Cricut Cardz challenge is vacation - perfect for this time of year. As soon as I saw their challenge I thought City Vacation!!! Then I thought, oh, how great would it be if my hubby and I could get away (just the two of us - LOL yeah RIGHT) for an evening in downtown Portland. Now, the weather has been awful here, but I just pictured the two of us out having a glass of wine and a great dinner at a little outside cafe. *Sigh* ok, back to reality. This card popped into my head - and a honeymoon vacation would be the perfect time, right?
Ok, so a lot went into this fun card. The size of the card fits a business sized envelope. I used Designer's Calendar for the honeymoon vacation - welded on my G, George and Basic Shapes to recreate the lamp posts as I don't have a cart with a darn one! I used Just Because Cards for the little red car, Plantin Schoolbook for the city scene which again was welded, stretched and flipped on the G and Sweethearts for the couple. I used a variety of paper, some just from my stash and some Tim Holtz ideology. I inked with Stazon black ink. The couple I cut on white cardstock - and then colored their clothes with Prizma Colored Pencils and baby oil. After I added the couple to the front city scene I popped that whole front scene with pop dots. After the card was assembled, I went through with my yellow, red, gold, and sparkle stickles to add lights to the buildings and cars as well as to the night sky. I followed with my black sharpie to make darkened windows in the buildings as well. In addition, I used my white jelly roll pen to add a few doodles on the words, give the car a white walled look and a few more stars to the sky. I also used my silver jelly roll pen to touch up the lamp posts, the car, and added a barrette to the girl’s hair. WHEW, that was a lot!!! But I like the way it turned out. As always I have the G file if you would like - she got a big workout with this one because of all the welding!