Thursday, May 03, 2018

Best Wishes City Skyline

Hello and welcome back!  I have a "Best Wishes" circular card to share today. It features Sue Wilson's fabulous City skyline dies.

This is for someone moving away to a another city.
The card came together quickly after die-cutting.
A gold ribbon was added as a finishing touch. 
The card-base edges are inked with versamark then heat embossed w/gold glitter embossing powder.  
The moon above the city skyline was dry embossed for texture.

Stamps - None
Ink: Versamark (for heat embossing card base edges)
Paper: Vintage World Travel Wallpaper (for background), Cream CS (for base) Navy Blue Textured CS and Gold Wrapping paper (adhered to white CS for weight).
 Accessories; Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder, Embossing Folder (for moon texture),  and the following cutting dies by Sue Wilson; Perspectives Triple Best Wishes Dies, Circle Scenes Collection City Skyline Dies.
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Wet Embossing, Layering

America's Helpful TIPS and TRICKS
I have loads & loads of patterned papers, but I also have loads of vintage wallpaper rolls that I have collected over the years. I love the textures and variety you can get from these and tend to find the most fabulous patterns in rolls at goodwills & thrift shops. They are so perfect for papercrafting - just simply use a strong spray adhesive (from home depot) and spray behind wallpaper pieces then adhere to any plain cardstock for added weight. You will have rolls and rolls of fabulous unusual patterned paper designs that you won't feel bad about cutting through or using. (like we do with our pricey lovely papers that we otherwise tend to not use.) LOL. - just sayin'... 
These are the die-cuts adhered and layered together for dimension then placed over card base.  

Here are the fabulous Dies R Us products used:

Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives - Triple Best Wishes

Sue Wilson Designs - Circle Scenes Collection - City Skyline

For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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 I'd like to also enter this card into the following fun challenges;
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party  - Shape Shift
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments, Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday For Ladies or Girls Only
Fab 'n' Funky - Wet or Dry Embossing
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket Challenges -Use Embellishments
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore  - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges  - Anything Goes + Option: Sentiment 
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option Dies or Stencils
Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes 
The Creative Crafters  - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today and happy creating!


  1. Fabulous card and love the idea of old wallpaper! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

  2. So beautiful! Love the gold with blue.
    Thanks so much for playing along this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge "For Ladies or Girls only"!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  3. Great idea and perfect for a gift.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  4. Hi America, I am your new follower. Oh, I love your cards, and as I am new in card making, your creations inspire me! Kisses, my friend.

  5. Oh that is an absolutely gorgeous project. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for


  6. I haven't seen a skyline in a long time and I think they are so fabulous. Great background and a great card with great colors. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  7. Back again, and again, just a gorgeously designed project. I love the royal blue and gold colours. Looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  8. So original project. Love it
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Maria DT for

  9. Love your shape card! What an awesome scene. Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  10. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  11. This is great - fab for somebody who is moving cities!

    Thanks for sharing with us over at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  12. I love the city scape! Beautiful job! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  13. Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  14. What a fabulous diecut scene. Love those skyline scenes. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Fab 'n' Funky this week for our 'Embossing' challenge. Love what you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  15. Beautiful card and love the die-cut skyline ---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  16. lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us the creative crafters
    DT Priyadrashini

  17. Gorgeous skyline project. I like that you used such a lot golden accents.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#17 – Party}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#17 – not square / rectangle}
    Alex' Kreative Seite


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    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen Challenge bei den Kreativ-Tanten und viel Glück! Hoffentlich sehen wir uns nächsten Monat wieder.

    LG Alex

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  18. Beautiful card America! I love the round shape and the embossing you did around the edge.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  19. A fabulous card, something very different!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  20. Wow fabulous shape card indeed!! Thanks for joining in our May challenge at a2z.

  21. beautifully done! thanks for entering it at a2z!

  22. Love this! Thanks so much for participating in a2z Scrapbooking's May "Shape Shift" challenge! Sorry for the late post - have been having internet issues.
    Leslie, a2z DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  23. Gorgeous card with a great skyline.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket.
    xxx Margreet DT

  24. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…