Tuesday, 4 November 2014

A Photo And A Request

The other day I had an email from my Daughter with a photo attached. Could I make a 50th Birthday card for later this week using the attached photo. So first I took the photo into Paintshop Pro and played around with the special effects. I created a seamless tile (so I could make a backing paper), made the topper using a weave effect and flowers using the kaleidoscope effect.

After saving them as jpg images I opened MCS and set about making a card with the different pictures. I tiled the seamless photo creating a backing paper, which I mounted onto silver mirri card. Next I mounted the picture with the weave effect on silver mirri card, and mounted using foam pads. 

The flowers were copied and pasted and them re-sized so I ended up with 5, 4 and 3 cm flowers. These were then cut out, shaped and layered before adding some flat backed pearls into the centres. I tried to match the red to the red on the wing mirrors. I also added some silver leaves cut our using a Nelli Snellen punch.

Finally I cut out the name, and 50 today using some Rob Addams dies. These were cut out in Silver and Red mirri and the red placed on top of the silver for effect. The photo that my Daughter sent was of the Birthday girls own car, and I've managed to get the name onto each of the petals on the flowers. You can just see it if you look closely. Just hope she likes it now.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Aquarius said...

Very clever idea to use PSP to manipulate the photo and produce backing, main image and flowers all to match. I'm sure the recipient will just love it.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card design and fantastic work with the photo software. The flowers are a perfect match, very creative Sue ! Take care, Shirleyx

rachel said...

oh you are so clever Sue - brilliant make - and those flowers look awesome! Hugs rachel x

aussie aNNie said...

Love your gorgeous colours and fantastic card using the photo, clever girl Sue a pleasure to view..
aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

Michelle J M said...

My word Sue, this is fabulous. Just love how you put it all together, clever you. The flowers are a perfect match too. Michelle x (P.S. My blogger plays up all the time and I often lose people!!)

Sally H said...

Wow! How wonderful is that! Brilliant, and I bet she was thrilled with it!