Monday, June 9, 2014

the joy's in the journey {mama elephant designer series}

Hi there! I'm sharing a card I made with the new cityscape creative cuts.

the joy is in the journey

It's a marriage made in crafty heaven: i naturally paired the cityscape and road dies with images from sightseeing.  To be able to give centre stage to the dies, I shifted the double-decker bus to the side and attached the sentiment so it floats behind.  As a little aside, I heat-embossed the bus with red embossing powder, and I love how rich and vibrant it looks!

To create interest with the cityscape dies, I ran it through my machine in grey, (I did this for both the road and the buildings.  I wanted it to look like the lights were all on with the yellow in behind!) but I also cut into the sky panel so that I could fit the grey buildings flush with the sky.

I used distress inks to create the sky, and flicked on some shimmer when I was happy with the color.

the joy is in the journey

I hope you like what I've created! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. So pretty, love the inlaid die cutting and the shade of blue for the sky is so pretty!

  2. This is fantastic. I especially love how you did the bus and sentiment.

  3. Love the skyline, Elena! The shimmer is perfect!