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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Say Cheese!

Our Greek Son-in-Law's 40th birthday is coming soon.  He is in the printing business and a lot of his work involves taking photos.  

I have made him a card using PTI's Shutter bug stamp and die set.  I think my texted paper is Basic Grey but I'm not entirely sure as it had fallen out of the pack.  The "40" and the polaroid images are cut from a DCWV stack.   I stamped a Fiskars "Smile in white ink on the polaroid and added a pull out tag where the photo would come out of the camera.   The die to cut the camera comes with this pull out together with the "pull here" phrase.

I am hoping that when pulled it reads in Greek "Say Cheese" and something like "Wait for the Birdie"  which is what the Greeks would actually say instead of "Say Cheese".   I cut out an extra front of my camera and mounted it on a 'book leaves' construction.  You can't really see it in the photo but it is intended to mimic the concertina extension of a camera like this as seen in the picture below.
I am entering my card into the "Anything Goes" challenges at 
and the "Literary Inspiration" Challenge at Make My Monday
I have a choice of literary inspiration...
"An Imperfect Lens" by Anne Richardson Roiphe, or
"Shutter Island" by Denis Lehane, or
"Snapshots" by Joyce Carol Oates and Janet Berliner


Jane said...

I am sure your son in law will love it! You've done an amazing job.

heidy said...

Fab card Lesley,he will love it!!
XXX Heidy

Heather said...

A fantastic card Lesley, superb papers, a great detail and such a wonderful camera with your fun hidden message.
Don't ask me which are Basic Grey - I dropped my whole box full that fell apart - now I haven't a clue who's who!!!
Heather xx

Turtle In The Sand said...

So interesting. I love the pull out Greek sentiment. Your SIL should feel well loved by the thought put into this BD card.

coops said...

so stunning Lesley. I love your vintage colours and really fab design :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is fab Lesley. Love the vintage design.

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Great design and details, this is fabulous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mynn xx said...

What a cool card! LOVE the pull down--so clever! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Tracy said...

Awesome idea for your sil's card and I totally love that you added the concertina fold for dimension Lesley. Great card! Hugs!

Francesca said...

What a fantastic creation
thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge


Jules said...

Wow Lesley!!

I am always intrigued when I come to visit your blog as you make such inspirational cards.

They always have special quirky (in a good way) elements and features that are clearly so well thought out and personal to the recipient.

When you make something so special and personal it must be so hard to follow it up the next year!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. Pleased you chose the Hubster over the craft stash!! LOL!!

Céline said...

fab masculine card Lesley, really stunning

Mrs A. said...

what a perfect card for your son in law. I'm loving it and it is not even for me!! Only 3 more overs!!! hugs Mrs A.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! I love the images!! Really awesome idea and I know he'll just love your creative process behind this!! TFS!! HUGS :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous mans card Lesley.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous masculine card you created. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely marvelous! this card and your blog!
XO SanDee1899

Julie said...

Brilliant and innovotive as always, Lesley! I'm sure your SIL will love it! I love the dimension and the little pull out tab! Great make! Hugs,Juliexx

Cazro said...

A clever original and personal card, well done. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

Fliss said...

Thanks for joining in with our MMM literary inspiration challenge.
Fliss x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Stunning card, love the colours....

Hugs Judith