The card started out with the digital Hero Arts Sillyscape brush, and made the cityscape. I've never used brushes before and I only have Photoshop Elements (it seems that most tutorials use Photoshop CS5), so there was a definite learning curve. I altered the color and opacity of the stamp and then "stamped" the image twice in a row. With some fiddling, I was able to get the two images to look seamless. Yeah!
After I got the cityscape, I made a mask and blended Distress Inks to make the night sky. I added glitter below to make it look like snow, and then went over the entire panel (with the mask still on) with a Smooch glittery mist to make it look snowy. The glitter and the misting don't really show in a photo, but here's a close-up where you can see how the image stamped twice in a row looks like one image:
I made the sentiment in Word (Two Peas' Journaling font...probably my fave) and die cut the frame. I added a little ribbon, and voila. Of course, there were about 50 more steps in the trial-and-error phase. LOL!
I'm entering the card into the Hero Arts October contest of holiday cards using non-holiday stamps.
Thanks so much for looking! Have a great rest of the week!