Monday, June 15, 2015

It Takes a Village (Jen Carter)


Jen Carter City Welcome Home


It Takes a Village
by Jen Carter


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!  

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 card front 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, and 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 andOn the Village Road clear stamp set from Frantic Stamper!

Thanks for stopping by today!


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.
 
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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Great card and use of the dies....love it! Jan D., FL

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