Friday, 12 July 2013

New York State of Mind

Hey Stampers,

Happy Friday !! Any plans for the weekend !?! We are sticking close to home ( have to work tomorrow) but will be super busy on Sunday packing for Utah !! I can't believe Convention is so close - I leave here on Monday !! Crazy. I am so excited for a vacation too !! I am pretty lucky in the holiday department, we travel quite a bit ... but its always exciting to go to a place you have never been before ! And I have never been to the western part of the USA before, so thats so cool !! The card I am sharing with you today is also in the "travel" theme. My best friend Justin is in NYC right now ! We are HUGE fans of the Big Apple, and we always help each other plan things we are going to do there whenever we get to go ! So, I made him a fun card using the awesome Soho Subway DSP to celebrate his Manhattan trip !! I paired it with the Really Good Greetings stamp set, and also the vintage Extreme Elements set. I am SO excited to get the Gorgeous Grunge set when I go to Convention, but until then this older set is really fitting the bill !! take a look at what I came up with !!

Is that fun and funky or what !?! First, I took the DSP pattern with all the words on it and cut out some of the ones I wanted to use. I then roughed up the edges with the Stampin' Distress Tool and sponged them with some Early Espresso ink. It was at about this point that I realized I needed a bigger than normal card, so my overall card measured 5-3/4" square. I then added a distressed and sponged layer of Summer Starfruit measuing 5-1/2" square. My DSP layer is also from Soho Subway - love this grid pattern !! I stamped the edges with the splatter image from Extreme Elements in Summer Starfruit ink, and added some of the dots to the top corner in Island Indigo. I thought th "and it's all really good" sentiment was really cute with this card !! Its saying "all the places you visit in NYC are all really good" or something. Clever ! So I added that with Early Espresso ink. All my location pieces were then added with Dimensionals, and that was it !! A pretty easy card really, just lots of cutting, distressing and sponging. But I totally love the effect !!

Well, thats it for me today !! I hope you like todays card !! And don't forget, we would love to see you over on Catherine and Cathy Create - why don't you enter one of our fun challenges !?! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !! Thanks for coming by and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Really Good Greetings (wood #130330, clear #130333), Extreme Elements (Vintage)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986

Paper: 12x12 Early Espresso #124276, Summer Starfruit #126839, Soho Subway DSP #130140

Accessories: Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Stamping Sponges #101610

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