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Hearts Come Home…

Blog winner announcement!!!  The winner of the new stamp set used in my OnStage presentation is…

Amy Sabol

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!  Amy, email me @brm643@comcast.net and I will get that stamp set in the mail to you!

This will be a special Christmas in my little family because little Henry will experience his first Christmas and we get to share that sweet memory.  He has just recently learned to crawl so he is a busy little guy.  Oh what fun!

He and his little family will be here for Thanksgiving next week.  In addition it will also be his mommy’s birthday!  So I made this framed piece for her to decorate for the holidays.  I even put her name on the Bakery as she hopes to open one some day…

The art space measures 5″ x 10″.

In this close up you can see her name on the bakery awning…

The lettering is much more prominent when viewed from this angle.

In this shot you can see the Dazzling Diamonds in the trees.  I would have used Wink of Stella but went through two pens finishing my swaps for OnStage and haven’t ordered replacements yet.

Do you have someone on your gift list that might enjoy a similar framed holiday piece?  This town scene took some planning and masking to keep certain objects in front of others, but it was so much fun to build this little town scene!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you’d like to build a town too!

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Joy to the World (sentiment & Santa) and In the City
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, Large Letters Framelits, Aqua Painter, Fun Foam, Masking or Post It Notes, Card Front Builder Framelits (trees), a frame of your choice.  The one used here is from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 5″ x10″.

Digits

  • I stamped everything that would need a mask first and cut them out.  I used masking sheets, but you could substitute Post It Notes.
  • Cut your Thick Whisper White Cardstock the size of your frame.
  • Plan your stamping so you know what will be held out for masking.  For instance in this piece the little truck was the first thing stamped and then masked.
  • Secondly the buildings were stamped then masked.
  • The third layer was the trees.  The trees were cut out of Fun Foam using the Card Front Builder Framelits and used as stamps to create the background.  One line of trees were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and the second line was stamped off before stamping.  We made a forest!
  • And the last stamping was the sentiment and Santa.
  • Once all your stamping is done, add Adhesive Sheet to back of this stamped piece before cutting out letters.  Line letters on piece and cut with Large Letters Framelits.
  • Add Adhesive Sheets to back of Fun Foam and cut all letters you need.  Add stamped letter to top of Fun Foam Letter by removing protective sheet.
  • Add a piece of cardstock to the back of your stamped piece in a color that coordinates with what you have stamped.  It does show through a little when finished.  Now add your Fun Foam/stamped letters to the stamped piece and then add the finished stamped piece to a frame.

Is it gorgeous?  I bet it is!

What a fun project this was and this Eclipse Technique is really easy to do.  Give it a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this makes me smile.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Comments

  1. GORGEOUS!!! G.F! Thank U for giving a little tutorial; I think I know how to make this, but may skip the fun foam, as I have none right now. Your blog is wonderful, full of color & happy thoughts. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Thanks Susan. You could always substitute a couple of layers of cardstock for the fun foam. Just glue them together!…B!

    • Thank you Laura…this City set was so much fun to work with and build my own little town. Sure hope my g’daughter, Kendall, likes it!…B!