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Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring in Manhattan

Happy Friday, everyone!! Can you believe another weekend is upon us?? And March is 2/3 gone. Wow, time flies. I have a card to enter into a few challenges today, and I used the Tony Bennett song "Spring in Manhattan" as my inspiration. I haven't lived in New York for a few years, but I still consider myself part Hoosier, part New Yorker :) I lived upstate, but visited the City as often as possible. There is nothing like Spring in New York City :)

I used the Cricut Craft Room for the first time and I'm not sure about it yet. I purchased the New York set and really wish I could have used my Gypsy. I'm so much more comfortable with it. This cut is of Central Park. I had to cut the layers out so many times because I wasn't sure what they were going to look like with different colors. Plus, the suggested height to cut it out so that it would cut cleanly was 5", so the length is like 10"! This is a big card!!

There is a ton of embossing going on!! I used the Tim Holtz Rays folder for the background; Swiss Dots for the trees, Swirls for the bushes, and Tim Holtz Bricked for the bridge. All of the layers are attached with foam tape for dimension. The tulips hold up the easel card, and are from Walk in My Garden, cut at 1.25". The grass is a Fiskars punch.

"Spring" is from Base Camp, "In" is from George and Basic Shapes, "Manhattan" is from Gypsy Font, and I welded the shadows together with my Gypsy.

The scallops are cut from 3 Birds on Parade. "Sending you Sunny Thoughts" is from K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer stamp set:

Click HERE to purchase your own set!!

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
  1. Cooking With Cricut #78 - Spring Song Inspired Challenge
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Spring Flowers
  3. My Craft Spot #49 - Spring Scallops
  4. Aud Sentiments Challenge #50 - Song Title - Inspiration
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend :)


Rhonda Emery said...

wow what a beautiful card. love it. hugs

Jovan said...

OMG...WOW!!! This card is AMAZING!!! The details are so beautifully done!
If you link your gypsy now, you'll have that cart on it! I've downloaded two craft room carts and put them on my gypsy, I don't feel like learning craft room at this time...LOL!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so awesome! Love all your embossed details and beautiful flowers! Great scene!

Heather Lynn said...

Oh my!! This is sooo pretty! All of the embossing looks fab!! LOVE IT!!! Great job, Lisa!! Have a great weekend!~hl

Charlotte said...

Lisa, This is oh so beautiful You surly did capture Central Park in spring. All of your many layers and details make this so special. I am not very comfortable with the Cricut Craft Room. Your song is a great inspiration for your card. Lisa, I always love your projects. Another job, well done.

Creations by Shirl said...

Wowzer Lisa~
That's why I gave you another award you are so inspiring...
So hop back over and grab it too.
Now this is just super fabulous, love the scenery you did on this card... So unique - you rock!
Have a great weekend....

scrappin2babygirls said...

this card is just absolutely beautiful!!! thanks for sharing and joining in on the fun with us this week at cooking with cricut! good luck :)
-jamie l

Georgiana said...

Absolutely impressive scene. Love ALL the details.

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Karen said...

Oh my goodness, Lisa, this card is SO awesome! All the embossing is perfect! I love all the little tulips! So pretty! :)


DIANA L. said...

What a super easel scene card and I really like all your embossing and layering.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

Yoshiras time to craft said...

Beautiful!love all the details.Great scene with flowers.

Creative Diva said...

OMG! This card truly reminds me of Visiting Central Park. It is gorgeous. Love all the details.



Wow this is amazing!! I love all the embossing going ont!! I know what you mean i am not comforatble using just my cricut, I have to use my gypsy!! Althought this morning I saw one My Pink Stampers blog (her guest designer said she used Cricut Craft room with her gypsy?!? You could probably look into that!!

Amy said...

Lisa this is so beautiful and full of so many details! I especially love the embossing on that bridge! How neat that you used to live in New York! I'm a west coast girl, and I have always dreamed of visiting that big ol' city! Now, your card has actually made me want to go even more! Great job! :)

Olivia said...
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Olivia said...

This is amazing...a work of art. Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut. Olivia

Melissa said...

OMG, this is simply amazing!!!! Makes me want to visit New York. What part of IN., I am a Hoosier too?

Nita said...

WOW Lisa! You always blow me away with your detail! I love the embossing, and all the dimension with the flowers and grass. SUCH a fabulous card - it absolutely warms me up and makes me feel like Spring is on the way (which is a good thing since we got snow today! Blech.). I always love when you join us at CWC. :)

Nita :)

Pat N. said...

Wow, Lisa, your card is amazing. Great scene card, and love all the embossing you did, especially the brick bridge. Great job!--Pat N.

Lizzie Laine said...

Fantastic New York card Lisa!
Love the colors and all the embossing and all those flowers look great!

Susan said...

Ok, this is the second comment I'm going to try and leave. (I'm ready to put blogger in the corner until it starts behaving!) So, hey Lisa! Nice card! Yes, it is big but NY is a big city after all! You did a fabulous job with all that embossing. Even the stone on the arch bridge, good eye to detail! I like the song that gave you the inspiration but Mr. Tony left his heart in San Fran didn't he? lol!

Hope you have a fun weekend!

p.s. Thx for stopping over by Lulu, much appreciated!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Lisa this is just gorgeous, I love all the awesome details you did. Definitely an "WOW" card

Sherrie K. said...

AMAZING card so filled with dimension and detail! I LOVE the embossing, it just pops so much and gives it all such depth. My son lives in Manhatten and I am so looking forward to visiting NY in July. I have never been there before so I am thrilled to go check this amazing place out! Great job on your card Lisa-It is outstanding!!!
Have a wonderful wknd!
Sherrie K

Dee Burns said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! That is one beautiful card. You can see all the detail and work (love) you put into it. Just love it!
You're so right upstate New York is just beautiful. I went to upstate NY to the Village of Penn Yann (not sure of spelling) several years ago and was in a Wedding for a friend. Beautiful countryside.
Have a great weekend!
Dee B

Lisa xx said...

well isnt this stunning! well done and thank you for joining in with Aud Sentiments xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the detail & embossing in the scenery you created. You can enter this in couple other challenges: The Stamp Man Bingo/Recipe (you have the 1st column down on left) & 2 Sisters Spring Is In The Air.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Diane Hodrick said...

This is a gorgeous card, Lisa! It needs to be big to take on a NYC scene. It is totally fabulous. Love the colors and the embossing. So glad you dabbled in CCR. I love it. Don't give up. This is too awesome not to have you make some more. ;)

June Houck said...

You create the most amazing scene cards, Lisa!

Amy said...

What an awesome creation Lisa!!! I love the scene you created in GREAT DETAIL! Looks like a diorama of NYC!!! GREAT JOB! :)Amy

scrappinC said...

Fabulous card my dear friend. I have never been to New York, but it makes me feel like I am there. Love all the details and embossing. Love it! Love it! Have a awesome weekend.
Cindy Lou

Dayna Sabrina said...

I just love it when you do these type of cards. The detail is amazing!

Judy said...

Totally awesome!! I can never wait to see what you do :-)

Unknown said...

Wow! Lisa you always come up with something awesome. This is an amazing card! The detail, embossing,inking, the whole thing is inspiring! You are my Hero!

Hugs, Pam

Karen said...

Beautiful card, my sweet friend. Central Park is one of my favorite places in the world, so I love this even more. The embossing is gorgeous. I think my favorite part is how you made the lovely flowers hold up the card. :o) Wonderful as always, Lisa! I hope you have a beautiful day.

Hugs and blessings!

scrapqueen141 said...

Your card is amazing, I love it!! Thanks for joining us at CWC this week!

Larelyn said...

Wow Lisa, your struggles with CCR were worth it because this card is amazing! I love the details and the embossing is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Spring Song challenge at CWC.

Kathy Salido said...

Once again, another amazing card!!
So much dimension and texture. I read on My Pink Stamper blog that once you purchase a digital cart you can load it to your gypsy. I have not bought any because I did not want to learn CCR, but if you try let me know if it works and there are some digital carts I would love to buy!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an amazing creative card. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week.

Jayne said...

WOW,love this huge card Lisa.Your embossing and dimension really bring it to life. Was interested to read Jovan's comment about downloading to gypsy,would love to hear how you get on,I'm not ready for CCR yet but would love to use some of the downloads.Have a great weekend and thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot too.
Jayne x

Unknown said...

Wow Lisa this is just amazing!!!! What you accomplish with the cricut is just wonderful!!!!! Wow all the details on this card are gorgeous!!!! way to go again on a fabulous creation!!!!!

Madison said...

Lisa, really amazing job! So many fabulous details on this card. So much to look at I don't know where to start. TFS and thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking With Cricut!
~Madison CWC DT funkycards.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Wow, Lisa! I'm always so delighted to see your projects and this time I'm blown away!! Your scene is absolutely fabulous! I love all the little details you've included. Amazing!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

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Melissa said...

Wow, great project. All the little details are amazing! Thanks for joining us at cooking with cricut!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa what a spectacular scenery you have created!! The bridge , flowers all so gorgeous !!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Jessica Kubit said...

This card is so spectacular! so much detail! Love it!
Thanks for playing at Cooking with Cricut!

smyiow said...

So much talent as usual! I love it! I love all the detail! The grass the the tulips are fabulous!! I love the Tim Holtz background, the bridge, everything!!

Hugs!! Shannon

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