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Saturday, 4 April 2015

SSC98 --- Picture Perfect

I'm a real camera nut.  Ask anyone that knows me.  Of course they'll exaggerate about how many cameras I own (but not by that much).  Given my love affair with cameras, I had to get the Snapshot stamp.  The camera even looks like several that I own.

The Sunday Stamps Challenge is having a Design Team call as well as their regular challenge.  I love that it calls for single layer stamping.  It's fun and more challenging than cutting out all sorts of layers and embellishments.  For mine, I used the Snapshot stamp.  I also used the wonderful Stars Decorative Mask.


When you look at someone taking a photo, you can see the image of what they're taking reflected in the lens.  I wanted to have the same effect for my card and so made sure that I didn't stamp the large black area in the lens by covering it up with a mask cut with my 3/4" circle punch.  I just put that right onto the stamp after I inked it up and the area was left clean and ready for the image I wanted to have "reflected".  For that I used the wild-looking chicken in the middle of the From the Herd stamp.  Luckily I have the stamp in Photopolymer and so by simply inking up the chicken I could see where to stamp it to have it centred in the lens.  Great, huh?

I added the sentiment in Coastal Cabana using the Project Life Remember This stamp set.  After colouring my camera and chicken, I used the Stars Decorative Mask and carefully sponged some So Saffron around the camera and sentiment.  As an added little touch, I cut a 3/4" piece of Window Sheet and glued that carefully over the chicken to make it look like a glass lens.


Check out the rest of the entries at the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, my gosh, Heidi…this one made me snort coffee all over my keyboard. What an adorably funny card!

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    1. Thanks, Doris. That was my aim: getting people to snort coffee (or tea).

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  2. that's so funny with the chicken waving through the camera lens!! LOL love it.

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    1. I had a lot of fun with that, Ter. I wanted something more than the camera with the blacked out lens and having an image that fit plus that was photopolymer is what I was hunting for. In the end, the chicken won and I love the look of it.

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  3. What a clever and adorable card! Thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps this week. Too cute!

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    1. Thanks so much, Annette. I had fun combining these stamps.

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