Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cityscape Card

The card I made for The Cutting Edge Challenge is based on the upper left corner card. I used the Cricut Cartridge Going Places to cut the cityscape and the sun. I cut the cityscape three times using different shades of gray card stock. I manually cut strips from scraps of yellow and blue card stocks to cover the windows of the buildings. The image didn't come with a solid cityscape. At first, I traced the image on a piece of card stock but stopped as I was fuzzy cutting it. I don't think I'll come up with a perfect match. So I trimmed strips of card stocks to cover the windows. 

The next thing I worked on is the background. I want it to have a shading effect. I used the mini ink blender tool to blend four different colors of ink. 

I cut the sun on a yellow vellum using the same Cricut cartridge. I stamped a smiley face on the sun and heat embossed it. I embellished the sun further using yellow transparent sequins.

For the sentiment, I punched a black card stock using Fiskars border punch. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it using white powder. 

Now I am ready to assemble my card. Using a black card stock for card base, I adhered my ink blended panel to it. I adhered foam tape on the cityscapes. I doubled up the foam tape on the bottom of the second layer, and tripled the foam tape for the front layer to make it balanced. I adhered the sun. Some of the foam tapes kept the sun in place but I applied Glossy Accents to the back where the sequins will cover it to keep the sun secured. I adhered the sentiment strip to the uppermost cityscape.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Die Cutting Machine: Cricut Imagine
Die Cutting Cartridge: Cricut Going Places
Inks: Hero Arts (Soft Vanilla,  Butter Bar,) Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade,) Versamark
Stamps: Paper Smooches Spectrum (smiley face,) Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Sequin: Doodlebug 
Punch: Fiskars Border Punch In Stitch


  1. This is adorable! I love the staggered cityscape! Thanks so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge!

  2. The combination of the die cuts with the stamped and embossed sun is wonderful! Thanks so much for submitting your card into the Cutting Edge Guest Designer Contest!

  3. What a cool and fun have used this die wonderfully, and the sun peeking over it...too cute:)!! Thanks for joining the fun and being a part of the contest this week at The Cutting Edge:)!!

  4. Squee....Love the sequins added to the sun! Super fun, bright, and creative! Thank you so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  5. WOW!! The die combo is awesome!! I love your city scape and the sequins around the sun. Fabulous job on the challenge!!