Manhattan Wishing Night Skyline

What a lovely day I had yesterday in Manhattan with Grace and her two daughters Toni-Lynn and Tracy! I met up with them at The Ink Pad and from there we headed over to Elephant & Castle for lunch. It was so nice to get know them, especially after speaking to Grace for all of these years on this blog! We finished lunch and Grace wanted to do a little shopping at the store so we headed back. She picked up a few Lawn Fawn sets and we got to speak to Anna for a bit. Here are the four of us…

Toni-Lynn, Grace Me & Tracy TIP 10-2015

Tracy, Grace, Me and Toni-Lynn. And here is one of Grace, Me and Anna, the owner of The Ink Pad…

Grace, Me & Anna TIP 10-2015

After we had finished at The Ink Pad we headed over to Chelsea Market and picked up some Fat Witch brownies. If you have never had them you need to make sure that you try them, they are delicious! From there we walked along the Hi-Line for a while. There are always new things to see along there. Here is a picture looking out between some buildings and if you look really closely in the middle you can see the Statue of Liberty…

Hi-Line Statue of Liberty

The next two pictures are just some random art that is along the Hi-Line…

Hi-Line Metal Art

Hi-Line Kiss Rainbowe

Love that last one, it’s a redo of the famous Kiss picture of the Sailor and the Nurse!

So as you can see we had a very nice time yesterday and it was so great to get to meet Grace and her lovely daughters! I can’t wait to see them again!

I did pick up a few new goodies from The Ink Pad too and I used one of them to make today’s card. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop Lawn Cuts to cut out a piece of Solar White 80lb and then took my Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and some Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks to create the night sky. A piece of Black 110lb is cut out with the My Favorite Things Die-namics New York Skyline Die. I heat embossed the greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Wishing Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and then die cut another piece of Solar White 80lb that I also blended with the same Distress Inks with the Simon Says Stamp Wishing Die and adhered that to next to the greeting with Multi-Matte Medium. SNAIL and Fun Foam adhere the skyline to the card. A few Pretty Pink Posh Bermuda Blue and Marshmallow Sequins are adhered along the bottom of skyline for a little sparkle and complete the card! I absolutely love that NYC Skyline Die, fits right in with yesterday! I hope that you enjoyed today’s pictures and card! Thank you very much for visiting with me and I wish you all a super Sunday! 🙂

NY Wishing Skyline-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Wishing Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Other Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Snowy Backdrop (Lawn Fawn), Wishing (Simon Says Stamp) and  New York Skyline (My Favorite Things Die-namics)

Embellishments: Bermuda Blue and Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger) and Fun Foam

Piglet MAT

12 Replies to “Manhattan Wishing Night Skyline”

  1. Hi Justin,
    How great that you got to meet Grace!! It seemed like you two knew each other already from the blog comments. So nice of you to show her around the city.
    LOVE this card!!! The skyline is awesome. As well as the background, the sequins, the sentiment. Beautiful card!

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Yes, it was great to meet Grace and her two daughters! They were awesome! We did feel like we have been friends for a while and were just getting caught up!
      Glad that you enjoyed the card! I love that skyline die! Thanks! 🙂

  2. I am always interested in reading Grace’s comments here and now I have a face to put with a name and her two daughters. It seems you all had an extraordinary day in the City. Now your card is wonderful with the way you colored with sky and sentiment and then the dark skyline just sets it off. Thanks, Justin, for the pics and this beautiful card.

    1. We did have a super day in Manhattan HJ! They are such nice people! Glad that you like the card, I had to use the die, just love it and I love an inked background! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Oh how I love that card. Wish I could send it to my friend in Indiana!!! So great that we have all this technology to keep in touch. After all these years, 39 to be exact, we have stayed very close from all her moves from California, Seattle, Chicago and now Indiana. I got to visit all locations except Seattle. The card is great and of course, there is no better skyline than the NYC one!!!

    1. Thank you Nancy! I love that die, perfect for all of my city trips! It’s nice to have friends like that! They are the best kind! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card, love the night scene. It is so fun meeting Internrt friends, when I was in Flordia this summer I had a chance to meet an Internet friend. We had a great time and actually spent the entre evening together and did dinner. great memories. your pictures are gorgeous, i’m so jealous of all the great food places you have. Chicago has them also, but living in the NW subarbs I miss out. Take care

    1. Thanks Linda! Yes, I love to get to meet people that I take to online! I love all of the great stuff that Manhattan has to offer, always something new! Hugs to you! 🙂

  5. (1) This is a freakin great card. I mean I LOVE it! And I wish we lived closer too. LOL (2) So cool that you got to meet Grace and hang out. It’s great when you can put a face to a name. (3) So nice that my samples are still hanging on the walls at The Ink Pad! LOL (4) Hi-Line, Fat Witch, The Ink Pad…sigh.

    1. Thank you so much Michael! Yes, I don’t actually have to send you the card do I?! LOL! I had a super time with Grace and she sends you a big hug! I like that I get to look over and see your samples at The Ink Pad, still as lovely today! Yup, You were thought of often on Saturday! 🙂

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