Over the Rooftops

Over the Rooftops

Morning all!

I'm back today with more festive projects from this year's Christmas release from Concord & 9th.

Today, the spotlight is firmly on the Over the Rooftops die set and coordinating stamps.

I don't know about you, but I am definitely a sucker for tiny houses that can make sweet little wintry scenes.

Last year, I spent many an evening cutting and assembling all the pieces I needed to make 20 cards with the Home for the Holidays Stacks dies and Card Stacks Base.

As someone who isn't usually a fan of assembly line card production, it has taken me a good while to recover from that project!

However, I was definitely ready to snap up the wonderful Over the Rooftops set, which can actually coordinate with the Home for the Holidays and Card Stacks dies.

Home for the Holidays was all about dimensional cards, while the Over the Rooftops set features an interactive element – the sky can be rotated to reveal another sentiment or go from day to night.

For my first outing with this set, I kept things simple. (I was still having some flashbacks to this time last year...)

With detailed die sets like this, I like to get a feel for the products by using inspiration from the manufacturer as a starting point.

Once that first card is made, I use it as a template and I can then quickly determine how many of each element I'll need to cut out methodically.

Let's just say, there were a lot of elements!

As you can see, I used neutral greys for my card base so that all those colours could pop. A stitched or fancy edge around that background panel adds a nice detail that brings the design together.

The sky elements were all cut with the insert that cuts snow into the disc. I had intended to just let white cardstock peek through the holes, but in the end I filled the holes with white Nuvo drops for extra pop.

Once the road and hill were assembled, it was time to put all those small elements together.

I used a few different colour combos.

This is definitely a set that can make use of all those colourful cardstock scraps, many of which were from the Concord & 9th cardstock sampler pack.

All the elements except for the lamp post are from the Over the Rooftops set – the lamp post is from Home for the Holidays.

Once I'd finished assembling everything (including the stamped coordinating sentiment at the top), I went in with the wintry details, aka white puffy paint and Stickles. Where would we be this time of the year without Stickles?

Those little finishing details really bring the cards to life. Sadly, the photos taken in wintry light conditions don't do them justice.

But I'm so pleased with how these turned out, and I think next time I reach for this set, I will be giving it the Stacks treatment!

Until next time, happy crafting!

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