Friday, June 18, 2010

This is what happens when you post from get too busy!

I must have a bit of a scrapbooker in me since I love to use old family photos on my cards. Here are 2 artist trading cards that I created for swaps; one in Buffalo and the second in Syracuse.

I wanted the baby image to look like it was a slide so I used to different size square punches to create the slide mount. I jazzed it up a bit with a stamped overlay of "French Script" by Stampin' Up. The baby image is from The Stampsmith's "Ooh Baby" unmounted sheet and it was stamped on glossy white cardstock with Archival Sepia ink. The clock is also from Stampin' Up's "Artifacts" set and the film strip from Tim Holtz's "Mini Muse" set. I cut out the centers of the film strip and glued photocopies of my cousin on a pony, my uncle as a baby and my grandfather in his WWI army uniform. I then modpodged over the film strip to make it shiney like it was real. This turned out to be one of my favorite ATC’s!

I wanted to break out of my neutral color zone so I added the turquoise cardstock to the back. This is another family photo of my Uncle Wally over 80 years ago! The "Dream/Discover" stamp in from Stamper's Anonymous and I embossed in black the used bleach to lighten. Sponging the edges and around the photo gave it a grunge look. This is another favorite of mine!

1 comment:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Oh, I love the second one too! Great job!