Monday, January 21, 2008

It's a Photo!

Yes I know this is a very different card for me to post, however this is for a challenge I do with my goofy CCEE friends over at SCS. Our challenge today was to create a card that features a photo. The photo could be from a magazine or your I had taken as long as there was a photo on it.

I am hoping that I have done something different that what the others would do ... I do like the effect of this technique.

To create this look I used my rectangle acrylic blocks from Stylish Images (Aust) .... as these are clear and also thick you can see exactly where to place them on your photo to get the look you are after and also because they are thick I can use my craft knife directly around the rectangles.

I started in the centre placing the smallest rectangle I wanted to use over the image which is the feature so I didn't lose any of the polar bear and then just kept cutting out each rectangle a bigger size till I got to the end of the photo. Before I started cutting though I did run the photo through my xyron to save trying to adhere those narrow strips later.

To attach to my card .... I started with the centre piece .... then placed the 2nd piece around without removing the adhesive ... this piece is just there so I can get the correct placement for the 3rd piece ...... continue placing the pieces alternating between removing adhesive and not ... when all the photo is down ... remove the pieces without the adhesive so that you can see the black card in between each piece.

I then layered this to my wild wasabi, river rock and hunter green card.

To finish off the card I added some snowflakes to two of the corners. And can you believe it ..... NO STAMPING!!!!!

Paper: Black; Wild Wasabi, River Rock & Hunter Green - SU
Other: Snowflake Cuttlebug Die, xyron 510, Right Rectangles & More Right Rectangles Acrylic Templates - Stylish Images


Unknown said...

Very intesting, but I like it! You all always come up with the greatest challenges!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Frances....this is sooooo clever!! I love it!! How striking!! You go girl!! You so rocked this challenge!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Frances, what a great technique, and awesome card, bet it looks even Better in real life.

I love it. And just want to say all your cards were rocking this week-end, girl you got talent.

I couldn't play this week-end cause I was busy, but I really don't think I could have made a card in such a short time.

It takes me hours to make mine.

Hugs Cindy

Debby Winters said...

What a very striking card! I must say I like what you've done.

Becky said...

I loooove this!! VERY COOL! Even IF it doesnt have stamping on it. I looove the technique. THANKS for sharing!

Anita said...

What an awesome card! I can't wait to try the same technique. Thanks for sending it our way!

Heather said...

This is too cute! I love the polar bear! I've tagged you on my blog if you want to play along...

Judy Rozema said...

Frances, this looks really neat -- I love the rectangles and the space inbetween the frames! Where are your six buttons like mothermark's? hahaha

Kimme said...

I have to say it....I'm picky. He's not a panda bear, he's a Polar Bear. Very cute card!