Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sunny Birthday Wishes


Hello again as I continue my guest spot in another challenge for Seize the Birthday! For the new Make a Sunset Scene topping I came up with this cityscape card. Check out this particular challenge because ideas and techniques for sunset cards often vary and are always really cool!







I used my Hero Arts city buildings stamp to start my scene by stamping it with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink on the front of a white A2 card base. I opened the card and masked off the front panel from the back so I could ink blend and only have the sunset on the back half. I used Ranger Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I'm not great at ink blending but I hope you get the idea of the early evening sky. Next I fussy cut the card front from above the city. I made my sentiments on my computer and cut them out with Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners Framelits. I grabbed some baker's twine to make the rope that pulls the signage behind a plane and glued it down before popping up the top sentiment next to it. I had to put the second half of the sentiment low so it wouldn't show when the card is closed. I figure you can write a message on the back of the card! Last, I added a panel of black cardstock behind the card to frame it and make the whole card pop a lot more than without it.

Hope you are inspired by all the sunset ideas and join us!

-Carol

20 comments:

Colleen said...

Wow! Awesome ink blending Carol! thank you for another fabulous inspiration card. So clever to cut the cityscape and make it an interesting folded card! I love the design! Thank you once again for being a fabulous guest designer!

Lindsey said...

This is so clever! I love the fold-out sky. And as Colleen says, gorgeous ink blending for your sunset.

Barbara said...

Awesome how this card opens and I love the way that you attached the sentiment. So Cool against that city sunset. Very mailable card and unique too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty inked background. I like the way the tag looks like a plane is pulling it :)

Carol said...

Thank you Colleen!

Carol said...

Thank you Lindsey!

Carol said...

Thanks Barbara!

Carol said...

Thank you Vicki!!

Nancy said...

I could repeat my DT comments or I could just say I agree with everyone! LOL. Awesome card!

JulieP said...

I love your creativeness and your beautiful sky! Perfect.

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh, wow!! Initially I just thought 'that's a cool color scheme for sunset' but then the card design is so cool too!! I love how the card opens up! Thank you so much for this great inspiration!!

shirley-bee said...

Such a clever card, Carol! I love how you’ve cut away the front.

Carol said...

Thank you!!!!!!

Carol said...

Thank you Ashwini!!!!!!

Carol said...

Thank you Julie! I am not great at ink blending, but practice makes perfect, I hope!

Carol said...

LOL!

Cathy said...

Love those gorgeous sunset colours Carol and having the cut away section is so cool! Thankyou for being our guest at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Glenda J said...

What a super clever card - love this design. Beautiful sunset colours too.

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty blended sky and the creative way you cut away the front. Great card.

TaeEun said...

I love if the sunset sky is in pink and violet! Yours looks beautiful! What a fun and unique design!