Yesterday I went into Manhattan for a little while. I actually did a fair amount of walking, about 8 miles altogether and 3 of them in about an hour! Nice way to get some exercise don’t you think?! Some of you have mentioned that you like to see pictures of the city so I took a few on my travels. The first one is the Citibank building on Lexington Ave. Something that you may not know about the building is that they built it with no corner supports because there was a church on the corner that had to stay. The supports are in the middle of each side, pretty neat that it stays up!
The next picture was taken while I was walking down Lexington Avenue. You can see that there isn’t a lot of traffic for a Saturday and if you look way down the street you can just see the Chrysler Building on the left.
I will make sure to take some pictures whenever I wander around Manhattan!
As promised I have a few cards to share with you today. First I will tell you about my Just Add Ink card for their color challenge this week. At the end of the post I will share my mum’s birthday card and also a note card that I sent to a friend. Here are the colors for JAI challenge…
A fun bunch of colors with two neutrals! The base of my card is Coastal Cabana Card Stock and the first background layer is a piece of Raspberry Ripple. I stamped the Filmstrip Stamp in Sahara Sand on Very Vanilla twice next to each other, one slightly lower. A flag from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies goes on top of the filmstrips. The stars are from the SImply Stars Stamp set and are stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Coastal Cabana, the large stars are punched out with the “Vintage” Large Star Punch and the little ones are cut out with my Paper Snips. For the greeting I used the Banner Greetings Host(ess) Stamp Set stamped in Raspberry Ripple. A piece of Coastal Cabana is cut out with the Expressions Thinlits Dies and adhered in the top left corner with some 2-Way Glue. One of the Neutrals Designer Button with some Linen Thread tied in a bow completes the card. I love the color combination and the randomness of the card. I hope we get some more Expressions Thinlits in the Spring Catalog!
Next up is my mum’s birthday card. Remember I told you the she requested a card this year? I had show her the card that I made for my Aussie mate Carolyn and she, also being a big butterfly fan loved it. I made one for her but changed it up a bit.
Here is the front with some of my favorite feathers and some Encore Gold Ink.
Here is the inside with the fun Swallowtail that pops up when you open up the card.
Finally here is a card that I made for my friend Bev using the new Map it Out Photopolymer Stamp Set.
Thank you so very much for stopping by to see my projects for today. I hope that you enjoyed them and that you have a fun Sunday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used (JAI card):
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Coastal Cabana and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Banner Greetings (Host(ess)), Simply Stars and Hearts a Flutter Clear Mount and Filmstrip Wood Mount
Punch: Large Star (Vintage)
Embellishments: Neutrals Designer Buttons and Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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