Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Study in: Boxes (Cityscape)


One more box card, this time it's loosely based on the city of Chicago skyline



 and the oh-so-fun moving card by Amber Kemp-Gerstel guesting at CASE Study this week.


Taking the concept of using the heart to mark where you're going, this card is meant to send love to someone living in ... you guessed it ... the city. I was fortunate to find the word "love" in the book page on the tallest building (the Sears Willis Tower) so that's where I put the heart. What luck!

I chose book paper because I thought the letters could pass for tiny windows on the skyscrapers, in an abstract sort of way. Experimenting with building tops, I made the pointed one on the left, but kept the flaps loose so it could fold flat. Later I figured out I could make the Sears Willis tower by putting narrower boxes inside the wider ones. It didn't dawn on me to use the inside space of the box until now. Rats.


Here's a better view of the dimension. There is a second-layer building at the very left end. The background uses Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops ... the mini hexies are layered on the tweed. Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail.


Like the other recent cards in this unofficial 3D box card series (tiles, bee hexies, notebook paper, antique bottles, charts, and Mehndi lantern), the card folds flat for mailing and storage.

Well I think this is the end of the box cards, at least for now. I know, you all can breathe a sigh of relief! Time to move on to something new. Thanks so much for your comments : )

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

30 comments:

  1. OH NO YOU DIDN'T! I'm running out of wows! Stunning - love the idea of the city (and the one pointy one, too!) and using the book paper. And I love the little details in the night sky, too! Another stunning creation!

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  2. Love your stamped background and bookprint buildings.

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  3. I don't know, Kelly. I think with your imagination, there might be lots more box creations up inside your noodle! This is another jaw-dropper (I'm going to have to get the dang thing wired!) and I totally get the text being windows in the highrises. And, scuse me? The boxes, naturally, aren't enough texture, you added those adorable little mini-hexies! Go sit down.

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  4. Girl you are on a SERIOUS roll here! I have loved each and every one of your box cards but this one might just be my favorite. Thanks for all of the great inspiration!

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  5. Oh you are rockin' this technique....big time.

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  6. I have so loved everyone of your box cards...you are a creative whiz!

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  7. You are soooo on a roll, Kelly! I adore the text Chicago Skyscraper!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

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  8. So cool! Love how you used the book pages and found the word love in there!

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  9. This is so cool, Kelly! I love it!

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  10. You keep knocking my socks off with this idea, and each card is so unique!

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  11. Ooooh, I get it now, the back side is stuck down! hehe! I'm a slow learner! Love this one with the texty buildings!! You are so genius!

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  12. These are just genius Kelly! I have loved looking back at this series of yours - it's so original and inspiring and just wow wow wow!!

    BTW totally still call it the Sears Tower too!

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  13. Oh wow wow wow, this is not just stunning but what a brilliant idea too!!!!

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  14. Seriously Kelly you are killing me with your incredible boxes. This is just so fabulous, I have no more words!

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  15. Fantastic, and I'm loving the book paper!

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  16. This is absolutely amazing. I am a total city gal, and love love love skylines. So, this one is over the top, and please don't tell me you are done with this series, because each day is better than the last. However, I know that you will have something equally as wonderful for your next trick.

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  17. Love your Chicago skyline! These are all so incredible! Sorry to see them end dear!!!
    Always fun to see what you will make next though!

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    1. Fabulous ,Kelly.Love the skyline idea:)so Inspiring!!

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  18. AMAZING!!! You are so creative! I love it!!

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  19. oops, sorry posted my comment as a reply to one of ur friend's comment.

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  20. Fabulous! Speeschless at your creativity! You rock girl! Please keep them coming...

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  21. Wow another awesome card your amazing..

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  22. it steals my heart!
    What a marvelous card!
    Bravo again Kelly!!

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  23. This is just brilliant Kelly, love the book paper for the cityscape :0)
    Jenny x

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  24. So urban. So chic. Love your brain!

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  25. More! More! I'll bet your head is just spinning with a boxful of ideas! Love this cityscape. So very cool!

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  26. How did I miss this gorgeous card!(I think I need to resubscribe by email!) Love the book print buildings! And the background is really gorgeous!

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  27. I am in love with this card! It is so different and so sweet.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly