Explore Creativity With This Cityscapes DIY

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Hi everyone, Jeanne here. I had so much fun exploring my creativity today I feel like I'm ready to pack a bag and take a little vacation. The new Tim Holtz Cityscape dies are pretty awesome.

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I'm not a huge patterned paper person. I like to make my own when I can so for this project I made 2 different colored panels with watercolors on watercolor paper for my buildings from 661810 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set -Cityscape, Skyline  using the recommended Sizzix die cutting sandwich for Thinlits and Framelits dies: Sizzix Magnetic Platform (or the Precision Base Plate for Thinlits Dies), Sizzix Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Sizzix Cutting Pads. Run this sandwich through your Big Shot machine.

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I watercolored a simple washy background for my buildings. Here's a quick tip for you if you like to watercolor. After my paper is dry I run it through my Big Shot machine between two pieces of cardstock and it helps to take out the warp in the paper.

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I added some white cardstock behind the windows of my buildings and then layered then onto my blue watercolor panel and trimmed the panel to the size I wanted. I used a grey ink (Distress Ink Pumice Stone) around the edges.

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I decided to add a pop of color with my airplane from 661809 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Cityscape, Commute  . I cut the body full airplane in red and the body from a scrap of watercolored paper from my buildings.

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I added a skinny turquoise mat to my building panel and attached it to my card. I added the airplane and the explore sentiment from 661811 Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 27PK - Traveler Words, Thin. Thanks for taking a peek at my project. I hope you enjoyed it.

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