Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Button, so good to be back up on the blog again. I recently got a few purchases through the post when they were on sale, and I knew I would fall in love the 'From Paris With Love' stamp set. There are some fantastic designs in the set that go well together but can also be used on their own to create wonderful cards. I fell in love with the Tall block building and wanted to use this a focal point on a card. From this, a trio of houses and cards came to mind. So read on and find out how you can create these too!
We've Moved card details:
For the first card, I stamped 3 of the buildings onto smooth watercolour card stock. I then used some Daniel Smith watercolours to colour in the buildings. I'm not a colouring expert, however, I will tell you how I coloured them in case you are wondering. I decided my light source was going to come from the top left of the card and therefore the bottom right would be the darkest area. I added a very light basic layer over the whole building before building the colour up from the bottom right. I added a little shading to the right and bottom sides of each window to match the shading of the building.
Once the buildings were dry, I fussy cut these out and foam mounted on to a navy card panel. I heat embossed the decorative line form the stamp set above and below the buildings with clear embossing ink and Alabaster embossing powder. The sentiment from the True Love - Luggage stamp set was embossed and foam mounted on top of the buildings. I added a few Nuvo drops for embellishment and the panel was foram mounted onto a white card base.
I wanted my cards to tie together, so I heat embossed 3 buildings on to matching envy card stock. Again I used alabaster embossing powder. These were foam mounted onto the white card panel, and I stamped the scroll and sentiment in Navy in. Lastly, this was foam mounted on a card base and again, Nuvo drops were added as embellishments.
This card started out in the same manner as the first by using watercolours to colour the buildings in. I followed the same shading principles as before with the light source. Before foam mounting the buildings, I added colour corresponding paint splatter to the background with the same watercolours. I kept the rest of the card simple as I loved the colours of the buildings against the white.
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Till next week,