Sunday, March 2, 2014

All Alone in the City

Hi, everyone.

Last December, I won a holiday raffle basket at work that had some Michael's gift cards. So, I took those cards -- and a 50% off coupon -- and purchased a Big Shot/Big Kick. Boy, do I feel like a whole new card-making world has opened up to me!

As soon as I saw these amazing Paper Smooches dies, I had visions of a city scape in my head. After researching stair step folds on the internet, I came up with a game plan for this card. Luckily, I found a little time this afternoon to work on my idea.

Bazzill admiral (really, it is), AC and stash gray (and white) cardstock
Paper Smooches dies
TPC Studio sentiment in SU Night of Navy
Hero Arts crystal gems

Score Dimensions
To achieve the cityscape, I used 3 shades of gray, placing the lightest shade on the blue base. And, I ran each shade through the Big Shot twice -- once with the textured side facing up and once with it down -- to be able to flip the buildings.

Thought about using Paper Smooches Alphadot stamps for a sentiment. But, I decided on a more romantic-feeling font so that this could be an Operation Write Home "Miss You" card.

This month's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to make a card using at least two shades of gray. So, think I'll link up this little city scape for the first challenge with the new DT.

And, since I'm using Paper Smooches dies, think I'll link this little card up there, too.

As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. I LOVE this card! Everything about it! Well done!

  2. This is absolutely amazing! Have fun with that Big Shot - you'll soon wonder how you managed without one for so long :)

  3. wowza...congrats on the gift cards...great purchase! Love your card, awesome cityscape!
    Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Wow! What an amazing card! Money well spent and what a way to put it to good use! Well done! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Smooches Sparks this week!