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Same coloring (sloppy, with the chisel tip of the marker) technique as the first one, but, here, I first used Copic Warm Grey No. 2.  I didn’t like it.  Too gray.  But, I’d already done the detail cutting!  ACK!  So, I went over the top of that with the Copic Blender to dilute away as much gray as I could.  Then, I came back and tried again right over the top with E53 Raw Silk.   Much mo’h bettah!

Don’t smack me over the detail cutting of the Cityscape–it’s really not hard–mostly lots of straight horizontal and vertical clips, to be honest, but there is one little trick to keep it easy, that may not be obvious to the eye. 


If you look closely, the top of one of the buildings is kinda funky–it’d be hard to maneuver the scissors, even good detail ones, through such tight angles.  So, I used the tiny 1/4" rectangle punch to punch away the top of the building–it fit perfectly and eliminated me having to resort to all kinds of abnormal contortions trying to get crisp clean cuts in there with the scissors.  Tricksy, eh?!   


Here you can see that I used the ommiting technique to ink the plane in black but, I inked the exhaust trail with white.  Why?  To give me a guideline.  I knew the white ink wouldn’t show up against such a pale blue background all that well, but, I just needed something to guide me in coloring the heart with a red marker, and then applying the Liquid Appliqué, which I heated BEFORE it dried, to get that delicious, irregular "poofy" effect.  *grin*  Keep in mind that if you let LA dry completely prior to heating, you’ll get a much more "uniform" loft, tho.

Spica Twinkle pen in silver gives the plane a nice shimmery effect, and the clouds, well, I modified an image coming later this fall.  Anyway, I stamped it over the top of some text patterned paper (7 Gypsies, I think?  I’ve hoarded it for a long time, obviously . . . it’s prolly been discontinued by now! LOL!), and trimmed it out, 3D mounting it over the punched out sun.  You could doodle your own cloud and get the same paper-piecing effect.

Tomorrow’s design is a super quick girly one! *wink*

Supplies & Materials
Stamps:  All images by A Muse Artstamps (NEW Holiday images are now available for purchase and you can view the images right here! These products are not going to be posted for purchase on the A Muse News blog, but they can be purchased via fax, e-mail or by phone)
Paper:  Cabana Blue Square Note Card (A Muse), white card stock, text patterned paper (7 Gypsies???)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Moonlight White (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers:  E53 Raw Silk, Spica Twinkle Pen in Silver
Other:  White Liquid Appliqué, heat tool, foam mounting tape, Cutter Bees (EK Success), 1/4" rectangle punch (Fiskars), 3/4" circle punch for sun (EK Success)

  1. OMG this is real ART!

  2. WOW!! This card is amazing!! I LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. This is totally adorable, and I love your Liquid Appliqué heart trail! Gosh you’ve been making some wonderful creations with your Cityscape!!

  4. okay, this is too cute. I love it! And forget about cutting the rectangle part of the top of the building, I’m impressed how you cut the little poles on top!

  5. Ju-LEE!!! This is GRReat! Love your latest idea’s…awesome, lady!

  6. this is so stinkin’ cute! I love your irregular coloring of the cityscape – very trendy and professional – gotta try that myself!

  7. OMG! TOO CUTE!!!! Your scenes always stun me–and I mean that in a good way, LOL! And thanks for the tip about the liquid applique…good to know.

  8. As always, a very cute card! And, so many techniques and tips. I love the cloud and it sounds like we might be seeing a cloud stamp in the near future?? That would be great! Your cloud stamped on “definition paper” sparked a thought to use the “definition” SU stamps since I don’t have that paper.

  9. Absolutely loving this! You are one talented gal!!! And oh so clever!

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