Sketchy Cities America Birthday

by Laura

Hello! It's Laura here and today I have a fun birthday project to share with you featuring the Sketchy Cities America 2 Stamp Set as well as the Happy Birthday Die.

Altenew-Sketchy Cities BdayTo begin I embossed the gorgeous skyline image from Sketchy Cities America 2 with clear embossing powder. Then I used all four inks in the Sea Shore Oval set to blend in color over the embossed image.

Altenew-Sketchy Cities BdayFor the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday Die. I love the fun handwritten look to this sentiment and I think it pairs great overlapping the Sketchy Cities America 2 skyline. I die cut four of the sentiments with white cardstock and one with silver foil cardstock. I layered them using spray adhesive to make a thicker dimensional sentiment.

Altenew-Sketchy Cities BdayHere's a video to show you how I created my card.

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~amy~ January 15, 2017 - 10:01 AM

This is beautiful!

janet January 15, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Beautiful – love the big and fabulous sentiment!

Celeste Goff January 15, 2017 - 10:40 AM

What a fantastic card Laura!

Renee M January 15, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Such a fabulous card!

Teresa Doyle January 15, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Absolutely wonderful Laura!

Mary Cay January 15, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Omg I love this. I can’t wait to play!!!
Love my new Altenew stamp set I got for Cmas this year!!!

Mary Cay January 15, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Love this technique!!! Can’t wait to play. Ty?

Kathy Thisted January 15, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Gorgeous! I think I need that skyline stamp set

Julie January 15, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Beautiful blended background. Love the skyline stamps.

Pennie Glasser January 15, 2017 - 1:24 PM


Maureen Reiss January 15, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Really Beautiful card Laura!!!

barb macaskill January 15, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The colors and the images are absolutely divine! Dramatic and stunning! TFS!

Billie A January 15, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Yup that is our skyline. I live in Washington State.. I love the colors and the happy birthday is stunning. This card is stunning.

Laurie Page January 15, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Love Laura s videos and cards. Laura, I would tie into the smoothie packs and muffins if I lived in your house. Just saying.

DeeO January 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

You know how to “make it work”.

Melissa Friedrich January 15, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Beautiful card, love the ombré look and the big and shiny birthday greeting!

Deepa Lakshman January 16, 2017 - 9:56 AM

This is a fabulous card, Laura. And oh yes, the metal shim dies work wonders.

Lilo Breid January 16, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Super technique and card. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Mc January 17, 2017 - 1:59 AM

Oh, I can’t wait to CASE this one, Laura! Need to get some spray adhesive for stacking those sentiment die cuts. TFS another beautiful creation!

Liz O. January 17, 2017 - 11:30 AM

as always Laura fabulous design, love the silver and teal combo, TFS!


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