In the City with MMM#209

Welcome to the bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge #209. Our host for this challenge, Heather, chose In the City for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge website to see the creations from the rest of the design team. Part of what I love about this challenge is that the options are unlimited regarding interpretation of the challenge theme. We’d enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery and thank you for playing along with us.

There are times that a challenge theme really requires me to think outside the box. This was one of those themes. I realized that I don’t really have anything for a city themed card, except for the Les Shoppes 6 x 12 inch DSP from a paper share.

Here’s the card I created:

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  • The Basic Black card base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Balmy Blue and white background DSP (designer series paper) measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used one of the Scalloped Contour dies for the mat under the shoppe, which I outlined in Calypso Coral.
  • The DSP for the envelope flap is another pattern from Les Shoppes. I trimmed it to 6 by 2-1/2 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 1/2 by 4 inches for the bottom of the inside of the card.
  • I punched a 1-inch circle from the Balmy Blue DSP for the envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • The shoppe itself is from another piece of the DSP set, which I had to fussy cut, along with the plant on the corner of the shoppe.
  • I used scraps of Balmy Blue and Calypso Coral for the sentiment.
  • The inside of the card is a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

What I Did:

  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the DSP to the black base and the white scalloped mat to the DSP.
  • If you don’t mind getting covered in ink, pull a piece of white baker’s twine over the Calypso Coral ink pad. You need to roll it while you are pulling it. Let it dry completely before you try using it on your card. I may or may not have done that and may have messed up the first piece of background DSP. Ok, I did mess it up. Let the baker’s twine dry completley.
  • After it had dried, I wrapped it around the top of the canopy of the shoppe because I wanted to create a ledge of sorts.
  • I added dimensionsals under the shoppe and the plant and adhered them to the scalloped contour mat.
  • The clear embossed sentiment comes from the Charming Sentiments die set. I’ve always liked the look of cropped sentiments but mine never seemed to turn out as planned. Therefore, I am thrilled that this set of fabulous sentiments has a coordinating die set, the Sentiment Silhouette dies.
  • In order to create the Calypso Coral mat, which allows the sentiment to pop against all the Balmy Blue, I cropped one of the what’s new sentiment dies. I simply cut it in half and used liquid glue to attach the piece to the back of the sentiment.
  • I added 3 small Calypso Coral ombre dots to finish off the front of the card..
  • I stamped another Charming Sentiment in Balmy Blue on the inside panel of the card and adhered it using liquid glue.
  • With that, I ‘d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Again, thank you for stopping by! I’d love to hear your comments or thoughts. Sue