This week I want you to make a card for any occasion but it must include a photograph somewhere! The photo subject can be people, items, locations, flowers, absolutely anything so get snapping. Dont forget to check copyright if you are using someone elses photographs in your art work
This gave me the opportunity to make an Accordion Photo Card, something I’ve been meaning to have a go at for a while. It turned out ok, well I think so anyway but unfortunately it wasn’t one of the easiest things photograph so I’ll apologise now for the poor quality. I don’t know how many goes I had at trying to get the photo all in line and in the end I just gave in to defeat but hopefully you'll get the idea.
First you need to find two photos with the same orientation and resize them, in this case 9cm x 12cm and then print them onto thin glossy/photo paper. I’ve used two pictures of my dad, one when he was just six months old and the other when he was 83. Cut each photo into 1cm strips, numbering them as you go to make reassembling them a bit easier later on.
Next take a piece of thicker paper or thin card 12cm x 20cm. This will become the accordion to hold the photos. Divide the paper into 1cm segments, score all the lines and then fold the paper back and forth until you reach the end.
Now to start adding the photos.
The accordion piece should have two flat ends that will be attached to the underside of the frame. Starting at one end, pick up the first strip from one of the photos and place it in the first ‘V’ shaped space. Continue down the strip with the rest of the pieces from the first photo and then beginning at the other end place the pieces of the second photo in the same way.
Next I made a 13cm x 16cm frame by cutting a piece of Blue patterned card stock from the DCWV Old World Stack and cut an aperture in the centre the same size as the original photos. I placed the accordion strip through the aperture and secured it to the back using the two flat ends that were left.
I stamped a background of buttons onto a White card using a free rubber stamp from Craft Stamper and a Blue Iris Fluid Chalk inkpad and also stamped DAD onto some waste patterned cardstock. The frame was then mounted onto the card and held in place with a photo anchor, two square brads and a metal tag from my stash.