Day 27: Pick out pretty photographs from your files, scale the photo to work with your cards, print them onto nice, heavy, smooth paper, trim them and glue to ready-made folded cards of different colors. Easy, huh?
I needed an easy project for today and had this one in mind. I like to take photos when I’m out on a weekend hiking or visiting a beautiful garden or farm. I share the photos with friends and that’s about it. Using them for cards is a way to enjoy them again and give them new purpose.
The photo of plums on the upper right was taken on a visit to Green String Farm in Petaluma, CA. with Rem. I took the pictures of the tangerines and dates and the colander of raspberries when I assisted Tom Hudgens with a series of seasonal cooking classes. The icelandic poppy pictured below is from Filoli, a beautiful estate and garden in Woodside, CA that I like to stroll around with a friend. These pictures are all connected with good memories and it is a pleasure seeing them and using them.
You could fold colored card stock (cut an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet in half for two cards) and use that, but I had cards left from this great assorted box of 50 textured cards in various colors with envelopes that I got at Michaels a few years ago and they were ready to go. The brand is is DCWV or Die Cuts With a View.
I wanted to try something – I signed my first initial with my last name and the year on the front of the cards. About halfway through I decided I didn’t like how it looked on the front of the card so for the remaining cards, I left it off. Which way do you prefer? The inside of all the cards is blank.
The finishing touch is a signature or initials on the back of the card. I have a wonderful rubber stamp I received as a gift (thanks, Carson!) that came from the Etsy shop called Love to Create Stamps. I stamped it in grey ink on white paper then added some color, cut them out and adhered them to the back of the cards.
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