Wednesday, September 13, 2017

IO Die Blog Hop- Day 3

 
Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Fall/Winter Die Hop!
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I really love cityscapes, so I was inspired to try out the new European Buildings die.  I started by cutting out the building border using black cardstock and then glued strips of light yellow cardstock behind the windows.
 
For the background, I wanted to try creating a galaxy background.  I started with black cardstock, sponged several Distress Oxide inks on top and then lightly misted the piece with water.  Finally, I splattered the background with watered down white paint to give the impression of stars.
 
Here is a closer look at the background:
 
 
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39 comments:

Christy Q said...

Oh, your galaxy background is just gorgeous!!! I made a galaxy background using regular Distress ink, but the more I hear about the Oxides and see them in action, I think I may need to invest in the set.

linda said...

Beautiful! I love the colour of cardstock you chose, it looks so pretty with the silhouette die and your sky is gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful night scene! Love the colors you used for your night sky, and the awesome European Buildings die!

Dee Earnshaw said...

The night sky with the bright stars looks just gorgeous - thanks for sharing:)

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful night sky.

Karen Andrews said...

Super neat city s spe. Love that it looks like the lights are on.

Mel C said...

Wonderful card and die, great colors and galaxy!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This is a beautiful card with an awesome sky !! Congrats !

Maria Alder said...

What a fantastic sky in the back for the city scene, great card x

Greta said...

Gorgeous night sky--love this card!

Karenladd said...

The night sky and glowing cityscape windows makes for an impressive and striking card design!

jules said...

Fabulous night scene bg for your cityscape card! Love that European buildings die!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty card your created. Thanks for sharing

lifesabeach32940 said...

OH ... Beautiful background. Works perfectly with the city silhouette. I

TLady said...

PERFECT!!!! I've been enjoying the Oxide Inks too!!! SUPER JOB on this galaxy sky! AND the buildings look FABULOUS with the yellow windows too!! ;)

Francine D said...

Love this city scape die. Your card is just beautiful!

Sue LD said...

Love the night sky for this cityscape.

Patt H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous background! Love this awesome card!

Sherry said...

very pretty! love the background!

Tracy A said...

A beautiful skyline. The night sky is colored to perfection.

Roz M. said...

Fab card, Laura. Your galaxy background is brilliant!

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the card!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Diane said...

Wonderful night scene, it really 'lights' up!!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is how I first envisioned using the European Buildings die on a card -- with the lights shining through all those windows. Your background is perfect with the galaxy look and the stars. It looks as though I am really standing there looking up at the night sky loaded with stars. The variety of shapes to the building tops is so different from any other skyline die and I love it even more after seeing it on your card. This is truly a beautiful creation!

Karen T. said...

Puts me right into Europe on a clear night! Lovely layout -- and great use of the die and oxide inks.

Mary Holshouser said...

The shading of the sky is
fantastic. Love the glow
in the windows.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

Sarosa said...

I am NOT a cityscape person ... but this card is absolutely gorgeous!!!

NWFlamingo said...

More confirmation that I NEED this die. Perfect use of the Distress oxides!

Colorado Crafter said...

I love this new European Buildings die!! So many great new dies in this release!!

Marsha said...

Unique and beautiful! The background is amazing.

Barbara Baxter said...

What a beautiful card! Your background is fabulous! Thank you for including instructions. I also like the city landscape in black with the golden lights of the windows!

Alaska .Kris said...

I love it when someone gives instructions! Thank you!

Shona said...

That sky is a gorgeous background for the city. I'd love to try those inks, but the new IO dies are going to have my money tied up!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the sky and the skyline. Gorgeous card!

Katie said...

Beautiful, peaceful card! Love the cityscape and your night sky is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What a gorgeous scene! Love the background!!!

Freetany said...

What a beautiful card! Background is gorgeous!

Vivian C. said...

Super card. Your background is amazing!