Good morning! I’m thrilled to be a stop on the hop of the Pinkfresh Studios January release blog hop! Last month I checked off one of the items on my bucket list: seeing NYC at Christmastime! And one of my favorite photos I took was looking up at the enormous buildings in Rockefeller Center. Can you see the moon peeking out from the clouds?
So when the January release landed on my doorstep I was so excited to be able to basically recreate that feeling of looking up at the night sky surrounded by all these city buildings!
To start I placed the Lost in the City stamp on the lid of my MISTI. I also placed the large sentiment from Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 onto the lid of a second MISTI. First I inked the city stamp with soft granite ink and stamped it onto the smooth side of a piece of arches watercolor paper. Then I stamped it again with versamark. Without embossing I moved the panel to the second MISTI and stamped the sentiment with versafine. While all the ink was still sticky I heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. This ensured that the sentiment and buildings would be nice and smooth. If I had embossed the building first it might have cause the sentiment to be a little lumpy stamping it over the embossed buildings.
Next I taped the panel to a hardboard and watercolored it with liquid watercolors. I used watered down Licorice for the buildings and Aquamarine, Sky Blue, Lavender, and Sapphire for the sky. (Also, just FYI I own the original version of these liquid watercolors in the glass bottles. They’re the same as the new bottles, just different packaging!) While that was drying I stamped the sentiment from Lost in the City with versafine onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a thin label and added foam mounting tape to the back. Once the watercolors were dry I trimmed that panel down and adhered it to a black card base. I added a few stars to the sky with a white gel pen and adhered the rest of the sentiment with foam mounting tape. And that’s it!
To celebrate the Pinkfresh Studio January release, EVERY stop on the hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate! The full January release is also being given away on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and instagram account! To enter, leave a comment on all the hop stops before 11:59PM ET Saturday, January 21st for the most chances to win! Winners will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio blog on Sunday, January 20th. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Laura Bassen!! If you get lost or encounter a broken link, here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
Thanks so much for stopping by, have an amazing day, and enjoy the hop!
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Nancy Ketcham says
Love this card!
Isabel Z says
you are so incredibly talented
Denaha J Doss says
Love the card. The sky is gorgeous! TFS!
Sharon O says
Awesome photo and the card so perfectly captures the feelings you can see in the photo! Very talented.
Great card! Great stamp set for making masculine cards.
This is a very Fabulous card!!!
Mary Lehett says
Wow, Jessica, what a creative card! Love all of your stamping techniques and coloring!
Debroh Murphy says
Oh! I love the starry sky, how beautiful.
Debbie Rumpza says
What a beautiful and unique card, Jessica! I love the perspective and the colors in your sky. So inspiring!
Christy H says
I do believe I NEED this stamp! Also, what a great tip for the embossing!
Krystal Overby says
I adore this card for so many reasons! It’s absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job with the whole idea of what a night sky looks like in the city!
Ah, the city at night!! What a cool perspective Pinkfresh has done with the Lost in the City stamp!! Love your night sky!
Karen Carlson says
I love your night sky! Awesome!
Barbara M says
I love the city look…and what you did to pull together was fabulous!
Kathryn S says
Wow, Jessica, this is awesome! I love how you created the night sky above the buildings – so realistic! I love how pinkfresh creates really unusual, fresh and modern designs that work for so many different occasions and recipients. Thanks for sharing!
Tara Prince says
Very cool design!
Sharon Gullikson says
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to say, even though I have loved so many already, the city sky is my favorite.
Brian Poteraj says
Such a great idea to add just the sky. You did a great job.
In love with your card, amazing and picture perfect coloring!!! Love the 3D effect.
Vera W. Yates says
Great card, Jess!
Wow – just amazing!
What a fun card!!!
Cool photo and I love the card! Beautiful coloring!!
Sue D says
Love this creative design looking up at the stars.