Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cityscapes are on the Rise at Moxie Fab World

I am so excited about this card!  I hadn't been over to Moxie Fab World in ages, and when I popped on this morning, they had just issued a challenge to create a cityscape.

Being primarily a cardmaker, I was looking for inspiration to create a card...specifically a 60th anniversary card for my great aunt and uncle.

So I read the challenge and the first thing I thought about was one of my favorite children's books, The Little House.  Here's an image I grabbed off of Amazon's website so you can see what I'm talking about:


It's about a little house that starts out in the country and the big city grows up around it.  Eventually it happily gets moved back out to the countryside.  Although the book is not necessarily about durability, it really does stand the test of time -- as if no matter what happens around it, the house stays the same.

So that's how I arrived at my card design...

I used my Cricut to cut out a cityscape (using a portion of it to sponge a background image) on both patterned paper and chipboard (to give it dimension).  Here's the card:


I thought this swirly paper from Basic Grey would be perfect, depicting how hectic and crazy the world can be.  You'll notice the sweet little house in the middle (with a sparkly red heart above the door).

The clouds are actually petals from some Scenic Route paper that seemed to work with the other paper I chose.

Here's a close-up of the front so you can see how I raised part of the cityscape off the card using Pop Dots:


The inside reads "Happy 60th Anniversary"

I was truly inspired to create this card and very happy to share it!

15 comments:

~amy~ said...

neat cityscape card Pam...the paper is perfect!

onecraftymama said...

Fantastic! I love the dimension the sponging adds - what a unique anniversary card :)

wendipooh13 said...

that is super cool and love the paper choice!!

Tasha said...

Wow the cityscape look awesome, love the funky feel
love tasha xx

Tina M said...

what a fantastic card! super :)

Cindy said...

Great card! :o)

Cindy said...

Love your city scape...great card!

CAR said...

And I was very happy to send it. Thanks, Darling Daughter.

Karen B. said...

Oh how I adore that book! It was one of my favorites growing up. Your card is wonderful!

Jingle said...

This is so great!

Indy said...

Great creativity on the card. The book is one of my favorites to share with my third graders on how communities change over time.

pcrusberg said...

Just lovely and very "Moxie Fab!" Good luck!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! Your card is so full of meaning for you and will be cherished by your Aunt and Uncle...love how you used the swirly paper...sooo cool!!!

Cath said...

Hey Pam! Thanks for entering the Cityscapes Are on the Rise challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sandy Ang said...

So incredible artistic ! The effect is like an abstract painting. Fab

 
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