Hello Urban Skyline
by Jeanne Jachna


Happy Saturday!  I hope your day is off to a good start!  I love the weekends!  It seems like the only time of the week when the whole family is together and free to do things!  We live about an hour from Chicago and like to day trip into the city when the weather is fine.  There is always something going on and the air feels charged with energy!   Today I'm showing two cards made with the new Urban Skyline Collage! 

I created a rainbow watercolor panel to put behind the collage.  I wanted it to look like a sun rise coming up over the city.   Here's what the panel looked like before I covered it with the Urban Skyline Collage die cut. 
For my sentiment I double cut the Scribble Hello die once from gold glitter paper, and once from gold foil.  I adhered them together and attached them to the scene.
The collage dies make easy shaker cards too!   I used the same layout and  simple watercolor background but used the Urban Skyline die cut as a window for my shaker.
This time it's nightfall in the city - the sky is magenta and violet.   The sprinkles are gold sequins and stars to fill the night sky.
I added a few Butterfly Sprinkles to draw your eye around the card!
What will you make today?  

Jeanne Floral Signature copy



Morning Jeanne, Two fabulous cards, I'm loving how you created the watercolour background before placing the urban skyline atop the first card, and I adore the shaker second card, really gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

WOW what a beauty this is Jeanne

LOVE the scene, ADORE the layers and colours - WOW - so VIBRANT!

I like the two different looks you have achieved here. I think I perfer the first one, maybe cos it came with a nice story that made me see a fresh bright city on a sunny day. Hugz

Good Morning Jeanne and your watercolor work on these cards reflects exactly that! I love both cards but the first one does give you a good feeling about Spring in the air. Although It's snowing here, your cards provide hope for Spring to come soon. I understand what you mean about going to the "City" of Chicago, I lived in Oshkosh Wisconsin for years before moving here and that was THE TRIP, going to Chicago! Enjoy your day!

WOW Jeanne, I love the colours, so vibrant and beautiful behind those skylines! Both are great cards!

Today, I am working on clearing my desk of unfinished "bits and pieces" and making them into cards for once and for all! LOL
I have been working on this all week and have make significant progress and I am almost done! I have actually made 4 beautiful Christmas cards using my Bailey Ornament Trio and they are gorgeous, if I do say so myself! LOL
Enjoy your weekend!

It's amazing how short my memory is... I don't remember seeing this cool die in the previews. Love your gorgeous colors for the background of this fun card and amazing shaker!

Wowww this amazing... I love your work, ♥

These remind me of Miami's art deco district. Artsy and beautiful.

Love this.
A unique take on the
the colors are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

both are so pretty, love the watercolor background and the fun shaker on the second!

I've never seen such a gorgeous die like this with so much of a scene in it. I love how you thought out the skys in both cards. Very inventive and the cards are so pretty.


Wow--you make me want that die, Jeanne! Gorgeous, striking cards & I love the foil over glitter for the word!

Great cards, Jeanne. Especially love the shaker one. So cute!

Wow, Jeanne, your cards are wonderful! Fantastic use of the die - just magic! Love it! Hugs, Julita x

Love this die, and how you have made a shaker with it

Super cool cards!!! Love them!!

Love both of these cards! Especially the shaker card! Totally awesome! TFS!

I love your cards.

Gorgeous, Jeanne! I need to watercolor more so I feel more confident...and maybe a little artsy, too.

WOW... those are FANTASTIC!!! LOVE the skyline die cut for sure. The backgrounds are super cool.

Holy smokes! So this post is scrolling down the screen, I'm thinking your card is just so evocative of the feeling of a wonderful day in the city, and that your composition makes me weak in the knees..... and then, BAM, your second card arrives on the screen, and the air left the room. The night sky is never magenta with stars in it, and yet, that is exactly what it FEELS like. (I keep scrolling up to steal another look at it.) I can't put it in words, but your night-in-the-city card, is one of the most fantastic cards I've ever seen. Now I must try a shaker card that evokes half that feeling, if I'm lucky!

By the way, several years ago I visited Chicago, so if you're an hour away, I'm guessing your two or three miles outside the city. Your traffic there is even worse than here near Boston. I'm going to look at a map again, and see if your town can be found. I have wondered if you lived anywhere near Peru, IN (where I spent my childhood summers), but I couldn't find you on a map. With this hint, your town may no longer be a mystery.

As always, thanks for all you do, and for our lovely internet friendship.


Love both of your amazing and beautiful cards.

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