Thursday, June 10, 2010
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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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