My grandfather was an amateur photographer and when I made this I was thinking of his cameras. I used a childhood photo of my Mom to embellish the card, since this die lends itself well to adding photos to the card. This is an XL die, so you need the Extended Cutting Pads. Place the die on top of one pad, the paper to be die cut on the die and the second cutting pad on top, before you run it through your Big Shot or Vagabond.
On the die, you'll find the basic card shape, as well as the various parts and details of the camera, so that you can die cut the parts from different surfaces and piece together. I die cut the lens from Mirrored Sheet, and the metallic parts from card stock covered with foil tape. To add texture, I scratched into the foil tape with a needle tool, before distressing the metal parts with Black Soot paint. The lens was adhered with foam dots. I used Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock for the cardbase and for the striped paper. The latter was embossed in the Collage Notebook embossing folder and sanded to reveal the kraft core.
The flash was also die cut from Mirrored Sheet and I glued rhinestones on top.
The card base was sanded to make it look like an old worn camera. Here you can also see some more metal parts. The viewfinder is also a mirror. The Retro Camera Card would also be a great interactive element for scrapbooking layouts, to hide journaling or give space to more photos.
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Other Supplies Used:
- Kraft-Core cardstock by Tim Holtz Core'dinations
- Mirrored Sheet by Tim Holtz Idea-ology
- Metal Foil Tape Sheets by Ranger
- Black Soot Distress Paint by Ranger
- Label Letters, Chit Chat stickers by Tim Holtz Idea-ology