Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing a card I created using one of the add on stamps from Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Card Kit. When the kit came out earlier this month, I debated as to whether I really needed it. But I was drawn to the dies in the card kit and also a couple of the add on stamps/dies, so as you can see, I put my order in!
The card this month had an Italian theme, and other than maybe a couple of pizza stamps or die, I don't have much in that line, so I am happy to include this in my stash.
The stamp I have used for my card today is the Venetian Neighbourhood. Just before Christmas last year one of the add on stamps for one of the card kits Presents Background stamp which also had an optional coordinating Peek-A-Boo Doors die. This allowed for windows to open on the card something like an Advent Calendar. Of course I had to have that stamp/die and since then Hero Arts have released two more stamps to coordinate with the Peek-A-Boo Doors die, including this Venetian Neighbourhood die. I have linked to all three and the die in my supply list in case you are interested.
The sentiments you can see in the window openings are from the Hero Greetings Mini Messages Clear Stamp set, which is another of the add on stamp sets. I thought these may also work in the Reveal Wheel Cards I make a lot.
Once die cut using the coordinating die, this piece measures 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches. I knew I didn't want to just turn it into a normal card, so after a bit of thought I decided to create a Mini Double Tower Card. I have to adapted the centre section so it would fit the width of the Venetian Neighbourhood panel, but that was easy enough to do.
If you want to know how to make this style of card you can find directions from Sam from Mixed Up Crafts.
Here is another view of the card, this time when it is lying on the desk. Hopefully you can see the side panels a little better.
For the back of the card I added a panel the same size as the one on the front. This is a place to add a sentiment and hand write a personal greeting. I stamped just part of the building to the right hand side of the card and then added the sentiments to the left hand side. The sentiments both come from the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Card Kit.