Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vintage photo card

It all began with an old vintage photo from the internet.
The couple looked so romantic.
I wanted to create a romantic vintage card to use
for weddings.
The card base is from DCWV's 12x12 Old World Stack
cut to 8.5x11 then cut in half to become an A2 card base.
(A2 = 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
The edges of the card are heavily distressed with
brown ink.
The image is printed on tracing paper.
I used temporary double sided tape to adhere
the tracing paper to a piece of light weight card stock
and ran it through the printer. If you try this make sure
that the leading edge of your papers are taped as
close as possible to the edge.
I did a little distressing of the tracing paper printed photo,
then mounted it on gold gift wrap, followed by dark
brown paper that was then cut with
a decorative scissors.
On medium tan cardstock a
piercing template was carefully positioned
at each corner to frame the picture.
It was carefully cut out and distressed.
The last touch was the button with the shank cut off.
If you use a lot of buttons with shanks in your crafting,
there are special shank cutting plyers that
can give you a very close smooth cut.

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