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:

  1. 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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. 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.

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your creativeness and your beautiful sky! Perfect.

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

      Delete
  7. 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!!

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. 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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete