This week's Friday Challenge #028 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, sponsored by Copic, is to use a photo on your card combined with JustRite stamps, to make a one-of-a-kind greeting card! Alternatively, you may also make a scrapbook page since the logistics are virtually the same! You might want to use this challenge as an additional opportunity to work out a family photo Christmas card design, too!
Since we just returned from a fabulous beach vacation I have plenty of wonderful photos I want to use, so here's my sample using JustRite's large oval By The Sea set:
I thought this would make a nice little love note to my girls! I started by printing my photo at 3.50" x 5", trimmed it with a Victorian/deckled blade, then mounted it to a standard A2 sized (4.25" x 5.50") card base of kraft cardstock.
The oval photo frame, which says "If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves" was stamped with Cocoa ink onto Natural White cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities dies. While the cardstock was still in the die, I airbrushed the frame with Copic B01 marker, to match the gorgeous Caribbean water:
The shells on the frame were colored with Copic E01 marker. The frame was popped up on foam tape over the photo and tied with some ribbon & twine.
The seashell embellishment at the bottom of the photo was made by punching kraft cardstock with Martha Stewart's shell border punch. The scallop shells were enhanced with Copic E02 marker:
And there you have a very quick and easy photo greeting card!
The challenge winner this week will receive a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers (colors may vary from photo), compliments of the North American distributor of Copic markers, Imagination International, Inc. Thanks, Copic!
And three Honorable Mention winners will each receive a $15 JustRite gift certificate!
You will need to use JustRite products for your project and upload it to an online blog, gallery or photo hosting website. (Please see our blog post HERE for important information about our gallery on Flickr, how to upload to it, and another opportunity to win some JustRite products!).
You will then need to link to your project back here on our blog post, using the linking system on this challenge post. Please make certain your link is directly to your project, not just your general blog home page or overall photo gallery, so we can find it easily. (Links that are spam, commercial in content, or are not linked properly/directly to your project will be deleted). If you choose to upload your project to www.Splitcoaststampers.com OR our Flickr gallery, please use the weekly challenge code (example: JRC_028 <== that's an underscore between the letters and numbers) in the keyword section of the Splitcoast project upload page or the Tag section of the Flickr gallery.
You will have until next Thursday, July 29 by midnight Central to make your project and enter a link to it below. Then the winners will be chosen and announced a little later that day here on the JustRite Inspiration Blog. By entering our challenges, you grant JustRite Stampers permission to use your artwork here on our blog as well as our company website gallery (with designer credit given and your blog post or gallery linked) or any possible advertising.
We can't wait to see your photo cards! Please note that you'll have a little longer this week to play along in our challenge — until midnight Central next Thursday night, as we'll just be returning from the Craft & Hobby show then and won't be able to announce the winners of this challenge until sometime Friday, July 30th.
JustRite Stampers®: JB-09755 By The Sea and JB-08119 Large Oval Wood Stamper
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities Lg-3 & Sm-5; Martha Stewart shell border punch
Paper: Memory Box-Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest-Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad, Copic markers-E02 & B01
Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Marvy Paper Trimming Buddy w/Victorian blade, foam tape, sponge, Cute photo of kids!