Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Introducing Petite Places

Welcome to DAY SIX of Papertrey Ink's 8th Anniversary release countdown! Today, we are pleased to introduce a new series, Petite Places, by Betsy Veldman. That's right -- more adorable miniature buildings and scene-building accessories to join the wildly popular Tinsel & Tags stamps and dies. First up is a sweet church building, some darling pop-up trees, and lots of circular scene builder dies for use both inside domes and out.

My first project is a dome that I created as a baptism gift topper. I just love these miniatures, and the church is perfect for Easter, weddings, and baptisms. I've wrapped a small Bible in some of the new vellum, then placed the dome on top.

I stamped the baptism sentiment and punched it into a simple oval before tying it onto the dome.

The church is die-cut from Soft Stone, then stamped in Soft Stone with the coordinating images. The windows, die-cut from white card stock, are an additional layer. I cut the base out of Spring Moss card stock using the Basic Backer Die. After die-cutting the Petite Places: Pop-Up Trees, I colored them with a slightly darker green Copic marker. The grassy flakes are a Terra Textures Spring Green Natural Flakes. Some flower sequins add fun pops of color and help give the whole scene that springtime feel. You'll need a second backer or some other bottom layer, since the pop-up trees leave holes in the backer. In addition, I cut another Basic Backer out of Aqua Mist card stock, then cut out the center using a Spellbinders circle die, leaving just a thin frame around the perimeter of the backer. The whole dome rests on a Kaisercraft crochet doily from my stash. It fit perfectly!

Here's a look at the back side of the church, as well as a good look at the pop-up trees. Love that circular window on the back wall of the church! (And yes, there's "grass" in the windows -- I accidentally dropped the dome and the flakes went everywhere! I think next time I'll try rubbing the inside of the dome, and even the card stock elements, with some kind of anti-static cloth. That might help keep the stray flakes at bay a bit. Or, I could just not drop it!)

I cut a second roof piece, stamped it in the stone/brick pattern (which you can just barely make out on the church roof), and hand-cut a curvy stone sidewalk leading up to the door.

Are you as enamored with this little church as I am?

My next project is a card featuring just the church front, as well as the circular scene-builder dies. This little scene would work well under a dome, too.

Here, I've watercolored the scene elements. I love the painterly look!

My layers, back to front: In the very back is a Basic Backer piece watercolored in light blues for the sky. Next are sun rays from Scene It: Skyscapes. The Scene It: Everyday die set includes two tree dies, one for each side, as well as an extra rolling hill. I've used only one tree to let more of those gorgeous sun rays show. I love that extra small hill in the very front, too -- a perfect place to stamp one of the beautiful sentiments.

Just like the dome above, I cut a second (white) backer into a narrow frame to give the layered scene a nice finished look.

Behind the scene is a layer of Spring Moss card stock stopped with a layer of the large polka dot vellum that was introduced yesterday. I will be stocking up on LOTS of this vellum. The patterns are perfect!

Be sure to visit the DT blogs for lots more inspiration. Nichole has all the product details as well as today's contest info. Good luck!

Dome Gift Topper Supplies:
Stamps: Petite Places: Church
Dies: Petite Places: Church; Petite Places: Pop-Up Trees; Scene It: Basic Backer, 
Spellbinders circle die
Paper: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Soft Stone, and Stamper's Select White card stock
Ink: Soft Stone, True Black
Other: dome, Terra Textures Spring Green Natural Flakes, flower sequins, 
oval punch, white thread, Harvest Gold satin ribbon, Sheer Basics Vellum
Kaiser craft white crochet doily

Easter Scene Card Supplies:
Stamps: Petite Places: Church
Dies: Petite Places: Church; Scene It: Everyday; Scene It: Skyscapes; Scene It: Basic Backer Die
Spellbinders circle die
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss, and Soft Stone card stock;
140-pound watercolor paper
Ink: Soft Stone, True Black
Other: Sheer Basics Vellum, white thread, Aqua Mist satin ribbon, 
paper flower (unknown), Kuretake  Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, 
dimensional dots


Holly Saveur said...

So sweet and gorgeous!

Vladuška said...

Wow, wow, I love these.

Mihaela said...

Beautiful work!!!

Cindy H. said...

What a great idea for a baptism and along with a special keepsake. This is so adorable! Love the Easter card - so pretty!

Diana K said...

So yummy! Fabulous projects.

Birgit said...

So sweet! Love all these tiny creations!

Oliwiaen said...

The Baptism dome is spectacular - what a clever idea to use dies! Lovely Easter card too :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

You did it girl! I am speechless! I love both to bits and pieces... that little church is just the most precious, and the 3D scene you created is amazing Amy. The card is so pretty... love the layers and the coloring. I keep going back to look at all the little details.

Julia Aston said...

I am in LOVE! beautiful samples using all these wonderful new supplies Amy!

KAREN said...

I love both projects but especially love your Easter card. Your use of watercolor paper is so inspiring! I have already checked and yes, I do have 140# paper in my stash! Yay!

Kay Miller said...

I knew you would do amazing things with PTI! These are just stunning Amy!

Bonnie said...

Oh Amy this is fabulous! What a wonderfully thoughtful gift this would be-You have sold me!

El Palacio de Martín said...

Que bonito todo, es un trabajo fantastico!!!
Un besazo!!!

Jennifer K said...

Simply adorable! There are just no other words. :)

Colleen said...

Stunning projects!

Anonymous said...

Great job Amy!!

Sandy M said...

Don't know which I like. Both are adorable.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are gorgeous!

Queen Mary said...

Stunning Amy! I love your Baptism globe! It's so lovely! And just imagine how much fun we'll have with this at Christmas time!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy just as I expected you have done an amazing job with these products. So much inspiration, I wanna be able to design just like you my friend. ;)

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

OML!!!!!!! You just took my breath away with these two creations! I am in soooo much trouble!!!!
I will just take a deep breath and buy away!!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

María Alba

BeverlyBL said...

What a sweet scene and I love your Easter card. Pretty colors for both. Like your little sequin flowers.

Sue said...

I think the new church die will be a wonderful addition to any Easter cloche. Beautiful card displaying vibrant color!

Kathy Mc said...

What a beautiful Baptismal gift with your domed scene. Love your card also. Looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations, Amy!

Unknown said...

Nicely done! Both the ornament and the card are so beautiful!

Helen L said...

Love your sweet little church scene, and the card is just lovely too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fantastic designs, Amy!

Lynne said...

Amy - Both of your projects are awesome. Love all of the details.