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!