Thursday, December 19, 2019

It's Christmas Time in the City!


Hello friends! Can you believe we are just a few days away from Christmas Day?! I wanted to play along in the current Cityscape challenge at Simon Says Stamp and completed my first Christmas card for 2020!


This really was quite a challenge for me, because I'm a country girl, but I was up for the dare. I pulled out a rarely used Tim Holtz Thinlits set by the name of Metropolis Cityscape (perfect!) and embossed some of the buildings with Prima Old Silver and Brushed Iron Metallique Wax and some new to me chunky Pam Bray powders for some city grunge. Some of the buildings were cut from scraps of old Tim Holtz Paper Stashes and some from scraps of Metallic Kraft Stock.


I layered my buildings over a snowy/starry sky (Tim's Snowy Stars Thinlits and Crackle 3D Texture Fade). Those Deco Sheets sure do make for a dazzling sky, don't they? You might see a little of that shimmer in the sky from more of the Metallique Wax, this time in White Gold. I just gently tapped my finger loaded with the wax on the ridges.


I die cut the wreath/bow with  the Village Christmastime set and colored with various Distress Oxides. The sparkly gold and red garland is from Festive Things. Stickles adds lots of city glam to the windows, spires and trimmings. I wish you could see this in real life!




I used a Christmas Clippings Sticker and Alphanumeric die cuts to spell out my greeting. and that's pretty much that! I seriously doubt I'll be posting anything else before Christmas, so I would like to wish everyone a very JOY-Full and Merry Christmas!

Challenge shares:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Party Time Although there's no words on here that say party; if you're in the city, you're bound to be having a party!
Here's what a rainy Halloween night in the city looks like:

21 comments:

  1. Amazing in every way!! This has come together beautifully! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TH&TI

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  2. Oh wow -- you dressed those city dies up beautifully! I love the addition of the wreath and your gorgeous night sky background!

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  3. You have made that cityscape just glow Sara, the stars in the sky are fabulous and I love how you added the Christmas wreath, to add a festive touch! The country girl did a brilliant job! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  4. Wonderful creation! Love the gold & sparkly windows!

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  5. Stunningly gorgeous, Sarah Emily! Happy Christmas and New Years to you and yours! xoxo

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  6. It is almost magical

    Diana @ Playingwithoutlimits
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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  7. Love your wonderful cityscape creation with a magical effect and want to say a heartful Thank you for the kind comments!! Wishing you and yours happy holidays and a good start into a new creative year! Hugs, Kerstin xx

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  8. Wow what a stunning card! I love your night time cityscape with the dramatic background and gold accents - perfect ­čśü. Wishing you a magical Christmas! Happy holidays! Hugs, Jo x

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  9. Hi Sara, your card is so exuberant and whimsical and artistic! I can feel the energy and fun you must have had making it. I am sending you wishes for a happy holiday and new year.

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  10. Beautiful, sparkly nighttime scene, Sara Emily! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  11. Hi, Sara Emily - lovely make! Hope you had a great holiday - and best wishes for the upcoming year! Thanks for checking up on me :-) . I spent most of November getting ready for a local craft fair here, which went well. Now I am preparing for the February one. Hope to get back into challenges after that! hugs, Lynn

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  12. Oh my! What a gorgeous card Sara! Your city scape is a delight with its sparkly windows and twinkly stars and the little Christmas wreath is the perfect finishing touch!! Love, love, love this!! hugs xx

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  13. I love the way you distressed the city scape die! It looks amazing as does your card. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

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  14. Stunning work. Love the design and textures. Inspiring. Thank you for joining us at Bleeding Art this month. Judy DT

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  15. Love this! That starry sky is great, and the grungy houses are beyond cool. The neutral tones with a hint of festive golden sparkle are amazing. I have those dies, bought in a sale... must play with them one day!
    Alison x

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  16. beautiful starry sky - thanks for joining our December challenge at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Big hugs Rachel x

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  17. So beautifully festive and fun at the same time! Love this card to bits! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Happy New Year!
    Claudia x

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  18. I just adore this card!!! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art Challenge!

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