Saturday Showcase – Stamperia Pink Christmas

Happy Halloween!  How about a Saturday Showcase featuring the beautiful Stamperia Pink Christmas paper?   

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I am a fussy cut person. I like cutting out the details with my detail scissors and using them on my art.  The Stamperia papers have a variety of beautiful images with various shades of pink. 

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I will usually cut out a variety of the images and set them aside to use as needed with the beautiful patterns used in the background to highlight the focal pieces.  In this project I was using remnants from my second project.  

I actually needed lots of paper for my village so I strategically left focal images I wanted separate and started by curating my village and cutting out the village pieces first.  Then I looked for a piece big enough to create my arch.

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I die cut the arch from a thin piece of cardboard and cut it out from the lovely rose background. I then glued the two pieces together and added a touch of white paint to help soften the edges. 

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To create a soft background I stamped the lovely tapestry using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 

I then sponged Spun Sugar distress oxide ink over the background and edge of the card base.

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The next step was to pick and choose which images that I had cut out to use on the arch and where to place them.

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With the roses I added more leafy branches behind it as well as using a foam square to add depth.  I also used the pretty metal embellishments to add another texture and shiny bit to the card.  I also added a splattering of white paint to the images to give a softer effect. 

Now onto the village that started me using the lovely Pink Christmas papers. 

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The village was inspired by the current challenge «Home is Where the Heart is«.  as I was thinking of my family and everyone being home for the holidays. 

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I started by cutting out a variety of the houses and purposely using the lovely edges of the paper to give me a visual framing of the houses as well as placing the doors and windows on the houses.  

I had so much fun choosing what windows and doors I wanted on my different buildings.

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 After cutting out the pieces I used thin tape to tape along the folded edges.

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I then took the front and backs and attached them together.  Then you take the roof and place it on. I found tipping it upside down and pushing along the edges helped getting the roof on securely.

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Since my little village was going to be used at the holiday dinner table with place cards I wanted to have bases to hold my housed.  I cut a variety of cardboard bases and covered them with pretty leftover pieces of the paper.  I sponged the edges with a soft distress ink. I also did this with my houses before I assembled them.

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Once I assembled the houses I flipped the houses over before I put them on their bases and used a sharp needle to create a hole in the top for my card holder.  I used hot glue on the inside of the house to hold the metal piece in place.  (It took about a minute for the glue to harden and you have to hold it in place until it does. 🙂

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After that I created some little cards to place in the holder using paper bits and the Christmas Remnant Rub Ons. 

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My village is all ready for when the family comes home for the holidays!  The village was inspired by the current challenge «Home is Where the Heart is«.  You still have plenty of time to join in on the challenge as it runs until November 10th!

Suzz

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