Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nashville Sky ~ CCMC514, J1318

Hey there stampers and friends!  This week at Create with Connie and Mary we continue with our CASE the Catalog month and our card comes from page 5 of the new catalog.
I'm also using the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from The House that Stamps Built.  I chose the middle column for Masculine/Embossing/Background wash.
You may be looking at my card and thinking, what in the world is that stamp???  Well, there's a little story behind my card.  My little brother Nick is a real estate agent in Nashville, TN and deals with apartment leasing.  He commissioned me to make some thank you cards for his special clients.  We both decided it would be fun to do something relating to the Nashville skyline, so I did some research and saw some cityscape cards made using the straight line stamp from our Waterfront set.  
For this card I wanted to try the emboss resist technique, so I stamped my city in white craft ink on watercolor paper and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  I misted the entire piece with water before I added the ink with my aquapainter.  I used shades of aqua and blue (Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, and Night of Navy) since my brother likes those colors.  After I had the colors the way I wanted them I mixed up a bit of tombo glue and water in an old embellishment lid, picked some up with my aquapainter and flicked it onto the main panel.  I sprinkled it with silver glitter and set it aside to dry.  In the mean time I embossed the Night of Navy card base with my Brick embossing folder (retired).  I think the brick goes good with the city building theme.  To make sure this looks like the Nashville city skyline I used my white gel pen to add the spires to the tall building, making it look like the Batman building which is so distinctly Nashville.  
I backed the main panel with a bit of white and then set it off with some Bermuda Bay.  The Tailored Tag punched thank you sentiment definitely needed to be included to make this a good CASE.  I backed it with a bit of circled silver thread which ties together with the silver glitter speckles. 
Brian Buckley nashville city skyline Art Print | DENY Designs Home Accessories

I'm excited to experiment a little more with this skyline and play around with a few more techniques and colors for some of the other cards I'm making for him.  
So, if you are needing to find an apartment in Nashville, TN look my brother, Nick Holte, up at Nashville Apartment Locators and he can fix you up!

Nick Holte

Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. I could tell it was a skyline right away! This is a gorgeous card and I think it is absolutely perfect for your brother's thank yous! It's really fitting for a real estate theme. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. I love the blues you used to accent your skyline! This is perfect for you brother's real estate thank you's! So happy you played along over at THTSB!