I just got the new Village Brownstone by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. It’s a very nice die that makes it easy to make a little building. It certainly adds to Village Dwelling series and makes me look forward to the future variations.
I decided for my first one I would make a rather traditional Putz house – a Christmas Church. Making the steeple and tower is the hardest part. The building structure itself is a breeze to make. The windows are lovely. My only comment about the windows and doors is that they make it harder to modify the building, not impossible, but a little bit harder.
I decided to use Snowtex on the roof because my seams for the steeple tower didn’t look good. I didn’t paint them well enough before I added glitter so they looked kind of grey. I added the flowers around the base to give a little more color but also to try to cover up some gaps for where the light goes underneath. You can see a bit of a gap in the photo above. The house is kind of narrow so the standard LED light just barely fits. I can do better camouflaging it in a later version. This was just a test version because I was so anxious to use it. Oh, and the roof shingle die is absolutely fabulous. It is so nice not to have to hand cut the shingles which is what I’ve done on many other houses.
So have fun with the Tim Holtz Village Brownstone. You will think of MANY ways to use this die.
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