit more time to browse but Chris was waiting for me in the car. He is pretty good about letting me look around but we were on a time deadline and had to be home so I could be on time for lunch. I did get adhesive which was 40% off. That almost NEVER goes on sale so I bought quite a bit. They also had a coupon to get 25% sale AND clearance items. I bought a few Heidi Swapp stencils that were on clearance, as well as some ribbon.

Today I am sharing two cards that I created with Stampin Up!'s "Holiday Home" stamp set. I borrowed this set from my friend this weekend and think I am going to have to borrow it again another day. I LOVE it.

The first card I created for my friend who just moved into her new house on Friday. This card was a total CASE of a card I saw somewhere on the web. I know I pinned it but I have pinned so many darn cards that I couldn't find it to link up. Anyway, I stamped three houses in gray on a white card base and a street light image in black. I then die cut the white panel and mounted it on a red hot card stock base.

Next I stamped a fourth house in black, colored it in with Copic markers and then die cut it out. I colored it in yellow because my friend's new house is yellow. Hmm...I just noticed that this house should have been on the opposite card! I meant to put a different house on this one! Ugh!!!

I mounted the yellow house onto the card with foam adhesive and used Ranger Glossy Accents on the windows to make them reflect.

The last step was to stamp the sentiment in black, the heart in red and then to cover the heart in red Stickles. I really love how this came out. You can see how the glossy accents shines in the photo above.

The second card I created in the same way but flipped the card so that it was 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".

On this card, I stamped four houses in gray and then die cut a fifth that I had stamped in black on another sheet of white card stock. Instead of yellow, I chose to color this house in with red. I am obsessed with red!!

This house was also adhered to the card using foam adhesive. Like the first house, the windows on this one got a treatment of Glossy Accents.

I think that I am going to try to stamp these houses with white on Kraft card stock next and use colored pencils to color one of them in. I really love how this came out!!

That is all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Stampin Up!-Holiday Home stamps and dies