Saturday, 1 February 2014

Getting Snappy!

Hello! 

Oh my! Can you believe its February already!?! Craziness!!

How has your week been? I had such a beautiful day yesterday - the weather was just miserable but I got to see Kathryn and Euan. They brought an awesome book (which has given me an idea for a super cool card - going to have a play around today) and some fun cars too! I had great time playing with the cars! He also showed me his fab walking skills - last time I saw him was just before Christmas and he was literally just taking his first steps! Oh he is just such a little cutie!! It was really great to catch up with Kat too. In the evening my friend Sam came over for dinner, we had a delicious homemade stirfry, played a bit of Wii and just hung out! I truly feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life!

So, earlier this week I said I'd made my dad a pretty cool card (in my opinion) for his birthday and promised I'd show it later this week. Seeing as its gotten around to Saturday and its the end of the week, I thought I'd better show you folks what I made! 

For anyone who doesn't know my dad.... He is totally NUTS and taking photos! He hardly goes anywhere without a camera in hand or slung over his shoulder. Now, I love taking photos but not to the extreme of taking thousands in a day!! Anyway, what better card for my daddy than a camera!!

(I'd just like to note, I do love Dad very much despite is obsessive photo taking!!)



Stamp Set: Simply Sketched, Around the World
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Window Sheet, Gumball Green
Big Shot: Circles Framelits
Punch: Itty Bitty Circle, Owl Builder, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Envelope Punch Board
Embellishments: Jumbo Rhinestone
Other: White Gel Pen, Blender Pen

Before any camera enthusiasts criticise me for my inaccurate camera, I know it's not exactly right but I followed the basics of my camera and added/removed bits at my discretion. I tried to add enough details to make it interesting and fun but not too much to send me crackers punching tiny little details.

If you were wondering what else, apart from super cool envelopes, the envelope punch board can make, how about a camera?! Its perfect for making the little tab at the top here! 



The lens was a bunch of circles cut with the framelits and stacked using dimensionals (these were actually rogue black dimension pads left from before I joined Stampin' Up! I've got to admit the black came in handy as they really blend in well!)



The cameras from the set Around the World came in very handy for a little stamping embellishment for the inside. I'm glad I saw them in my stack of stamps as I almost forgot I had them! 



I got a recent family photo my dad took of us all, he's not much into taking selfies so this is a rare photo he is actually in too! I just sized it and printed it to fit the back where the LCD screen would be!



All the little details are hand drawn using a white gel pen.

I hope you're having a nice weekend. I'm home alone today as Stuart is at a stag party for his friend Tim who is getting married soon. I think its going to be a day of pottering and crafting for me! 

Happy Stampin',

8 comments:

  1. This is STINKIN' ADORABLE! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, wow, wow!! I'm sure your Dad was equally wowed, Amanda - this is incredible!! I'm blown away by all the details, and how realistic looking your camera is. If you'd like to share a tutorial - I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like it! :)

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    1. Aw thanks, you're very kind Deborah! I'm glad you like it. I have a few modifications I'd do if I was making it again so perhaps I will put together a tutorial. Watch this space! :) x

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  3. Wow, wow, wow!! I'm sure your Dad was equally wowed, Amanda - this is incredible!! I'm blown away by all the details, and how realistic looking your camera is. If you'd like to share a tutorial - I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like it! :)

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  4. All I can say is AWESOME! it looks real to me. Mt Dh is an avid photographer and would love a card like this. I will not even attempt to recreate this one!

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    1. Thanks. Its really a lot easier than it looks! I'll be putting together a tutorial for this card with lots of photos and instructions if you're interested! x

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  5. Hi Amanda,
    THANKS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH for your special idea!!! I took as a template for a present (a camera;-) !) - Because of "a last minute" project the result is nice but not so many details as your master-project!!!
    In the next days I ^ll go and visit you on your blog - weekend is nearly there - I hope there is some time!!!
    Many thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend!!
    Bye! Uta.

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