2014: St Louis Gateway Arch
For Spring Break 2014 we visited Southern Illinois and St Louis. One of the must see sights in St Louis is the St Louis Arch, and I made sure that we were able to get tickets to get Luca to the top. In order to create the Arch on this page I used my Gypsy to create two partial ellipses to be cut out by my Cricut Machine. I then cut the arch so that it would fit across both pages in the spread. I used a corner cutter to round the pictures to match the flowing lines of the Arch. I also included a token and brochure that we picked up at the Arch.
For this second spread of the Arch I used the remaining paper from the Arch cutout from the first spread. I mounted this page on top of a full sheet of black paper, and I moved the inside part of the page to the left a little to add perspective to the Arch and the page. I place our tickets and a pull out postcard of the Arch on the left hand page. For the photographs on the right hand page I put them on top of a think black border to bring the two pages together, and also rounded the edges of the photographs. I found the laser cut of the Arch on Ebay.
Visitor Tips: Get to the Arch early and buy your tickets to ride to the top right away. During busy seasons you could wait several hours to get on the trams, or they might even run out of time slots.