Thursday, June 10, 2010

Best Buddies...


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Before I get to my project for today, I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my participation in the Gallery Idol 2010 Top 20. I'm so touched and flattered by all the love flowing my way for this card I created for Round 1! There is still time to vote (voting ends Thursday, 6/10 at noon MDT) and you can do so by clicking HERE. The Top 15 will be announced this Friday, and I'll be sure to let you know the results!
I was inspired today by the great colors at Color Throwdown and the Friday Challenge: Let's Hear It For the Boys! -- I am a little bit behind on Father's Day gifts, and I thought I'd better get going!
Now, one of my very favorite people is my dad-in-law. He's a big, sweet teddy bear and has obviously been an incredible influence on shaping my husband to be the fine man that he is today. He is known as "Papa" to our little guy, and they recently had a chance to hang out during a recent visit. For Father's Day, I thought I would send Papa a hand-made framed photo of a special moment the two of them shared.
If you are a regular reader of TSB, you'll know that I love playing with photos and one technique I like to employ is 3-D photos. It's really easy, and all you need to do is have several copies of the photos on hand. For my gift, I first turned a color pic into a sepia toned image and softened the edges a bit. Then, I printed 3 copies and carefully cut around my son and popped him out over the base photo. For a little more depth, I cut around the dinosaur his Papa bought for him and popped that out with a slightly thinner foam square.
Using chipboard, I cut out a frame base and covered it with some blue paper that I first embossed. To this, I attached some clear acetate. (Bean tip: If you have made a 3-D photo, use foam squares to attach it behind the front of the frame.) Next, I created a couple cute pinwheels and glued them to the front of the photo frame, directly onto the acetate. Finally, I made a custom sentiment that I think captures how my son feels about his beloved Papa!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Times New Roman Font Stamps; Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie Craft Ink; SU Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and whisper White Card Stock; Basic Grey Designer Paper; Signo White Gel Pen; Papertrey Ink Sunshine Impression Plate; Big Shot; Chipboard (generic); Copic Sketch Marker; Yellow Brad (generic); Acetate (generic); Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities HAPPY BEANS: Photo, Computer, & Printer; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic)

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12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Really cute idea, Regina! So glad you incorporated the CTD colors into this fantastic gift!!!

Cards by Gina said...

What a beautiful gift for Father's Day! I know your dad-in-law will love it. Thanks for the great tips on how to make it. And best of luck with the contest! I'm rooting for you all the way.

Tanya said...

So cute, he will love it! Those pinwheels are too sweet.

Ann Schach said...

The pinwheels are the perfect touch! Love it!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh wow, that is really special! I'm sure your father-in-law will love it. LOVE the little pinwheels! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Kathy Martin said...

How sweet! Love those pinwheels! :)

Kim said...

Oh Regina! What an awesome gift! The best when you capture a moment!! Beautiful!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Priceless my dear... Hugs,

Sylvia said...

Regina, This project is so beautiful! Priceless and such a lovely memory!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What a fantastic page!!

The photo is amazing and captures such joy.

Peggy said...

Regina, I love the way you made this 3-D photo gift. I pinwheels are precious also. God bless!
Peggy Allen

Mary Fish said...

so touching . . . congrats on your continued success on "idol." Hugs, m