Thursday, June 4, 2015

It Takes a Village...

Hey everyone!  I have been excited to share this card with you.  I love house/building dies and stamps.  So you can imagine how excited I was when Frantic Stamper released a whole series of dies (and a stamp set to coordinate) that are houses, buildings, businesses, landscape items, dies for the sky, etc!  

Jen Carter City Welcome Home

This is the first card that I put together using these products.  One of the things that I really like about these dies is that you can go with just a silhouette type look where you choose not to add any details or you can paper piece to your heart's desire (like I did with the church and minimally with the other buildings). 

Jen Carter City Welcome Home Closeup hills

 I wasn't sure when I started how many buildings I'd use in the scene, so I first cut my hills using the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die set and placed it on my cardfront where I wanted them to be.  

*Tip:  I only put adhesive on the bottom part of each hill so that I could tuck in the buildings where I wanted. This allowed me to move them around without "committing" myself to a placement until the very end.

The buildings I used for this card are the Village Candy Shoppe, Church, Firehouse & Book Shoppe

Jen Carter City Welcome Home Closeup

Here you can see how I have a little dimension on the buildings.  Don't you just love that teeny tiny bike (from the Village Wheels set), airplane (from the Village Sky set) and that little lamp post (from the Village Park & Traffic set)!?  To create the clouds, I inked up the back of the cloud stamp with white pigment ink from the coordinating On the Village Road stamp set,  stamped it on my card front, then used a white eraser to even out the ink and make it look more fluffy.  Then, I cleaned the stamp, turned the stamp over to the "intended" side, and stamped the details on top.  It really softened the clouds & added some dimension to them.

Another thing to notice is that on the yellow building, the Candy Shoppe, you can lift up that little rectangle piece at the top and make it 3D.  I chose not to do that on this card but I will use that fun detail on other cards and projects!

There are SO many fun dies in this set, many of which I was not able to fit on this card!  I hope you'll check out the Village dies & stamp set from Frantic Stamper!

 Village Candy Shoppe, FirehouseChurch

Village Park & Traffic and Village Sky

Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die and  Village dies & stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Jen, I love this card! I've been wanting to do a village scene also with the new dies but there's no way mine can even compare to your' is just awesome! The colors are great and the placement of everything, from the tiny lamppost to the bike, is perfect. Well done Jen!

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