Monday, April 27, 2015

STAMPlorations inspiration #14

A little venture in paper piecing and spotlighting today. Another inspiration card for you using the wonderful little houses from STAMPlorations The Bee's Knees Houses. But this time instead of masking them to create a village, like you might remember here, I chose to spotlight one house.


I put three houses onto my acrylic block and stamped them onto my cardbase. Then I stamped them again onto another piece of CS and die cut the tag from it.

Since this was a housewarming card for my cousin who is a MSU fan and MSU colors are green and white, I had to paper piece the house with green paper. I stamped and fussy cut a couple times - the glow in several windows, the roof, the door - then adhered everything to the house on the tag.

Then I grounded all the houses with a strip of grass using American Crafts glitter washi tape. I added some to the tag too, trimming it to fit the curves.


Then I added the family's initial (in UofM colors cuz I'm a UofM fan!) on a tiny tag, used a wisp of twine to attach the two tags and popped the tag up on dimensional adhesive.  A couple clouds in the sky completed my spotlight neighborhood scene.

Have you joined us over at STAMPlorations on the Inspiration CASE Playground yet? If you feel like CASEing this card or any of the other cards which have appeared in April Inspiration Project Posts, be sure to hook up in the gallery at the Inspiration CASE Playground. A random winner will get a $15 gift certificate to STAMPlorations or her choice of two ARTplorations stencils! Shery R. is so darn generous ;)

17 comments:

  1. I love the paper piecing in this one :) fab design.

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  2. SUPER AWESOME! LOVE the the use of your tag!

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  3. This is gorgeous, Maria. Perfect stamping, piecing and layering! Hugs xxx

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  4. This is gorgeous, Maria. Perfect stamping, piecing and layering! Hugs xxx

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  5. Love how you've paper-pieced and tag-pieced this! And the glittery grass is fabulous!

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  6. one of my fave stamp sets and I love how you spotlighted the house!

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  7. This is totally adorable!! I LOVE how you spotlighted that house stamp on tag. Wonderful design!!

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  8. So neat - the spotlight technique works so well with this stamp set!

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  9. Another, "Shut up! Would you look at that?!" card, Maria! I love this! I especially love the glitter Washi for the grass and those super fabulous pieced roofs!! Brilliant spotlight tag design ~ and personalized, no less!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Oh, I love those little houses! And the "hidden" tag is absolutely fabulous.

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  11. I want that big house, I so badly need a craft room to myself =D Beautiful paper piecing and stunning houses! Thank you for visiting my blog and leave some love Maria :) Oh and decided to follow you too :) Hugs xx

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  12. Oh my goodness....this is so stinkin' cute! I love how you used those fabulous houses...just amazing!

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  13. I 'pinned' this immediately, its so delightful and clever!!

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  14. This is so creative Maria!! Love the spotlighting on the tag and how special to make this for your cousin with their favourite team's colours. LOVE it! xx

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  15. That's the most welcoming little house in the neighbourhood, Maria ... it's so cute with the glowing windows ... can I come??! Anita :)

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