Saturday, December 27, 2008

You are My Love Affair to Remember

I was so thrilled to get the Audrey award (along with Sam from Ryemilan's Stamping and Scrapbooking) for the card I did inspired by "The Sound of Music". Sankari and Brooke asked us to be the guest designers for the new Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge movie, "An Affair to Remember". Thanks, Brooke and Sankari!

This is one of my favorite vintage movies. I've seen it several times. I LOVE Cary Grant movies and I love Deborah Kerr. I must admit I saw "Sleepless in Seattle" in 1993 before seeing "An Affair to Remember". I loved how "Sleepless in Seattle" weaved in the story about meeting on the roof of the Empire State Building just like Nickie and Terry. The building plays such a prominent role in both movies that I had to use the image of the Empire State Building as my inspiration for this card. I got the image from this site.

A little over 9 years ago, one of my sisters and I took my parents on a Mediterranean cruise. We had an overnight stop New York (we were actually staying close to the JFK airport). My sister is pretty adventurous. My dad stayed back in the hotel. My mom, my sister, and I ventured off in the subway and made our way to Manhattan (my sister is the only one who had been to the city before while she attended Cornell University). Our destination...the Empire State Building! We had a great time. The problem was getting back to our hotel. It was almost midnight, so the subway became a little scary. At one point, we were convinced we were being followed by some young men. I though we were going to be mugged. Whew...we got back safely. Seeing NY city from the top of the Empire State Building was worth all the effort.

I first saved the photo onto my computer. Using Picasa, I cropped it slightly and added the text "Love Affair to Remember" to the bottom of the photo. The photo already had a vintage look to it. I printed it on matte cardstock a few times. I cut out the building and used foam tape to layer it on the other photo to give it some dimension. I inked the edges of the photo with Basic Black ink. The rest of the card is simple. I covered the chipboard with my favorite Riding Hood Red designer paper. Thankfully, my husband has the perfect tiny sanding tools, so I was able to get into the groove of the heart. I masked off the word "You" from a stamp in the Best Yet set. The rest are stickers, ribbon, some leftover paper from my Christmas card, and some mini rhinestones.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red DSP, printed photo on white matte cardstock (JudiKins)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: heart chipboard (SU!), Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Making Memories Black Metro Alpha Shimmer Sticker, Martha Stewart glittery sticker, foam tape, mini rhinestones (Michael's)


Ann said...

Anthonette, I just love your card! I was finally able to see the movie last night for the first time, so this card holds even more meaning to me now! Gorgeous work! :D

Lisa Brown said...

Love your card, Anthonette. Brings back memories of our family's trip to NYC and the Empire State Building. Such a wonderful memory. I'll have to post some of the layouts on my blog. I loved NYC and want to visit again some day. Thanks for helping me revisit the memory!