Caly here and I'm so excited to share today's cards with you! I've been in love with the Cityscape die and it's coordinating stamp sets (A Day in the City and Home for the Holidays) since receiving the Pinkfresh Studio July Release and couldn't pass up the opportunity to use it as soon as possible!
I started by die-cutting two white panels using the Cityscape die and stamping the images on them using Momento Tuxedo Black ink with each of the stamp sets. To add color to these panels, I stamped some extra images on masking paper and masked off the stamped images on the die-cut panels. Once masked, I ink-blended the panels using Distress Oxide ink.
On this first card, I used Fossilized Amber (for the sun) and Broken China Distress Oxide inks.
On the holiday card, before adding a background color, I embossed some snowflakes using white embossing powder. Then I used Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks to ink-blend the background.
After removing the masks, I colored the images using Copic markers (0, C0, C2, C3, C5, R14, R21, Y08, Y02, YG06, G03, G09, B21, B24, E30, E21, E55).
I always add some highlights with a white gel pen when I'm done coloring with Copics. It makes images pop!
This Home for the Holidays card has some extra special touches. The snow-covered ground is created with a Marvy Snow Marker. It's a wonderful liquid that puffs up when you hit it with a heat tool. Pretty cool, right? I then stamped the wreath, bow, and string lights on the buildings using green, red, and gold ink respectively.
I turned both cards into shakers and once constructed, I added glossy accents to all the windows on the buildings, the sun, and lamp post. The photos really don't show that detail - but it looks wonderful in real life!
I hope you've enjoyed these projects today! It really was my pleasure to share them with you. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!