Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flower Photos

Hi, it's Candy and I'm back with another project using Piccolo products by Globecraft Memories.

I love nature and find myself taking a plethora of pictures of flowers, clouds, leaves and trees. Close-up flowers are my greatest weakness. I can take dozens of photos every day in my yard alone. I cannot help myself -- when I really look into the center of the flower, enlarged through the photo, I see amazingly captivating beauty. And, then the photo taking continues.

The only problem is that I end up with hundreds of photos of nature that I do not know what to do with. I have scrapped some of them and put others in a photo album, but that seems like such a waste to me.

So, I decided it was time to try to work them into a card. Here is my first attempt:

It was simple enough that I could easily make a stack of cards to give as a gift (and use up my collection of flower photos).

To start, I created a card out of brown cardstock. Then I trimmed the photo to fit, but I didn't attach it just yet.

I stamped the saying (Impression Obsession) on a piece of vellum and trimmed it. I knew I wanted to attach it with brads and I spent quite some time looking for the right ones. Then, I realized that the brads would probably accept Piccolo Enamel Powder, so I grabbed a plain brad, covered it in Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive, and then sprinkled it with Vintage Copper Enamel Powder. I used a pair of tweezers to hold it while I heated it. It covered the brad beautifully and took just seconds to heat set.

Here's a close up:


That done, I used the brads to affix the vellum to the photo and then adhered the photo to the card (this way the back of the brads are hidden between the photo and the cardstock and won't show on the inside.)

There was a spot on the photo that was rather plain, so I decided it needed a little more embellishing. I pulled out a few Piccolo Card Decor Flourishes and covered them with the same Vintage Copper Enamel Powder and attached them with Matte Glastique. It dries clear and with no shine, so no one will ever know how messy my gluing is!

Despite its simplicity, I think this card is beautiful, don't you?

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3 comments:

  1. I love photo cards! Thanks for the reminder to use those beautiful photos!

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  2. A great way to use your beautiful photos!

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