Friday, January 17, 2014

Ode to Sleepless in Seattle

This week over at Color My Heart, our challenge is to use the following colors: Cranberry, Juniper, Smokey Plum, Sunset, and Honey.  Paying tribute to my (almost) home town by way of the movie "Sleepless in Seattle", I made this card:

Remember when the Empire State Building lights up while Meg Ryan and her thinks-he's-funnier-than-he-really-is fiance (played by Bill Pullman) are having dinner? She see's the heart and says, "It's a sign."  Well...I'm hoping I can channel enough energy via my screaming and general lunacy to "give a sign" to my beloved Seahawks and cheer them to the NFC Championship on Sunday.

But enough about Seattle and football.  Here are the card details (all supplies in italics are CTMH):

  • Stamp set: Cityscapes
  • Ink pads: Black pigment, Juniper, Sunset, Smokey Plum, Honey
  • Marker: Cranberry, White gel pen (to create "stars")

I stamped the city skyline in Black pigment ink because I wanted full, rich coverage. I had to wait about fifteen minutes before putting my masks over the top to sponge the sky, but it was worth the time and effort.  I used a sponge dauber for the Honey colored "lights" in the buildings.  I wasn't terrible fussy about getting good coverage because a little shade variation made it more interesting. The sky was done with dye ink pads and sponge daubers to give it a streaky effect.

The final step was to mount the image onto a white mat and foam mount it onto a white card.  The white mat against white card is just classy looking.

I'm going to stretch just a little and link this to the Heart2Heart challenge.  This week's assignment is to use the letters C-T-M-H in your project.

C=Cityscapes stamp set
T=Twilight...not the ink color but the image is a city at twilight.  (Told you I was going to stretch a little.)
M=Masking technique

And now back to our regularly scheduled lunacy...


Until next time,


  1. I'm very impressed with your technique skills that you used on this card, Becca. It turned out very classy indeed. And I do love that movie (but what woman doesn't?)!

  2. Awesome card and technique. Way to go on your interpretation of using C.T.M.H. in your project. I love the movie and love how you used the Cityscapes Stamp Set. Cool shads evening light colors.
    Thank you for participating with us this week at Heart2Heart Challenges.
    Sandra V.~ H2H Monthly Scrapbooking Challenges

  3. Well I'm glad I convinced you to buy this stamp set, because I love what you've done with it! Love the sunset. And I just KNEW it was a tribute to Sleepless in Seattle before I read your description. LOVE IT!

  4. Your card is beautiful! It's great all the touches were worth the time!

  5. WOWZERS…great card. I love everything about it. You are very talented. Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

  6. Fabulous card! And I didn't even notice the heart on the building until I read the post.

  7. Stunning use of colours, and great inspiration for the Cityscapes stamp set. Love that set! And you always have such great attention to detail. NICE!

  8. Love this card, and what a cool tribute to the movie!


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