The Summer Hills stamp set is a perfect addition to the previously released Papertrey Ink sets, Autumn Hills, Winter Hills, and Spring Hills. This set has a sweet, summery feel to it complete with a clothesline, quilts, leafy trees, and primitive house. I have a few projects to share with you today using this stamp set, each using a different technique.
My first project uses the Summer Hills set stamped directly onto a small cotton drawstring bag and framed using the Garden Variety II stamp set. The house was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and then colored using Copic Marker Crimson RV29 and outlined using Copic Marker Warm Gray No. 3 W3. The trees were stamped using Simply Chartreuse.
I then added a Vintage Cream felt scallop border across the top, cut using the Small Scallop Border die. The tag was cut from cardboard using the Tremendous Tags die, painted with off-white paint, and then distressed with ink. I used the Heart Prints die to cut a small heart out of the center of the tag and then attached gingham paper behind the tag to show through the opening. All that was left was to add some Sand Glimmer Mist to the bag to give it an aged, tea-stained look.
This card uses Copic Markers once again to color in the Summer Hills images. I couldn't resist adding in the sheep from the Spring Hills set along with On the Farm images stamped in Berry Sorbet and Simply Chartreuse.
These image are stamped onto Vintage Cream cardstock cut using the Mat Stack 4 die. Before adhering the stamped images to the card I tied a strip of Vintage Cream Twill around the card.
Below the sentiment I added images from the Fancy Folk Art set stamped in Classic Kraft and Pure Poppy. An Ocean Tides felt heart cut using the Heart-2-Heart #11 die was used to tie in with the sentiment.
Next up, I used Kraft cardstock and stamped the beautiful Summer Hills image three times across the top using watermark ink. I then used a combination of Zing Blush and Zing Powder embossing powder to emboss the images in two different colors.
I then added color with Copic Markers Pink RV11, New Blue BG02, and Brick Beige E31. The next set was to apply Vintage Cream ink to the Star Spangled Impression Plate. I then turned my stamped piece of Kraft cardstock face down on the inked Impression Plate and ran it through my die cut machine which formed a fun, soft, starry effect.
I used the Edgers #4 die to created decorative edges on the Kraft, Aqua Mist, and Vintage Cream cardstock. The Vintage Cream strip was stamped using the Background Basics: Text Style II stamp set. Lastly was the sentiment stamped in Classic Kraft and a center embellishment consisting of the new Happiness In Bloom Leaves die collection and the Buttoned Up #1 die collections, Vintage Cream felt, and Sweet Blush Polka Dot paper.
Lastly, I used the paper-piecing technique on my final card...so much fun combining different patterns and colors to create a certain feel. This is a great technique to help you use up leftover bits of paper.
My paper-pieced images are adhered on to Vintage Cream cardstock cut using the Limitless Layers: 3 1/2" Oval die collection, which is then adhered to Kraft cardstock cut using the Layerz Mat Stack 5 die and stamped using the Stitched Alphabet stamp set. The Vintage Cream felt clouds were cut using the Heart-2-Heart #6 die collection.
I love this darling stamp set and each of the sets in the series...perfect for having on hand and creating extra special cards for many different occasions.