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!