This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! I have another project to share with you using the European Street Buildings stamp and die set, this time with a more vivid color palette and paired with some pretty flower dies! I love the large scale of these European Street Buildings; they work beautifully for A7-sized projects! I have a bright project with lots of crisp white and fun textured papers, so let’s get started with the details!
I started by stamping the three buildings from the European Street Buildings using lots of Pawsitively Saturated Inks: Lilac, Orchid, and Amethyst; Raindrop, Mist, and Dew; Carnation, Peony, and Rose inks. These houses have three layers, which makes them perfect for using with the Pawsitively Saturated Ink trios. These trios come in a gradient of light, medium, and dark, so you can easily layer the different components of these buildings without having to search for exactly the right ink!
To adorn these cute little buildings and create a picturesque European street, I wanted to create a bit of a garden, so I die cut the flowers from the Plentiful Petals dies using Amethyst glitter paper and Pink Chiffon satin mirror cardstock, both of which coordinate beautifully with the inks used on the houses. I didn’t have exactly the right match of aqua cardstock for the foliage, so I simply used an ink blending brush to blend Raindrop ink on a panel of white cardstock so that my foliage would perfectly fit my color scheme!
To assemble the card, I wanted to create a bit of a frame upon which my neighborhood could float. I trimmed down a panel of 4.5″ x 6.5″ white cardstock and die cut a Hero Arts Oval Infinity Dies from the center of this panel. I adhered the houses in a neat row, then arranged the flowers around my frame, adhering them with liquid and dimensional adhesive. For the greeting, I stamped a sentiment from the new My Love Greetings using Mist ink. I popped the greeting up with a double layer of foam tape, and added a few shimmering gems for sparkle!
Well, that’s all for me today! I love how versatile these European Street Buildings can be. How cute would they be dressed up for Christmas?? It’s so nice to just sit and stamp sometimes! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!