Windy City

ChristyUncategorized5 Comments

For this week’s Hambo project I used the Skyline stamp. I love this stamp, because the entire thing is seven and a half inches long. That makes it great for larger projects, like scrapbook layouts and 6×6 cards. And of course, you can always cut the image down to fit on a standard card, which is what I did.

The D’Vine Swirls embossing folder from Cuttlebug makes a great backdrop, doesn’t it? It makes me think of gusts of wind, much like the ones beating on my windows this afternoon. I embossed a sheet of white cardstock, and inked it with Distress Inks (I want to say Broken China and Chipped Sapphire–I should have taken better notes). Inking on dry embossed paper always creates a great effect, and seriously cuts down on the number of colored and patterned papers you need to buy.

I decided to color the scene at sunset, because to me that’s the most beautiful time of day. I won’t say that blending orange into blue is easy, but with Copics it’s certainly possible. And the results sure are pretty.

I’m entering this baby in Try It On Tuesday’s The Sky’s The Limit Challenge.

Card recipe:
Cardstock: Sizzix Little Sizzles Brights; Staples white Cardstock; Xpressit Blending Card
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug D’Vine Swirls
Stamp: Hambo Skyline (0433)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, possibly Broken China too. 
Copics: C5, 7; Y11, 15; B41, 45; Y35, 38; YR 31; BV0000
Other Supplies: Blending Tool and Foam, Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Martha Steward Scoring Board,

5 Comments on “Windy City”

  1. Sarah

    I love how you blended the orange and blue. It looks as if the setting sun is shining thru the buildings. Beautiful!

  2. Cazro

    The coloured embossing to the swirls gives a sense of movement and helps to extend the sky. A lovely stamp on a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in at TIOT. Caz.

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