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Overlooking the City Night Sky

With the current stay-at-home measures in place, I’ve had a lot more time for card making. This card came from having time to just make a scene that I pictured, without having a holiday or specific purpose in mind.

I wish that I had a few more colors of distress inks so that I could have shaded the edges of the grass. I think that would have helped add dimension between the layers. I also think the tree blends in with the background a little too much, and maybe it would’ve been better to not have the city directly behind that part of the card.

The ink blended sky turned out better than I expected, so I’m happy with that. I wasn’t thrilled with how the card was looking for awhile but adding the glitter drops at the end for stars made me like it a little more.

My favorite thing about this card is the tree. I tried hard to color the bark with distress ink and copic markers to give it dimension, but again, I just think I don’t have the right colors yet to make anything show up. I do like how the leaves and flowers look though. I’d like to make this tree and hillside set up again, with other new elements added in.

Materials used:

  • Distress oxide inks: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire
  • Hero City die from Hero Arts
  • Black Licorice cardstock from Lawn Fawn
  • Simple Grassy Hillside die from Lawn Fawn
  • Grassy Border die from Lawn Fawn
  • Noble Fir cardstock from Lawn Fawn
  • Leafy Tree Backdrop (landscape) from Lawn Fawn
  • Chocolate Bar cardstock from Lawn Fawn
  • Spring Sprig die from Lawn Fawn
  • Copic markers
  • Hello Baby stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn
  • Nuvo glitter drops in White Blizzard
  • Small Stitched Rectangles and Large Stitched Rectangles (to create a DIY rectangle frame)

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