Paper Crafts Crew 274 – From the Rooftops

Paper Crafts Crew 274 – From the Rooftops

Welcome back to the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge.


I decided to turn this sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise so that I could use a set I just got from Simon Says Stamp, From the Rooftops. It worked PERFECTLY. Lookie:

From the Rooftops from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

STINKIN’ CUTE! I have to confess. The airplane stamp and the flight path stamp are not in From the Rooftops. But when I got done, before I added those, it just SCREAMED for an airplane. So I dug out a retired Stampin’ Up! Project Life set called Let’s Get Away, and that’s where those two stamps came from. I really think a companion set with a helicopter, a plane or two (maybe one that sky writes), a flock of birds, an alien spaceship, and a hot air balloon would be a great idea!

From the Rooftops from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

I stamped the buildings using Versafine Onyx and made sure to heat set it. I colored in the windows with Signo white gel pen, which acted as masking fluid, and then carefully masked off each of the buildings and used blending tools to color each in with Distress inks. Afterwards, I erased the gel pen. I then sprinkled water lightly over the top to create the little droplets. I also stamped and colored in the speech balloon the same way. Then I cut both of these elements out with my Brother ScanNCut 2. Originally, I had thought I was going to pop the buildings up, but I changed my mind. I could have stamped them directly on the background piece, but you know what? I probably would have messed up the background anyway with all the different inks I was using.

From the Rooftops from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

I made the background with more Distress inks using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil from My Favorite Things.

From the Rooftops from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink

I added some Sakura Stardust pen to the windows to create a glittering effect. I popped the speech balloon over the top of the balloons and stamped the plane and its flight path, the last with Distress ink. It’s such a happy card!


You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC,, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!

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