Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card: Opéra de Paris

Black can be soooo hard to photograph.  Observe a case in point.  This picture really doesn't do this card justice.  The card was for the birthday of my musically gifted (though not operatic) friend, Steve.


I used my Silhouette SD to cut the scroll frame out of copper metallic paper and it was adhered to the black card stock with glossy acrylic medium.  I then painted over the entire surface with the glossy medium twice, letting it dry between coats.  The gloss has a really nice look and, just like stain brings out the grain in wood, the gloss medium brought out the metallic of the metallic paper.  A window was cut in the card stock and the photo was mounted from the inside.  The vintage postcard image of the Paris Opera was free from The Graphics Fairy and you can upload it from this link.
If the card was a little beat up it would look just like an antique souvenir from the Paris Opera House!

Paper and Card Stock
black card stock (Bazzill)
copper metallic paper (Paper and More - paperandmore.com)
glossy ink jet photo paper (HP)
Silhouette Shape
frame_flourish_1413
Clip Art
Paris Opera (The Graphics Fairy)
Aditional Supplies
Glossy Acrylic Medium (Liquitex)

1 comment:

Sarah Hall said...

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