I started by cutting out the house shapes with Tim Holtz's Artful Dwellings die. I used the Big Shot and cut the shapes out of both chipboard and patterned paper.
I glued the patterned paper to the chipboard, then I needed a "blank space" on top of the patterned paper to be able to stamp on. So I smudged on some white Gesso to cover up sections of the patterned paper.
When the Gesso dried, I stamped on some circles and black text (SSS Scribble flowers stamp set and Avery Elle's Write It stamps) using Ranger Jet Black Archival ink. I also smudged on some color using Distress Inks on sponges.
I outlined the houses with a black Sharpie to give them some definition. Last but not least, I cut a small horizontal notch in the side of each house so I could wrap embroidery floss around it and tuck the end into the notch to keep it secure. I also stamped and cut out numbers (SSS Game Tiles stamp set), which I added to the houses. The numbers correspond to the embroidery floss number. I also glued on little pieces of accent fabric to each house for a final touch.
I enjoyed this project and love the sturdiness of the chipboard. Altful Dwellings has been a favorite die of mine for quite awhile and I'm always looking to incorporate houses when I can!
Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
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