OK, so I'm a little behind. These cards were inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine - see the original challenge post and the challenge winners post. That was only almost a month ago! Opps! Obviously the inspiration stuck in my mind - so when I finally sat down to make some cards last week, I got down to it. For some reason, my mind was stuck on night time cityscapes.
I started with some DP I found on sale at Micheal's - just after seeing the blog post and thinking it was perfect for it. I also dug out some scraps of paper for a mixed Japanese scrap pack I've had for ages (read: I've been hoarding).
I wasn't really happy with this card. Somehow it didn't come together well. Still inspired, I moved onto another one with more scraps and a vellum sentiment from the dollar store. I used my Creative Memories star punch and some gold paper (more from the scrap pack) to finish off the night sky. What do you think? I like it much better. I don't usually like having to cut things out, but drawing and cutting the skyline silhouette was kind of fun.
Glenda's blog challenge was to use four of anything on a card. The card above fits (four brads), but I had to make another one just for Glenda. It didn't seem right to pull out last week's card and recycle it for the 04/04 challenge, but I liked it, so tried again - and even tried my hand at stamping on vellum. It has four brads and, if you count the gold layer under the stars, four layers.