Scene Building With Dies and Ink

I really admire the scene builders out there.  It's really not my strong suit, probably because I'm not a huge fan of masking all the things while I'm stamping.  However, a while back I watched a Laura Bassen video and I found a technique that totally works for me and I've been building like crazy ever since.  

My love for ink blending runs deep, and I love me some inky backgrounds.  I also enjoy layering dies to build elements, so when I saw her Sending Love video I knew I'd found the scene building technique for me.  I've built several scenes using this inspiration and these houses are the lastest of my creations.


I used my Distress Oxides to create all of the skies for these cards.  They really blend the best for creating seamless skylines, especially for winter sunsets.  The oxide finish adds to the mood of the card.
 

The two larger houses have Nuvo Glaze in the windows, which is hard to photograph but adds so much depth and interest in real life.  The card below also has Nuvo Glitter Drops as well.

I have used some products that are no longer available, but there are a number of other house and building dies available both at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com.  There are also a variety of hills and trees to create the perfect scene.  

Market Place:  Available at Smiling Moose, Delta Junction, AK

Inspiration:  Laura Bassen Sending Love Card

Technique:  Ink Blending, Die Cutting

Retired Supplies:  Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Stamp Set, Technique Tuesday Happy Home Die Set, X-Cut Tiny House Die, My Favorite Things, Trim the Tree Stamp Set

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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED SLOPES AND HILLS Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED SLOPES AND HILLS Wafer Dies
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Abandoned Coral
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Abandoned Coral
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Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Wild Honey
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Wild Honey
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW
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Tonic PALE GOLD Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic PALE GOLD Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo
Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo
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Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter Drops
Tonic WHITE BLIZZARD Nuvo Glitter Drops
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
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Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS
Simon Says Clear Stamps ORNATE ORNAMENTS
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Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS
Simon Says Clear Stamps TINY WORDS CHRISTMAS
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
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Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
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We R Memory Keepers - Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool
We R Memory Keepers - Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Tool
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce
Ranger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce
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