Friday, December 30, 2011

Snap shots

Today I have a card I want to share that uses matted images (Elaine Cox's Mirima and Stormy Moon) that I like to call snap shots. Depending on your age, at one point in time or another you have either seen or even used an instant camera that would eject the picture out of the camera. You waited a short time and presto! Your picture was ready. While digitals have taken over the world, I still think an instant camera were marvelous creations - there is no need to run to a computer or kiosk to have it developed. But I create your own snap shots is very simple.

Cut a piece of white card stock to 3.5 x 4.5, this will be your mat.
For the stamped image you will need another piece of card stock, I want to say white since we are taking a picture, and cut it to 3 x 3.
Stamp and color the image.
Stamp a sentiment on the lower 1" section of the mat (for authenticity hand write it!).
Adhere the two pieces of paper together leaving a .25 border at the top and along the sides of the stamped image.

To finish up the card I am sharing today, I cut a 6 x 6 piece of Prima paper, inked the edges with some brown ink, flipped the Prima paper and cut it to 5.5" and inked those edges and attached the two pieces together, centering. Adhere the snapshots at angles, overlapping. Embellish with a Maya Road satin flower (something I will try and CASE for you sometime) and some Tattered Angels chipboard corners sprayed with a Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed your stop today and will find yourself addicted to snap shots like I am! Don't forget to check out the great sale on grab bags in the Sweet Pea Stamps store! ttfn


  1. This is a wonderful idea, Jennifer. It looks so great how you combined those two images together. Love it.
    Hugs, Karina

  2. oh.. my..gosh! This is FABULOUS! I am old and I LOVE this! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!

  3. Oh I love how you did this card Jennifer - fabulous!
    Best wishes, Sharon

  4. Lovely sample and wonderful clear directions Jennifer! I love the effect you got and plan to try this for myself...thanks so much! for the tut!!

  5. Love the snap shot idea, super cute. Your handwriting across it is great too. Mine would look like a 5yr old did it. Lovely work.

  6. Jennifer, I love how you added these 2 images together. The colors and your layout look so beautiful. Have a happy and safe New Years.

  7. What a fabulous idea! Absolutely love it. It looks like the same girl. Brilliant.

  8. I love this card! I like the two you chose and how you made them look alike even though they're different. Very beautiful! :)

  9. Beautiful Jennifer, love he duo images on one card. This is very stunning! Love the color scheme