Saturday 26 March 2011

27 March - Card Challenge

Hope you all had fun with that last challenge! I loved that sketch and just had to play along with the layout team. This week we've got a card challenge for you - and I think this one will definitely make you think outside the box.

We see them all the time in the card shops, but don't make them very much on our own...the challenge this week is to use a photo on a card. Let's have a look at how the design team was inspired by this challenge:

I took this photo of vintage birthday candle holders a few months ago. I never intended to use it for anything, as I was just practicing with the focal length on my camera. I hung onto it though, and since then it's appeared on a layout and now this card. I printed the photo onto non-glossy cardstock and kept my design simple so that the focus would be on the photo.

This picture was taken at one of our 10,000+ lakes here in Minnesota.  I stamped on a photo with white Staz-On.


I must say this was my favorite card challenge ever! Wow, what a creative idea, to use a photo in a card? I had a hard time to choose the photo and then saw this one on my stash...small, already cropped.


I used this challenge as the perfect excuse to use one of the many vintage photographs that I have collected over the years. There are some amazing websites that offer these for free but you can also simple google 'vintage photographs' to find some stunning old time piccys :) This image is from this fabulous place.
I printed it out onto cream cardstock and then used Old paper distress ink along the edges to give it a vintage feel.


The man on the photo is my favourite man on the love! Is been wonderful to create a card with a photo, really my first one!

and our Guest Designer Pati
For this challenge I made a card using only a simple paper, as internal distress back in frame for photo with the colors symbol of the city of São Paulo: red, black and white! In the title card used a bit of brightness to
give a charm to the most, after Sao Paulo has a lot of life energy, is a charming city, modern, cosmopolitan and has a glamorous all up there in particular. I love this city! 

Now it's your turn - we'd love to see how you incorporate a photo into a card. Link up your creations for a chance to win this month's prize!


  1. Gorgeous cards, ladies! Fantastic inspiration :).

  2. I loveeeeeee this challenge and love love love love love what everyone created! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Girls LOVED the cards! Each one more beautiful than the other and very unique! I enjoyed seeing the creativity and how each used the photo! Delightful challenge this week and looks that am not a big fan of cards, eh! Kisses!

  4. Thanks for a brilliant challenge and for the great DT work. Here's my card xx

  5. beautiful inspirations from the DT's. here is the link to my card-


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