Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Coming Home edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Linda's blog, Stampin' Seasons, welcome! There are TEN of us today, so there should be lots to inspire you!
I don't know if you've noticed, but the Coming Home stamp set and Home Together Dies are immensely popular right now. There are so many great ideas on Pinterest and Splitcoast it's enough to make your head spin! And don't even get me started on the Trimming The Town DSP that is part of the suite. These dies will cut many of the houses and trees so you don't have to stamp & color if you don't want to.... but I wanted to for these three CAS cards!
My first card uses the single story house and I really wanted it to be the focal point so the house was colored with bold Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, with Daffodil Delight illuminating the windows.
After water coloring a background using Misty Moonlight (currently SU's most popular color) it was die cut with the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies, and snowflakes were heat embossed on the top half. The greeting and silver foil snowflake accent are from Itty Bitty Christmas and the coordinating Christmas Layers Dies. A few Elegant Faceted Gems were added for a bit more subtle glitz. 😉
For the second card I went with nontraditional colors. You probably can't tell from the pictures but the horizon of the Misty Moonlight sponged sky is Highland Heather, giving it that just-before-dawn glow. And since I used Highland Heather for the sky, I thought why not on the house, too? AND the mat behind it all.
The house itself is light Crumb Cake with a dark Highland Heather door and light Highland Heather roof. It almost looks like it should be a bakery, or something fun like that. Notice the lights aren't on in this house.....these folks like to sleep in! The greeting is from Wrapped In Christmas, and I used a different greeting from that set on the next card.
The last card doesn't have any houses at all, just some modern-looking trees on a Subtle embossed background. I really like how this turned out; for once, just as I envisioned it! I used a large card base from the Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. This card just needed to be a bit larger to make a bold statement!
The trees were colored with light and dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends with dark Soft Suede trunks, and just a few were popped up for depth. I thought a couple silver foil trees would set off the silver heat embossed greeting nicely. I love that scripty font with the block letters. It looks so elegant!
That's my share for today, so jump on over to see what my friend Heidi at Runningw Scissors Stamper has made!