Tuesday, June 22, 2010

City Honeymoon Vacation!

The theme this week over at the 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!


  1. Oh Melissa I just LOVE this! SOOOO romantic! The scene is just perfect and makes me want to plan a getaway of our own. Wouldn't that be cool to surprise DH with a card like this announcing a little trip. FUN! xxD

  2. I love this Melissa! What a neat card, I really love the city scene! You have inspired me to do a "city" card to send to my son (he's in Cali!) from the country (me)! I really like this one and hope you get your little city getaway soon! LOL TFS
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  3. Hi Melissa,

    What a great card! I love the city scene.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CCC blog!

    Ruthie :)

  4. Wow, the details on this card are fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at CCC.

  5. I LOVE this card -- it is perfect for anniversaries and surprise presents! How do we get the Gypsy cut file?

    Many tanks!

  6. WOW! Amazing! I can see all the detail you put in! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with us this week!

  7. This is awesome...love the detail, and you captured the romance so well