Hello Altenew friends! It’s Virginia here. As we approach our summer months in North America, that doesn’t mean I have to stop my fun indoor projects! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is turning special photos into photo cards! It is a fun and meaningful activity to do with kids, especially. With the steps below, I hope that you will be inspired to create your very own special photo cards!
When the Whimsical Flowers & Quotes Stamp Set was released, I knew it was ideal for a photo card. It has an ornate and lovely hand-drawn borders with a fairly large opening in the center. Not only it is suitable for coloring enthusiasts, it is also ideal for creating a photo card! Here are my 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Select a photo and theme: I chose my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding photo from last fall. The design of Whimsical Flowers and Quotes Stamp Set pairs well with their elegant clothing. The white-embossing on Vellum Translucent Paper matches my daughter’s dress and works well as a photo frame.
Step 2: Fussy cut, trim, fit and arrange: after embossing the image (in Pure White Embossing Powder) on Vellum Translucent Paper, I cut around the frame from the inside. I trimmed off a few small parts of leaves and branches to make the photo fit in better. When cutting detailed images, I’ve learned to rotate the paper as I cut.
When gluing the vellum to photo, I used Altenew 3 Pack Glue Tape. It is strong and invisible behind the white embossing. I also added extra glue behind the sequins.
Step 3: Embellish: the Satin White Sequins are beautiful. I only needed a few of them for that extra sparkle.