Wednesday, December 4, 2013

City Scene Two Ways!

Hi everyone! I finally had the chance to play with my new 'City Scene' stamp set from Papertrey Ink and oh what fun it was! I set out with the goal of creating a birthday card for my mom so I have two cards done in shades of purple- her favorite color. Plus she used to travel to New York City quite frequently and I knew she would get a kick out of this sweet little scene.

Since her birthday is in December, I wanted to keep the scene wintery but colorful. I left the trees bare and added some twinkling lights. I then stamped the 'snow' in glue and covered it with glitter for sparkle! Of course I had to add in the Empire State building and a taxi cab- the only thing missing is the incessant horn honking!

A close-up of the glittery snow!

On the inside I added another tower (in purple of course) and a beautiful sentiment for the sweetest lady in my life!

For my second card, I wanted to play around with watercolors. I stamped the images in distress ink and then colored them in with watered down ink pads adding in extra color around the buildings. With that finished, I wasn't quite sure what else I wanted to do with the card so I set it aside for a few days. Then, lo and behold, PTI was having a Make It Monday Challenge with Whimsy Modern Style which is right up my alley! I simply added some great little layers and  a charming sentiment  and voila, a great card was was born!

A close-up of the layered pieces of the card.

Plus, voting is on! A reminder that my daughter, Hannah, a Wedding Design Associate at has her very own wedding invitation designs in the Wedding Competition. Please go and rate her sweet wedding invites and increase her chances! Thanks so much!
Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! I am a sucker for purple!!

  2. Your card is so beautiful, I love the colors and the added bling.
    I am your newest follower.
    DIANA L.

  3. Hi Tara! Isn`t that stamp set just gorgeous?! Very pretty cards you created!!! And I like your choice of Colors! :-)

  4. Tara, what BEAUTIFUL cards you've created! Your mom will enjoy receiving the BEAUTY you made for her. AND...what a SWEET message inside!

  5. Wow your cards are such a beauty!

  6. The layers in the corner are such a sweet touch to your card! Love that city scene card too - wow!

  7. I've resisted buying the city set so far, but it is getting harder when I see terrific cards like these! Love them both - the layering on the second is wonderful.

  8. Love your city card! The layering with the keys on the second card is beautiful! You are tempting me to buy that city that I keep putting off.

  9. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love, love , love the colors! I need to use purple more! I also love the little embellishment cluster on the second card! Absolutely wonderful!


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