Saturday, January 16, 2016


Amazing Friend. 
This card came about because of a random act of kindness.
The other day my friends Kimberly and Toni were telling me about Hammermill Frog 80# cardstock for running through the printer for using with digis and Toni also uses it for coloring, as it costs about 75% less than Neenah Solar White 80# I currently use.  Toni offered to send me some to try...........I was expecting a small sample not an entire ream that came in the mail. How nice was that?! So thank you Toni, I am using it and so far, loving it. I have not tried coloring with my Copics on it other than the above blending.

So to thank Toni I made this card.
I am having a blast playing with one of my Christmas presents, this awesome stamp from Altenew called Sketchy Cities America 2 .  When I saw the SSSWChallenge ombre, I used the Graduated Background technique and colored three city scenes, cut them out and layered them for a mail friendly card.  Thank you Toni, you made not only my day but my entire week. Mwah.

This card is also for Simon Says Stamp

Sketchy Cities America 2
Sketchy Cities America 2 
Stamps: Sketchy Cities America 2  Paper: Recollections White 110# (Michaels),  Hammermill Frog White 80#,  Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copics: YG21, Y21, Y17, YR23, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, R24, R29, RV25, V06

Enjoy your day!


Tenia Nelson said...


Kecia said...

You are so talented. Gorgeous!

Toni said...

Glad you like the paper! And love the card!

lostinpaper said...

Random and wonderful, now you are sorted for cardstock I can't wait for more wonderful creations like this rainbow skyline, FAB Lisa!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Lisa, I just love this image, and the ombre technique is fabulous! I'd love to know how that card stock works with Copic coloring. That's sure a lot cheaper than Neenah! So nice to have you stamping for joy and yourself! Hugs, sweet friend!

~amy~ said...

That Toni is super your gorgeous card Lisa.

Annette Allen said...

your card is amazing.. i love how you added the color.. I tried Hammermill a few years back and loved it..

Rosemary said...

really cool card, lisa!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Lisa! wow, so bold and beautiful...luv the vibrant colors! So glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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