New Challenge! Day 1 of HA/PTI Stamp Challenge with Maile Belles


Welcome to yet another same stamp challenge. This time I asked Maile Belles. I don’t know Maile well, but have admired her work for some time now. She has a simple and classy look that is so stunning – simple and classy is hard to achieve! But she does it every time. So, I asked her if she wanted to do a fun challenge with me. And, to top it off, she is as sweet as can be.

Since Maile is on the Papertrey Ink design team, we are going to do a double-same-stamp-challenge – one being Hero Arts and one being Papertrey Ink. I love combining my favorite stamp companies like this.

So, Day 1 of our HA/PTI Stamp Challenge combines the Hero Arts Village background with the Papertrey Ink Boards and Beams set

  Maile 1
And here is my take on these two stamps. I think I was nervous coming up with something that will even come close to comparing to Maile’s! But I tried. I used white ink on the craft background for a subtle look. The house is colored with Copics and I used Glossy Accents to make the windows shine. The little dots on the tree were made with White Enamel and then colored with pink Copics once they dried. Oh, and I created the little shrub by cutting some from the tree. Did the greeting on the computer – wanted it to be perfect for a friend who just visited…

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See below for the supplies.

Oh, and for the record – I LOVE the name Maile. If I ever have a girl, that is at the top of the list. :)

Now go and visit Maile HERE. I am sure your socks will be knocked off.




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  1. Love the blending of these 2 stamp sets!

  2. beautiful card and I really like how you colored the roof and added the flower dots on the tree and bush

  3. This card is soooo cute! Seems like you picked a great pair of stamps! The white on kraft is really stunning. Clever gardening on the shrub ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sandra

    wonderful Jennifer!

  5. Utterly amazing! I do SO LOVE this card – lovely lovely lovely – fantastic coloring and using the HA stamp on the kraft was perfect!

  6. Wow! Love the green on that house, super cute card, love it!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the coloring of the house.

  8. Marie

    What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!

  9. YAY!! so happy that you teamed up with Maile, i adore her style!! =) i am loving what you both did with these stamps! so fun and inspiring! really like the village background in yours and the enamel fruits are fab! will have to get them! so looking forward to what you come up with next!! =)

  10. Karen from Ontario

    just lovely…I am loving these challenges….

  11. I love your card… I love the vintage feel of the Village background stamp!!! Maile’s card is gorgeous also!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  12. Linda D

    Nice card! Love that background, it’s so subtle! Maile’s is beautiful too and your right it is “simple, classy and stunning”, I love those circles! Great cards from the both of you!

  13. What a nice card ! Should be nice also for announcing a new address :-)

  14. Karen Duncan

    What a great card. I loved how you colored and popped the house in the front.

  15. Gorgeous take on these stamp sets together!! Love the kraft background and your colour mix!

  16. Wow wonderful card, Jennifer! I love your design and the way you combined the two stamps! Beautiful colouring and the glossy windows look brilliant!

  17. Love this card! Great white stamped background!

  18. Green is my favorite color so of course I love your card!


    WOW, the background really makes the house pop. It also, to me, gives the feel of “your home” not just any house, but that special one.

  20. Yay! I love these challenges you are doing and i love that you are showing how to combine stamps from two different companies. Cute card!

  21. Oh my God! Love this stamp! Great Card!!!

  22. Marie

    Love this card – so unique!!! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Tracey McNeely

    Fabulous card design Jennifer, it looks just like a house in the neighbourhood!

  24. Terri

    Hi Jennifer,
    Love the cards, Love all the things you post!

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
    Thanks too for supporting Breast Cancer Research! I am a survivor!


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