Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Friday!

Today's I want to share a with you a card that i made for my sister-in-law's birthday.  She lives on the opposite side of Washington from me.  I was thinking I should send her a little Seattle love.  This is what I came up with.

I was going for trendy, wanting to use some of the things that are really hot in the paper crafting world right now.  Such as neon (yes, the 80's have returned full force- smile), splatters and even using the some of the wood chip embellishments- the stars that I made black simply by pushing them against my ink pad.  I like the gradient of the cityscape, so fun to look at.  Of course, like I said, sending love from Seattle- it's flying high here on the space needle!

If you frequent this blog you know I post mostly in response to challenges.  I did not try to do this at all, hadn't even seen these challenges yet, but this card is PERFECT for two challenges.  The first is over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog in which the theme is Travel and/or Cityscapes- no kidding!  The second is over at The Play Date Cafe, and this is the first time I've entered one of their challenges.  Check out these colors!  I couldn't have been more lucky in making this card to go with these challenges. AND better yet, I enjoyed making it and even more so, I hope my SIL likes it too!  Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping! :)


wienerhoneymooners said...

Your background set against the Space Needle and lovely buildings caught my eye!!! Georgeous card.

(I am about 20 min drive from that Needle, so I lOVE IT!)

The splatter,stars and swags at the bottom really sing for me!

Super Job!'

( My dream would be to be s SAHM too... hard, but we crafter gotta carft, so we make it happen!! )

Have a great weekend Katie!!-Kimberly

~amy~ said...

This is awesome...Love the cityscape with the space needle!!!

Lynn said...

Great job with the card, glad it matched our colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Katie, I love the scene you have created and your reference to your "forced smile" about the neon 80's made me smile for real lol.
You sure have nailed this challenge, it's perfect :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

AJ said...

what a fun card! love that space needle image also being from the pacific northwest!