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
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! ;)