We were challenged this week by Kristina Werner to create single layer cards. Man... this one was harder than I thought it'd be. Weird thing was, I already knew what I wanted to do. On Sunday night I closed my eyes, ready to drift off to sleep and images of cards were flashing through my mind. Interestingly enough, the next day I woke up and I was able to sketch out a few of the cards. One of the cards that I sketched out had lovely teal & pink color to it but when I actually tried it out on the card, it didn't work.
Last night, I watched a Threadbanger video where this chick made a lamp cover that had a beautiful city skyline outline (I can't link for some reason right now but I'll edit this post to include the video later). Anyway, I thought about how I could incorporate the technique without paper piercing. I didn't want to do paper piercing because I probably wouldn't be able to get the holes big enough to show a white background so I decided to use my white gel pen and dot the outline. I think it turned out pretty good although I had a hard time filling thinking about how to fill in the space between the tall building and the sentiment.
I think my other inspiration was the song I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett.