we remember moments

Hi friends! Wow, February has literally flown by! We still have a little snow on the ground where we are in southwestern Colorado but we sure don’t mind – we love it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This is my last post for Just Us Girls Challenge and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time guest designing this month! I’m stoked to share my project for Photo Week #573! Loving the northern lights background – and I found a super easy way to create it! I originally planned to use distress ink to create the background but decided to use alcohol ink instead. The colors aren’t quite as vibrant but the black cityscape die cut sure pops!

And here is our photo prompt:

I created a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a silver foil layering panel and a Yupo paper panel for the background. I dropped eggplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce alcohol inks onto the Yupo paper and then squirted alcohol blending solution across the top of the panel and let the blended inks run downward onto a paper towel. While the panel dried, I cut one black and one yellow cityscape. I adhered the black cityscape die cut to the bottom of the panel and then adhered the panel to the silver foil cardstock layer. I adhered all the windows from the yellow die cut into the negative spaces on the black die cut and stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink. Once the StazOn was dry, I adhered the panel to the card base and added three tiny iridescent gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and adhered light blue cardstock strips (cut from scraps) and a black cardstock strip down the left side. I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on silver foil cardstock.

And one more look… such a fun design that was so easy to create!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Catz: #540 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Africa (no twist)
2. Inkspirational Challenge: #233 – Tower

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, Ranger Yupo paper, GKD Black Onyx and Sweet Corn cardstock, light blue cardstock scraps
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Kind Words and Sayings and Sentiments stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- eggjplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce; Jet Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Night Line die
Accessories: Ranger alcohol blending solution, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a project with us this week at JUGS using the inspiration photo! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

12 thoughts on “we remember moments”

  1. Awesome inspired card! Thanks so much for joining us at just us girls challenge for the month of February. It was our pleasure seeing your beautiful creations

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  2. I love how you used the alcohol inks to create your beautiful Northern Lights! That black skyline looks fabulous with that background and what a labor of love to place all of those little windows! Thank you so much for joining us this past month sharing your amazing talent!

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  3. I wish I’d thought of using alcohol inks, Leslie. They made a great northern light background for your cityscape. It’s been great having you with us this month. I hope we continue to see you in the gallery.

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  4. This came together perfectly Leslie! Love the cityscape too! It has been so much fun having you designing along with us this month and I am sad that your time has come to a close. Take care and see you in blogland!

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  5. Fabulous northern lights Leslie. Great background for the cityscape. Lovely having you join us at JUGS this month.

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  6. This is such a cool technique with amazing results! I love how the black cityscape silhouette really pops off of it. Thanks so much for being a great guest this month. I hope to see you in the gallery in the future!

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  7. This is gorgeous, Leslie! I love that beautiful cityline against this amazing sky. It’s been so great to have you as guest for all this month. Hope to see your stunning cards again here or there.

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