Thursday, May 17, 2012

Snapshots of Paris (DT Technique by Jennifer WIllis)

Snapshots of Paris by Jennifer Willis


Today I would like to share with you a technique to create faux snapshots for your card. Ages ago there were cameras that instantly took a picture and magically spit it out within seconds. These little gems were so much fun remember the moment with. To create your own snapshots like mine, you will need the Eiffel Tower and Absinthe images from the Frantic Stamper collection, white card stock, your preferred coloring tools and background paper (paper featured today is from Kaisercraft's These Days collection titled Ancestry).

I have created two different size snapshots for my card. This is to give you an idea of how versatile this technique can be. The Absinthe image will fit in the smaller size snapshot while the Eiffel tower is a bit taller image. To begin I like to stamp my image before trimming it out, I often miss the mark when trying to hit the center of my stamping surface. Stamp the Absinthe image and trim to 3" x 3".  Cut the mat from white card stock to 3.25" x 4.25". Adhere the stamped image to the mat, centering between the left and right sides and about 1/8" from the top of the mat. I colored my image with copics. Don't forget the background color - I could image this couple sitting on a sidewalk somewhere in Paris having an afternoon drink, so I went with a blue sky.

Stamp the Eiffel Tower image and cut the image to 4" x 4". Cut a mat to 5" x 5.25". Again you will want to center the image between the left and right sides about 1/8" from the top leaving about 1 1/8" of the lower area of the mat exposed. Now you have your snapshots!

When coloring this image I wanted to make sure it looked like a photograph by adding some clouds to a blue sky and extending the bushes to the edges of the paper. A personal touch can be added to the card by handwriting a sentiment on the lower edge of the snapshot, which also adds a bit of authenticity.

To create the card, I used a brown card stock for the base, cutting it to 6" x 6", matted the green side of the Kaiser paper (cut to 5.75" x 5.75"). Adhere the Eiffel Tower snapshot at an angle and the add the strip from the bottom of the printed paper. Adhere the second snapshot at an angle and add some brads in the corners of the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit!


  1. Anonymous4:44 PM

    what a great technique!

  2. This is very cool!!! Love it

  3. thank you for the wonderful comments!