Monday, May 28, 2012

Insta-Smile

The minute I saw this color combo for ColourQ Challenge #138, my thoughts immediately went to the Instagram icon! I realized today that the ColourQ challenge ended yesterday (oops), but went ahead with the card anyway:)
I have to admit that I don't tweet, I'm barely on Facebook, and am just learning to appreciate Pinterest. That said, there's something about Instagram that is so much fun! {I guess it's the 70's child in me} This card was pretty easy to put together! Just a matter of cutting the pieces and assembling. To get a 3D look for the lens, I used fun foam sheets. To cut the rings for the lens, I used my nesting circle dies. (By the way, foam circle frames are great to use with shaker cards. A post for another day:) I ended up using 3 layers of fun foam (1 tan circle, 2 black rings).
I didn't have quite the sentiment I wanted, so I printed one off on the computer and stamped the heart over the sentiment. If you're not an Instagram fan, the design can easily be adapted to any type of camera.
A camera card seems to be fitting for Memorial Day (here in the States). Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
{Aloha, jj}

Paper: Cover Smooth White 100 lb 188091 (International Paper), Kraft, Aqua (Mark's Finest Papers), Red, Mustard (Recollections), Foam
Ink: Strawberry (Fresh Ink), White gel pen (Sakura)
Stamp: Heart-A Little Lovin (Paper Smooches)
Font: Rockwell Extra Bold
Tools: Corner Chomper, Canvas IP (PTI)
Dies: Nesting circles, large and small (Spellbinders)

28 comments:

  1. Seriously, you do die cuts like nobody else. Love this card and it's retro vibe

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  2. I'm seriously in love with your card...I've seen people makes cakes like the instagram app but a card!!! Why didn't I think of that! How cool :0)
    I need to try cutting foam with dies, i love the dimension you get.
    Jenny x

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  3. you are so creative!! love this

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  4. Not much on FB...
    don't Tweet...
    hopelessly addicted to Pinterest...
    and LOVE Instagram!!
    Not as much as this fabby creation though...
    you're so creatively genius!! :)
    LOVE IT!!

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  5. You must stop the insanity. Another incredible card.

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  6. LOVE it. LOVE IT. This is just too brilliant! I love how you always give us a couple of tips for the tricky parts...just in case we're crazy enough to try it too ;) lol I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week :)

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  7. This is a seriously cute card. I love it, and it makes me want to go see what instagrams are all about. I only read about it when they were acquired by facebook--that is how out of the social network I am. But, this card is just the cutest thing.

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  8. Awesome. Seriously awesome! I'd love to spend a day inside your mind (I know that sounds kinda wrong but I hope you get what I mean! LOL!)
    Hugs!
    x

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  9. Gonna have to check out this Instagram thing because if it's even half as fun as this brilliant card then it is gonna rock! Love the idea of using the foam too.

    Hope you guys had a lovely long weekend and that the rest of the week is good!

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  10. i have been visiting your blog for a bit now - and I had to stop and comment. this is just wonderful. I love your take on things not to mention your precision/execution - this card is just another example of it. gorgeous wonderful and fun.
    from another NoVa girl here :-)

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  11. You're a little die cut genius! ;) This is so adorable and clever! LOVE it!

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  12. So super-cool! I love seeing cards I've never seen before. The fun foam works so well here. Just LOVE it!!

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  13. Such a brilliant card JJ, this is one of the newer modern icons of the 21st century, you created this with your usual panache! Fantastic card!

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  14. J J I love your oh so creative card and camera! Brilliant! My son is so into cameras and photography cant wait to make a card for him, using your ideas. I will give you all the credit. :) Love this! TFS

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  15. This is just so clever and creative...love how you turned a card into a camera, just too dang cute!

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  16. You know how I feel about you and your cards!!! Congrats! I called it!

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  17. Your work is just so amazing. I wanted to stop by and say congrats on being in the top 20 at Gallery Idol! So much fun, good luck!

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  18. congrats on being the top 20!

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  19. I seriously squealed when I saw your picture in the top 20! Holy moly, girl, you are going to knock their socks off :) I can't wait to stick your voting widget on my page & watch you take it all the way, babay :)

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  20. I love all your cards!! Congrats on the top 20!!

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  21. WAYYY awesome, JJ! I love it!! You are THE die cutter. :) Congrats on the GI Top 20! I'm such a fan of your work (and now officially following). :)

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  22. Congrats on making Gallery Idol Top 20! Your card is FABULOUS! This camera card is amazing!

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  23. JJ congrats on making the top 20! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in round 2!!!

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  24. Seriously amazing!! I love it!! Don't suppose you fancy sending it to me do you?!

    Congrats on making Top 20! I am definitely in some talented company!!

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  25. This is rad!

    thanks for sharing!

    Team Craftwell

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!