Today I'm starting off with our new City Streets Stamp set and coordinating dies which were designed as a follow up to our popular Happy Home stamps. This set has 3 downtown buildings, 5 sentiments and lots of fun miniature accessories to compliment them.
For my first card I wanted to go bright and happy with touches of black to make the colors pop. I borrowed the tree stamp from the Happy Home set to fill out my little scene.
For my next card I used some stitched ribbon to evoke the feel of a street and a basic metal rimmed office tag to highlight the little cafe table and chairs from the set. I created cloud masks by cutting post it notes using the new Happy Home Cloud Dies and then sponged on my ink over the top. I love the big reveal when you pull off the masks and how the clouds look as a one-layer image!
I finished off my card by setting my acrylic block down over the tag and then bending my sentiment to match the curve. I love this easy little trick and the extra oomph a curved sentiment gives!
For this card I thought it would be fun to go bright and masculine for a change and to focus solely on the car stamp from the set. I used my Signo Uniball gel pen to create the dotted line for my street and sponged on some soft Tumbled Glass distress ink as a backdrop for the cars. My sentiment was borrowed from the new Sock Hop set that will be shared on Thursday. ;)
I chose to go soft and sweet on this card focused on the bakery building in the set. For my card mat I used Neenah Desert Storm (Kraft) cardstock to pick up the colors in the building. I created a pale pink ombre effect for my sentiment tab using Spun Sugar distress ink and finished off my card with an elegant rhinestone embellishment.
For my last card I thought it would be fun to use all the images from the set and to create a bright, happy color palette by stamping the images in different colored inks. To give my images depth I then quickly (& carefully) colored the images with coordinating pale Copic Markers. I say carefully because I stamped using dye inks which can bleed if too much coloring is done over the top.
I finished my card with a banner from Sunny Borders and a Birthday Sentiment from Comfy Creatures. For my hearts I used the Stitched Heart Dies which were covered in stardust stickles and glossy accents and popped up with foam tape.
Here's a closer peek at the new City Streets stamps, City Streets dies and the long awaited Happy Home dies (you can click on the images to view them larger).