Friday, July 25, 2014

Cityscape Christmas Card

Here's another Christmas in July card that I made with a soon-to-be-retired CTMH stamp set. This time I used "Cityscape" and for the sentiment, "Glory to God," which is also retiring.

The polka dotted paper from "Sparkle and Shine" had already retired, but it has the gray that reminds me of city buildings and the white polka dots remind me of winter snow. I stamped the three tall buildings on my panel and the four smaller buildings on scrap with Whisper ink and cut them out. I stamped what reminds me of brick road in front of the tall buildings then pop-dotted the smaller buildings in front. I gave the church a cross hand-cut from Black and Grey glitter cardstock.  The snowflake was cut in two layers using the Cricut Artiste, sized at 1.25," then topped with Glitz Glitter Gel. The sentiment was adorned with Clear Glitter Gems.

I hope this has given you an idea of a way to use this stamp set if you have it - or to get one here before it retires July 31st. (See the complete list of retiring items.) 

Thank you for visiting. May God bless your crafting and gifting as you bless others.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - O for Obscured (front buildings hide bottom third of tall buildings)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #111 - Christmas in July
Blogger's Challenge - Christmas in July 
City Crafter Challenge #221 - Christmas in July
Crafting for all Seasons #82 - Christmas in July
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #99 - anything goes with ribbon
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday #137 - Christmas in July
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas is a-coming
Word Art Wednesday #142 - anything goes with uplifting message


Carol S. said...

Great card and love the soft colours. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons challenge blog. Hugs, Carol S.DT

Lisa Lara said...

Wow, very interesting take using the city scape for a Christmas card Vickie.

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card! Love the city scape! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Dot said...

Love the city scape, beautiful Christmas card.
Thanks for joining our O challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
Dorte x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

A truly super Christmas in the city card. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully creative art with us.
Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday

Chris said...

Fab Christmas card! Great cityscape, very original. Thanks for sharing with the Southern Girls.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

This N That said...

I really like this more simple twist on a Christmas card. Thanks for playing with the Southern Girls!

Billie A said...

I like the idea of the city landscape for a Christmas card. Really awesome card. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Dawn S said...

What a stunning Christmas card this is. Love it. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge this time.
Dawn CR DT

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Oh how pretty, I love the 3D effect of the buildings and touch of sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Vickie :-) the whole design is fabulous ! love the colours and the cityscape :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Shell B. said...

Wow ...wonderful twist on your card Vicky, great design!
Glad you joined us for the challenge at Southern Girls hope to see you come back soon!
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Shell in Alaska ~ SGC~DT ~

Annette said...

Lovely festive card and the snowflake is fab.
Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It and
The Stamp Basket.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card, love the color choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons, good luck.
Cindy DT

DIANA L. said...

This is soBeautiful I love the design and the stamp set you used. I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #137 “Christmas in July” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.