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I decided to make a card for one of my husband's brothers. And the funny thing is that I bought the topper at least five years ago for that very purpose!
My husband has twin brothers, and their birthdays are in August. And, especially when the children were younger, towards the end of the summer term, things got very busy, and I often forgot about their birthday until the holidays had started, and we were away somewhere. This led to me scrabbling to find bits to make cards with minimal supplies. And one year, I bought a pack of transport toppers, but for some reason I can no longer remember, I didn't use them. However, one of them was just perfect for this challenge, so I set out to make a background for it.
I used Photoshop Elements to make the background, sticking to shades of grey. I traced the hill contours by hand, and added some tree and branch shapes in black, and cloud and a watery sun in white. I matted the background on some silver card, and finished it with a birthday greeting. I'll be making another like it, with a different topper for the set for the other brother, as I'm quite pleased with the result.
Hope you can join us this time.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges where anything goes,
The Paper Shelter where anything goes,
Poodles Parlour where anything goes,
Southern Girls where it's 'all about the boys',
One Stop where they want monochrome,
Crafty Emma where anything goes,
That Craft Place where they want monochrome,
Bunny Zoe where anything goes.