Monday, November 16, 2009

Pretty Packaging - A Creative Photo Card

Hello everyone!  Hope you're enjoying this new week.  We have unseasonably warm temperatures right now...but we saw a bunny tonight sporting all-white fur...so we're thinking that snow won't be too far away. (sob!) 

Speaking of those icy temperatures coming.  I have a pretty Stair Stepper Card to show you that also doubles as a great photo card.  This project was designed by my SU Demo Susan, so I can't take credit for the design, just the stamping (wink!)



What I really like about this project is that it combines a number of techniques, the Stair Step fold, the mirror image technique and a picture, so it would be perfect for those special people that you want to send a special Christmas picture to.  Now ideally it would be a cozy outdoor picture in the snow (didn't have any snow), or in front of the fire place or the Christmas Tree (not up yet)....so you'll just have to do with this picture of my trio on the first day of school this year. 

Here's a closer picture of the mirroring.  We used acetate to do the double image. And the blue sponging leaving the middle unsponged really gives it a lovely glow. 



And the great news, it still fits in an A2 envelope! 

Have a great day!  See you tomorrow!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post, Snowflakes set? ;  Ink:  Basic Black, Bordering Blue;  Paper:  Bordering Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White;  Accessories:  Scorer, Sponge, Acetate, Snowflake Punch, Blossom Punch, silver brad

13 comments:

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the design, the stamping is stunning. Perfect to show the family off.

Hugs Debbie xx

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful stair step card, Christine!! I love the stamped scene and what beautiful children you have!!

Willy's creations said...

Beaautiful step card you made..very nice.

Hugs,Willy

Marisa said...

Kids grow up waaaay too quickly....! You have a lovely brood :D The step card is great and I just love the mirrored card - the white in the middle is perfect!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh my, is that ever beautiful, Christine! What a treasured gift this will be!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE this!!....that mirror stamping is so beautiful, especially with the glow around the image. I haven't made one of these stair-step cards yet, but after seeing this I REALLY want to. What a GREAT gift for grandparents!

leenda said...

Gorgeous card! What a fabulous way to share a family photo! Your children are adorable!

Rose Ann said...

Your photo card is so gorgeous, Denise!! I love your beautiful deer, and your photo of the kids is wonderful!!

Emily said...

Christine! What a gorgeous stair step card!!

Traci M said...

Your family is so sweet, and I love the mirroring on your scene!! What a gorgeous creation, and come on over if you want snow...we just got another storm here in Colorado!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Would you please explain how you did this?? or is there a web site that would explain it that I could go to?
Thank you, Mary L Schreiber

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful this is! What a wonderful idea for a photo card. I just love it, Christine!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your mirror scene is stunning! And your children are just darling! What a wonderful way to display your photo.