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1 Card help! on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:29 am

I'm doing a card for a friend whose husband is in the RAF.
I have come up with the card below (an aperture card with the plane suspended from an acetate strip) which I'm really pleased with but am really stuck as to how to decorate the front of the card. I don't want to detract from the plane but don't want it to be too plain either.
Any ideas.....

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2 Re: Card help! on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:39 am

oh thats fantastic i love it, i dont know though with regards to the front!
are you able to doodle a circle around the circle (iykwim) and just a sentiment under it!


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3 Re: Card help! on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:26 am

I agree with Deanne.

Or you could put a thin strip of dotty paper or ribbon down the left hand side and then have the sentiment coming off it on a tag?
Or forget the strip and just put a tag with the sentiment on it at the bottom?
How about a stamped border either all the way around or just across the top and the bottom?

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4 Re: Card help! on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:09 am

Hi Ellie, a nice effect is clouds using torn paper, cotton wool ball and chalk...I put a picture on Flickr to show you xx

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5 Re: Card help! on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:08 pm

You don't want clouds outside as well as inside, how about some flying birds? Or a nice piece of gold or blue braid down one side? With a greeting perhaps it would be enough.

Or you could do the inside of a plane, so you look through the aperture which is the plane window and see another plane.


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6 Re: Card help! on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:09 pm

Or two small children looking up at the plane from their garden.


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7 Re: Card help! on Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:45 am

Oooops sorry I spoke

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8 Re: Card help! on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:31 am

How about a RAF symbol somewhere...I would keep the outside relatively simple though so you don't detract from the plane.

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9 Re: Card help! on Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:31 pm

chooks wrote:Oooops sorry I spoke

Good idea Chooks, you probably didn't notice. You could do it as a tutorial on the tutorial thingy on here, would be a nice one.


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10 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:08 am

make sure you share the final card Ellie if you do anything different to it Smile
Love that clouds idea Chooks Smile will be having a go me thinks Smile xxx


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11 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:50 am

Thank you all so much for this advice!
Cazzy - I loved the idea of making the front of the card as if it's the inside of an aircraft but my drawing skills just aren't up to that!!
I think I've gone for a combination of everyone's ideas - the chalk and cloud suggestion made me think about a "cloudy" font so thanks Chooks.
I just hope he likes it now!


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12 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:52 am

The finished card looks fantastic! I am sure he will love it. Well done.

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13 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:34 am

The finished card looks great. I'm sure your friends husband will love it!

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14 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:15 am

Your card is fab Ellie...I'm sure he will love it too. I also love your squiggly writing, must have a go at that xx

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15 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:10 pm

ooooh love the cloud writing Smile that looks fun Smile and very apt Smile xxx


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16 Re: Card help! on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:19 pm

It is lovely, well done.


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