Today, I have a couple of fun projects to share with you for Day 4 of Papertrey Ink’s July Release. The design team was challenged to create a card and a scrapbook project using Shutterbug Special. So, I made a card and a mini album to give to a wedding photography client. All new Papertrey Ink items (not linked/mentioned in this post) will be available on July 15 at 10 pm EST. So, let’s get right to it…
I was inspired by the vintage style of the camera in Shutterbug Special, so I ran with it on this card design. I chose Winter Wisteria as the focal camera color because the bridesmaids wore a similar color for the wedding we photographed.
I combined Think Big Favorites #5 with Shutterbug Special to showcase the congratulatory sentiment. The Sweet Life was stamped over some vintage book print. I used one of the outlined images only for a subtle outlined floral pattern.
I stitched around the borders of the vintage book print paper and matted it on an A2 Spring Moss card base.
I stamped the camera in True Black ink onto Winter Wisteria cardstock. The Shutterbug Special stamps were super easy to align onto the coordinating dies.
As a wedding photographer, I am so fond of the stamp set, but even better the interactive feature of an instant photo. How fun is this? Simply pull the “tab” to reveal a fun sentiment or…
To allow the instant photo die to slide easily through the camera die cut slot, I used foam adhesive on the back of the camera die cut. I lined it up along the borders (left, right, and top) where the instant photo slides.
How the photo got onto that die cut:
First, select the photo you want to use. Then save it to about 1.5″ W x 3″ L. I put a gradient over the photo so it would blend into the white part of the photo paper (to see a stamped sentiment). Print the photo on photo paper. I use a premium glossy paper, but it’s all up to you (you can even print photos on cardstock). Die cut some vellum using the Shutterbug Special instant photo die. Then, align the die (face down with the vellum die cut inside of the die as well) over the photo. I used some removable tape to hold my die in place. By the way, the vellum simply protected my photo from any mishaps while moving through my die cutting machine. Last, stamp the sentiments. Yep, right onto the photo paper. I’ve stamped on glossy photo paper before and LOVE the results. The stamp “sticks” to the photo paper making an amazing impression. You have to be careful and peel the stamp off of the glossy paper. The photo paper of course cannot get wet because the inks will bleed. Voila! An instant custom photo for your cards or scrapbook projects!
Although people typically give cards and gifts by the day of the wedding, it’s perfectly okay to wait a few months. So, why not get a photo and customize a card that will look like no other for the next wedding you attend.
I just love that sentiment! One of the main reasons why I love photographing weddings – a chance to freeze the time for each couple.