Anyway, I had just received some Hero Arts dies and matching small stamps and wanted to play around with them to see how they worked. Thing is, they were for itty bitty 3-D houses and I really don't have a use for itty bitty 3-D houses right now. Maybe I'll make ornaments in future, but now, not so much.
I started wondering if it would be possible to deconstruct these 3-D pieces back into 2-D, and decided that cutting the houses apart would allow some paper piecing. So I sorted through my paper stash, found a set of 2-sided papers in pastel colors that reminded me a little of Mediterranean beach resorts, and cut a set of each of two houses from each of five colors. I then used the matching tiny stamp sets to add windows, doors, fences, vegetation, even transportation...
- Dies: Hero Arts "House Fancy" (DI 139) and "Two-Story House Fancy" (DI 166); Sizzix Thinlits "Friends" (660225)
- Stamps: Hero Arts "3-D House Essentials" (CL 885) and "Home Sweet Home" (CL955); Inkadinkado "fireworks" (95524-L); Victorian Originals "Small Fireworks" (D 1422)
- Papers: Creative Memories "Cabana" monochromatic; scraps of yellow, black and white card; The Paper Studion Value Pack "white" pre-folded card base
- Inks" Archival "Jet Black", Leaf Green", and "Fern Green"; Versamark; Distress Markers "Pumice Stone", "Pine Needles" and "Festive Berries"; Intense Pencils "Deep Indigo", "leaf Green" and Ink Black"; Unibazl Signo Broad "white; Pigma Micron 05 "black"
- Embossing Powder: Creative Beginnings "silver regular" (NK 10180)
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape" and Ranger Collage Glue Stick