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Yesterday turned out to be a pretty nice day. It was kind of chilly in the morning but it did get a little warmer as the day went on. Andrew and I met my friend Kim and had some Korean food for lunch, then we started to walk downtown and came across a street fair. We ended up at Eataly and had some authentic Italian coffee treats. On the way down, we went past the Empire State Building and my favorite building in Manhattan, the Flat Iron Building.

Here are two pictures of the Empire State Building, one taken closely under it looking up and the other taken farther away.

Empire State 1

Empire State 2

And here are two pictures of the Flat Iron Building.

Flat Iron 1

Flat Iron 2

Now on to today’s post, that is for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge which is to use masking.

The base of the card is Calypso Coral Card Stock. I took a piece of Window Sheet and used the Label Card Thinlits Die embellishments to create my masks. The large arrows are sponged in Calypso Coral, the small ones in Island Indigo. For the ampersand, I sponged it in Calypso Coral, then created the swirl around it, and sponged it again slightly above with Island Indigo to create the shadow effect. I cut the letters out of Island Indigo using the Typeset Alphabets Bigs Dies and adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. While it’s not too complex, this card goes beyond the simple greeting. If you notice in the close-up picture of the ampersand, you can see that the swirl behind it is not perfectly circular. Sure, I could’ve used another mask to make it perfectly circular, but I chose not to. The card says “U & ME”, but the blotch goes to show that you and me are not always perfect, and that’s okay. I hope you enjoyed my simple, but sentimental card for today. And of course, I hope you liked the pictures from my trip yesterday! Thanks so much for coming by to see my card today, I appreciate your visit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Just Add Ink 190 WM

Just Add Ink 190 Close WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, and Island Indigo

Ink: Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamps: NONE! :-O

Thinlits: Label Card

Bigs Dies: Typeset Alphabet

Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Dauber, Window Sheet, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Label Card Thinlits Dies

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies

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22 responses »

  1. Andrew, I love your pics today, thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing your photos. I remember as a very young girl (about 57 years ago!) my dad went to New York and brought back pictures of the Empire State Building. So impressive. And the Flat Iron Building. I just googled it and it was completed in 1902. It’s so beautiful. There’s a building similar to it in San Francisco, but I can’t remember the name/location.
    P.S. Love your card too!! TFS.

  3. I really love the look of the typeset alphabet pieces. They’re pretty versatile. The sentiment of your card is fabulous Justin and oh so true. I don’t think there is any relationship that is “perfect” just like there aren’t any people that are “perfect”! We just all do our best. I tried to contact my daughter this weekend only to find out the little twerp went to Manhattan without me! Of course I’m back in Maine now so it would have been a lengthy trip but heck, why not!
    Great shots of the Empire State Building and the Iron Building. It’s really hard to get a good shot of them from up close but you did a fabulous job. Love the photos for sure.

    • Thank you Grace! I’m bummed that it too me this long to get the Typeset Alphabet. Not everything in life can be perfect!

      LOL! The little twerp!! I love it!! I call my daughter that all the time! Yes, lengthy but like you said, what the heck! So glad you enjoyed the pictures! Have a great Sunday! 🙂

  4. Great pictures Justin. It has been so long since I was in NY would probably not recognize it now. We have a similar flat iron (much shorter though) in Toronto too. Must have been a popular design back in the 1900s!?!

    Love your card and the color combo. You are right, nothing is “perfect” but we just have to make the best of it, don’t we, and look around us, there is always someone who has to deal with a lot more imperfect than we do.

    “Little twerp” … so funny because that is what I called my son (the one that is a day older than you Justin!) especially when I have not heard from him in a little while, like now!!!!!

    Have a great Sunday. Grey and windy here, saw a few snowflakes too…

    • Thank you Louise! I have been to Toronto and have seen that building. Yes, I was making more of a statement than a pretty card today and I’m glad that some people got it. LOL! That expression seems to be quite popular! I hope that you had a nice Sunday! It was the same here today, no snow though thankfully!

  5. I love the flatiron building, so nice. Great pictures, love the card.

  6. Your masked arrows look fabulous, Justin; love the idea to use window sheets to create masks. Your photos, especially the first one of the Flatiron Building, just tug at my heartstrings; NYC is such a special place. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Christine! I like to use the Window Sheets so I can keep reusing them. I have to tell you that the Thinlits had a hard time cutting the Window Sheet! 🙂

  7. Very creative, Justin! The colors are bright and cheerful!
    Cool card!

  8. I like your fun approach masking Justin and totally agree life is not perfect and if things don’t quite go as you planned when you make something – go with the flow and it may turn out even better! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  9. Wow your photos are amazing Justin! We just love seeing them. Love how you’ve used your dies to mask your arrows – such a clever idea! They really give your card a modern look. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  10. Hi Justin-Love seeing your pics of NYC. I have such fond memories of visits there! Thank you! Your card is great, love the colors and the use of the dies from the thinlets collection.

  11. Justin, I just love the pictures you share of the city.


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