We are not big gifts-for-anniversaries people, although I did get a lovely bunch of irises this morning. I made him a card (as you do).
It looks like this--
Anyway, he got the idea, and he really liked this card. It TOTALLY reminded him of Paris, which is what I was going for, so I guess it all worked out in the end.
So, to make the card, I started with a base of PTI orange zest cardstock. Added a layer of a sort of rust colored cs, then a piece of My Mind's Eye Out of the Blue DP. I like the sky and the balloons!
I used an old script background stamp with some SU crumbcake ink to "french" it up a bit.
I punched a circle of yellow dp scrap to make a sun, using a Studio G $1 stamp, and red and orange inks.
I used Jillibean Soup's You Move Me set to get the skyline. I sort of twisted this stamp around when I put it on my acrylic block, in order to get a wavy line. I fussy cut it out and then adhered it to a piece of DP (with the trees ) that I hand cut into a wavy line. Before I attached the to one another, I die cut some grass from some Old Olive (SU) dsp, and pieced that around the edge. after putting all that together, I popped it off the surface with some foam tape. Then I added the paper clip.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I also curved it as I attached it to my acrylic block, so I could follow the shape of my sun. That took care of the outside.
I wrote a lovely personal message on the inside. I can't show you all of that. What I can show you is the rest of the sentiment and what I did with it.
It looks like this--WAY magnified.
I used the same papers and background stamp, but I also fussy cut balloons out from the BACK of the DP used for the background, and I used an A*Muse Studio cloud duo die to cut out a cloud. I used the die to trace around in order to make the outline around the die cut, so it would look a bit more like the clouds on the dp (see the front of the card). I recreated the hill and the grass, and mounted it on a scrap of dotted paper.
So, that's my card. Hope you like it.
PS--I have a light box now! I am hoping it will greatly improve the quality of my card pics. I made it myself, from a storage bin, some clip lamps, a poster board, and some white fabric.
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