Holy moly PTI peeps...are we going to knock your socks off today with City Scene, City Scene Sentiments, and City Scene Christmas Sentiment stamp sets and dies. This is the stuff of stamper's dreams. Nichole did an amazing job. They are so wonderfully designed and executed, that I am not going to take any credit for the projects I'm going to show you below. I feel like they stamped themselves. When you have such wonderful things to work with, amazing projects just happen.
Let me show you...
I'm skipping ahead and showing you my City Sene card with the City Scene Christmas Sentiments first. I had so much fun stamping all those buildings. I'm a sucker for multi step stamps.
I mounted everything on an Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot background. I wanted the look of the a snow scene, without having to stamp snow all over, thus the choice. My buildings are rising up from two slopes of glittering snow (In the Meadow dies). In looking for a bit of inspiration, I found more than one piece of graphic art that had city scenes angling outward from a central point. Almost to emphasize how big and sprawling they can be. I mimicked this look by having everything angled out from the center of the card.
A few trees are stamped in Pinefeather and brought down on the slopes to extend the scene into the whole card and embellish the banner.
I stamped "sidewalks dressed in holiday style" from City Scene Christmas Sentiments on Bountiful Banners stamps and die. The word "city", although included in the stamp set, I decided to die cut out of the Modern Alphabet Upper die set for a bit of extra weight and presence.
Next up, we have a little Oh! La! La! with this Paris scene. How fun is this sentiment from City Scene Sentiments? Just so cheery and encouraging.
Color-wise, I went classic Paris with soft pink and black, but with a PTI twist. My Eiffel Tower is framed in the ornate frame from Simply Jane to further the fancy French style.
The dies in this set are simply AMAZING. You can use them as is and have your scenes built for you or you can trim and combine for a whole new look. I cut the base of the French street out of Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, and Soft Stone Simple Stripe and with a snip here and a dab of glue there, combined them into something custom. True Black ribbon flags embellish the bottom.
City Scene and all its accouterments, as well as all the other October Papertrey Ink products, can be purchased at www.papertreyink.com on October 15th at 10 PM EST. Decisions, decisions. I'd have a hard time narrowing it down myself.
I'm sure you are as blown away by City Scene as I am. So. Many. Ideas. And if you need more, all you have to do is click on over to see what they other girls have been up to.
Stamps: City Scene, City Scene Christmas Sentiments
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening
Dies: City Scene, Beautiful Banners, In the Meadow, Upper Modern Alphabet
Stamps: City Scene, City Scene Sentiments, Simply Jane
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Soft Blush, Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: Soft Blush Polka Dot, Soft Stone Simple Stripe
Ink: True Black
Dies: City Scene, Simply Jane
True Black Ribbon