A big congrats to Katie, the newest Queen for the Day (QFTD220)! She has a wonderful gallery & I was so pleased to be asked by Trish to be a Guest Designer for her crowning! There are a lot of cards I wanted to case, but THIS one really stuck in my head. I guess Iím just crazy for colorÖespecially rainbows of color. Thatís about the only thing my card has in common with Katieís fun card. Not really sure how it went from cute little chicks to tall skyscrapers, but there you go. After I uploaded, I saw the Free for All challenge, so I'm adding it to that...doesn't get much brighter than this!
For my card, I stamped my newly acquired Christmas scene twice and colored the buildings on both but only the sky/moon on one. I cut off the lower row w/ the Jingle Bell greeting in favor of a larger one underneath. I die cut a square window on the black layer, and a slightly larger window on the white layer. The extra row of buildings was fussy cut and popped up on top of the window and slightly down.
After stamping the greeting, I added a single row of a die cut border and attached a rainbow strip behind it. This was a tad challenging since itís a 3 row die & I also made the row shorter than the actual die (for more info on this, please see my blog post).
Congrats again, Katie! Thanks so much for looking! Closeups, info & the colors of Copics are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 GMT Views: 3701
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18466
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 8:27 AM
Julie I love your gorgeous brightly coloured Christmas card... the cityscape looks wonderful with all those colours as does the beautiful die at the bottom...Santa and his sled is just the perfect finishing touch.... love it...
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8428
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 9:28 AM
I am speechless - that doesn't happen too often. This is AMAZING. The rainbow skyline and the little rainbow boarder look fantastic. The way you tweaked the image to make this your own unique style is just beyond creative. Love, love, love it.