Friday, November 2, 2012

Cards using Photographs

Taking pictures is something we all do, but not usually with cards in mind.  I did just that a couple weeks ago.  The fall colors were in full splendor and we had taken a trip up north to Door County Wisconsin.  I made my hubby stop numerous times so that I could get some pictures of the glorious colors.   I had a technique in mind that my dear sweet stampin' "seester", Shona,  developed while designing for Sparkle N Sprinkle.  You can go see her card and instructions on the Sparkle N Sprinkle page here.

I had a few birthdays in November and also needed a few thank you cards, so this is what I came up with.
Begin by taking a beautiful picture and then punch one edge using an edge punch.  Apply Tear-ific Tape (double sided tape) to the back of the punched area, turn it over and apply glitters or embossing powders to the top.  Burnish in to holes, brush off excess and finish card.

Edge punch with embossing powders

Here is the same picture that was printed in color and then again in black and white.  The black and white picture has some color added with copic markers, then the border punch was used and this time I used glitter instead of embossing powder.  I was going for a vintage/shabby look with the b + w picture by distressing the edges of the papers.  Below you can see the difference between the vintage/shabby look and the more polished look.  I apologize that the poor quality of card pictures doesn't show the b+w card very well.


The next card is simply one picture cut into 4 equal parts.  Then take a piece of paper that is slightly larger than the original picture and apply Tear-ific Tape around the outer edges, and down the center both vertically and horizonically.  Remove the protective cover and place the picture pieces down.  Now sprinkle on the sparkle n soft and rub into the tape to create borders around the picture pieces.  Finish card.

Sparkle N Soft

One last card using a photograph with a punched edge that was glittered.  This is a legal envelope sized card.
Thank you card using photograph

That's all for today.  Hope that you have gotten some ideas and will try them out.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

ABC2-Halloween in a Hurry & Fast Fall Cards


Sandy (Cheesy)



11 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love what you've done with all these samples. My favorite is the window frame one. Awesome!

Ger said...

Beautiful photo and what a lovely technique with the edge punch and embossing powders. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Ger x
ABC Design Team

Brenda said...

Pretty pretty pretty!!!

Lela said...

What a great idea to use photos. I really like the window-like one. Thanks for sharing w/ us at ABC Challenge Blog

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! These photograph cards are impressive!

Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenges this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

REally gorgeous photos (and cards!). I have a good friend who likes to combine her photos and handmade card too and I'm always in awe over how pretty they turn out. Thanks for joining us this week (again :o))at 'ABC' Challenges.

Patty Gorka said...

What a creative idea to create cards using photographs. Your photos are beautiful and look wonderful on your cards! Thank you for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.

Donna Ellis said...

OK, I want to know what your post reads "Sunday December 2, 2012" at the top LOL How did you DO that, Cheesy? Your cards look lovely. xoxo

Donna Maligno said...

Cards look great, Sandy. Such a great idea using photosvfor quick cards.

Sharon Field said...

Beautiful photographs, what a lovely way to share them Sandy!

Stampsnob said...

Great job snady......Lis