Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ai Challenge #88, use a Photo
Hello and happy Thursday! It's Challenge #88 over at the Ai blog today, and today's challenge is to incorporate a "photo" into your card. This one was very easy for me, because my husband's niece had a baby in the last year. Actually three of my husbands nieces all had a baby in the last year and a half! They are all in the same family of siblings too, and they all had girls! :)
I had to use this SWEET picture of my great niece. She is so beautiful. I wanted to pair her photo with the Elephant Keeper stamp set, SKU# 4073. It's from the card keeper's collection. I love this set and it was perfect to use with my photo. I started out with a grey cardstock base sized 6" wide, by 5-1/2" long. Kind of a different size, but I needed a large card base to support my 3"x5" photo. Next I cut a slightly smaller layer of Ruby Red cardstock, used a ticket punch on the corners, and distressed the edges with ink. Then a layer of pretty designer paper. I actually liked both sides of the designer paper so much, that I cut the piece in half, and flipped one side over, so you can see both designs. I sewed all the layers together onto the base of the card. Now for my 3"x5" photo, I cut the photo down in size with my paper trimmer so it better fit my card front. I layered it onto Ruby Red cardstock, and layered that onto a piece of white cardstock. I punched a pretty lace border at the bottom, and distressed it with tea dye and vintage dye distress inks. I added some small pearls to the lace trim. I used 3M foam tape to pop up the photo.
For the cute elephant I stamped him on white cardstock with black ink, colored him in with Spectrum Noir markers, and cut him out. I also popped him up with 3M foam tape.
For the inside of my card I used white cardstock; rounded the corners and distressed the edges with tea dye ink. I stamped the "Congratulations" sentiment, SKU# G959, in Ruby Red ink, and added the cute matching sentiment "For your little princess" from the Elephant Keeper stamp set. Then I stamped the ribbon from the Elephant Keeper stamp set, SKU# 4073, onto the same designer paper using black ink. I cut the ribbon out, and carefully glued only the ends of the ribbon, so you could still slide money under the bow. Finished!
I hope you have enjoyed my Ai challenge card. Please be sure and visit the Ai blog to see what the other talented Ai designers have created for this fun photo challenge. Please play along with us won't you? You could win a $10.00 coupon to use in the Art Impressions store! Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies used: Ai Elephant Keeper stamp set, SKU# 4073, Ai Congratulations sentiment, SKU# G959; Black Memento ink; Tea Dye Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger; Grey cardstock Ruby Red cardstock and ink (retired): Stampin Up! Neenah white cardstock; My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad; Spectrum Noir Markers; white pearls, lace border punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; ticket corner punch: SU!; corner rounder: Creative Memories; Sewing machine and white thread.