The Hills of Tuscany are Calling My Inks and Card Stock

The Hills of Tuscany are calling my inks and and card stock as the stamp set sits right in front of me. This style of stamps always grabs my attention and imagination. I want to share it with you so you can see just how much fun it is to build a scene with such seemingly random shapes.

Hills of Tuscany Stamp Set, 2024
Hills of Tuscany Stamp Set, Jan-Apr 2024 Mini Catalog, p. 20, $24, 162682
Hills of Tuscany stamp set

The Basics:

  • Card base (Copper Clay): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Next Layer (Old Olive): 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Die Cut Layer (Fresh as a Daisy DSP): 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Stamping Layer (Very Vanilla): 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″

How To:

  • After cutting your layers, use the ‘arch’ die from the Garden Meadow Dies to cut the image from the Designer Series Paper.
  • Lay that die cut piece over the Very Vanilla card stock and very lightly trace the arch with a pencil.
Lay arch on Very Vanilla card stock and trace.
Pencil traced arch
  • Stamp your images starting with the Balmy Blue sky (stamped off on a piece of scrap paper two times to remove some of the ink); then stamp the hills at the bottom of the page using Mossy Meadow ink. Next stamp the house using Crumb Cake ink followed by the roof using Copper Clay ink. Finally add the three sets of trees using Old Olive ink and the ‘pebbles’ using Copper Clay ink. Don’t forget the sun, stamped with Crushed Curry and three birds using Pebbled Path ink.
  • Gently erase the pencil lines from the Very Vanilla card stock layer.
Stamped Tuscany scene--gently erase pencil lines.
Stamped Tuscany scene–gently erase the pencil lines.

Putting the Pieces Together:

  • Attach the arch to the stamped Very Vanilla layer using Dimensionals. Be sure none of the Very Vanilla card stock shows beyond the arch layer.
  • Attach these layers to the Old Olive card stock and then attach them all to the Copper Clay card base.
  • Insert another piece of Very Vanilla card stock (5-1/4″ x 4″) to the inside of the card.
Slightly different stamping of the images.

I stamped these two card slightly different one from the other. Which do you prefer? Higher or lower sun? Higher or lower hills? Larger or smaller greeting layer? I think that no matter where you place your images it will come out looking pretty good at the end.


I hope you try this type of stamping–I don’t know what it’s called but I know I like it a lot.

Thank you so much for popping in today. Please leave a comment below if you’re looking for a specific project or technique…..or if you’ve tried a variation of today’s card. And don’t forget to make a card and then make someone’s day by sending it to them.

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