Monday, April 25, 2016

Cityscape Card with Nathalie Kalbach & Stampendous


Hello! Who's ready for some fun with Nathalie Kalbach this week? I know I am! Nathalie is an amazing artist who just so happens to have a stamp line with Stampendous. She recently came out with 3 rad sets that not only contain stamps, but a great stencil too. And they just so happen to be the prizes for this week. Take a look....

Wait until you see what these babies can do! You're going to want all 3, and you have the chance to win them all. Just head over to the Stampendous Blog for all of the details. This contest is open to everyone, so be sure to go for it!


I used Urban Scribble for my card. Truth be told, I used it in it's simplest way. Not a crazy amount of layers, no extra doodles.... It was my first time experimenting with these sets, so I wanted to just see what they can do. Needless to say, I now want to draw, scribble, and layer the heck out of them!



I used chalk inks from Color Box, making the most solid layer the lightest color, and working up to the darkest color with the most detailed stamp. I tried it the other way, and that just didn't look so good. I also used the fabulous stencil that comes in the Urban Scribble set (I'll be using this stencil all the time, I am sure!) for the sky. I topped it off with the Not All Wander stamp.


My card base was done with an embossed mini dot cardstock from My Colors. I liked how the texture went with the stenciled background. I also added a wee bit of glitter to a few of the windows. This was a fast card to make, though it looks like it may have taken some time. Nathalie's set made it very easy. HERE is a link to Nathalie's video on her awesome stamps. Check it out. And below is the list of blogs you can visit today. And by the way, I just added all of my social media links to the right side of my blog, near the top. Come and follow me on these various platforms to see what else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

45 comments:

Julie Curtis said...

Very cool.I'm glad you didn't add a lot to the image so I could see it and the potential it has. awesome stamp!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful city that looks like a watercolored picture!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful card. Looks like there's a lot you can do with this set.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I love what you did with the stampset Alison!!! so fun that you used all three stamp surfaces for the cityscape and in different colors- this gives such a depth and dimension. Thank you for hoping along <3 - Nat

Pam B said...

Awesome card!!!!

Greta said...

I really love the look of your card & that stencil is fabulous in the background!

Judy said...

Fun card. I kind of like the "sketchy" look of this stamp. I really like that stencil. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love all the detail!

cghundley said...

How cool this looks!
Love how you did the
solid colors with it.
Carla from Utah

Christine Kiehl said...

NICELY done!!! What a cool set of stamps and you surely had fun with them!! Thank you for sharing with us on this hop!

Mary Holshouser said...

I have to agree that the first stamping
is the best.
The second looks a little out-of-kilter.
it's a fun design and the colors work great.
thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

I forgot to tell you that I live in Illinois.
Hope the previous post can be connected.
thanks.

Stampendous said...

Wonderful colors on your cityscape and such a great sentiment for a walk in the city. Thank you for sharing today!

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

So far I only have the elephant set, but love playing with it!

karenajo said...

Amazing stamp and stencil sets - love your scene !!! from Colorado

Elaine said...

Very nice and unique looking card design.

Elaine said...

Very fine card.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is awesome!I love the colors that you used. I like this the exact way you did it.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love it. Such a fun card. TFS

Karen Petitt said...

Such fabulous new products and I love your card! I also wanted to say thanks for the heads up with the blog hop being open for everyone, international too, yay! Your card is gorgeous and I know you are going to have a lot of fun creating with these new products and I look forward to seeing more. Thanks for the blog hop and for sharing your art with us too Karen x

barbara macaskill said...

All three of these sets look Foamtastic and I am surprising myself by saying that I think Urban Scribble is my favorite! I love what you have done with it and can't wait to try these out for myself!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

barbara macaskill said...

Forgot to add that I am from Williamstown, VT USA and love Natalie's stamps and stencils!!

Late Blooming said...

I do like this stamp of a city . Your take on it is very creative.

NanW said...

Very nice. I love the possibilities of this stamp set.

NicoleN said...

Such a nice card. I like simplicity of the scene & colors used.

NicoleN said...

Adding to my comment that I'm from Southington, Connecticut.

Tami said...

I'm not quite sure I understand how this set works but looks great!!!

Jackie P Neal said...

Alison, great use of the city scape- love your colors!

Jean said...

So very creative! I love how you did this!

Alison said...

Hi Tami! Thanks for your comment. There's a single sided cling stamp, plus a reversible foam stamp. Plus, there's a background stencil. That's how I got 3 cityscapes plus the tiny square background. Hope that helps!

Alison said...

Hi Tami! Thanks for your comment. There's a single sided cling stamp, plus a reversible foam stamp. Plus, there's a background stencil. That's how I got 3 cityscapes plus the tiny square background. Hope that helps!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful card!
Lilian (Maryland, USA)
The Leaf Studio

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

yvonne Mathie said...

I really like the composition and colours of your card!

Arty Beginnings said...

WOw, these stamps look very versatile to use, lots of ideas going around in my head!Rachel

Joela Pascoe said...

Very nice

Joela Pascoe said...

Nice layer

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the layers of color and stamping! Great card!

Jade Sutton said...

I love the laters on your card. Your card is beautiful!

Sarah P. said...

This is a great use of the layering technique. Nice.

Ina Good said...

way cool the cityscapes you created

Ina Good said...

fine card!

Kate B said...

Very nice! I like how you layered and staggered them!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Alison!!!
LOVE your layers, textures and colours!!!
WOW - this set looks EXCITING to experiment with :)

TracyM #6773 said...

oops - I forgot to include where I'm from with my comment
TracyM #6773 is Tracy from Australia