Thursday, November 5, 2009

JUGS Holiday Photo Card

Good morning! I was recently browsing one of the scrapbook magazines and came across an article on making simple, easily mass-produced cards for Christmas. One in particular stuck out in my mind. They had used a photo as the center image and made it look like a big postage stamp. I wanted to do something similar, and the timing coincided with Kristin's challenge, JUGS5, which is to create a holiday card showcasing a photo. I also combined this with the CPS140 sketch.

I used a few layers on my card, added some stitching and mounted my photo with foam tape, but otherwise I kept the card fairly simple. I used a recent favorite photo of Sabrina, which I first cropped to wallet size in Photoshop, then I converted it to black and white and added the year. Next, I created a blank 4x6 document and dragged the photo onto it twice so that I could print 2 photos on a 4x6 sheet of photo paper. I think I may end up making a few more of these with her Christmas photo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Cardstock: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Good Cheer (October Afternoon)
Accessories: Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Postage stamp border punch (EK Success), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.