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A Tribute to Windmills for the Inventor

2 windmills

By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Border flourish (Magenta)
Crackle (JudiKins)
Old windmill ( B & J Art Stamps)
2 pieces white card stock (Georgia Pacific)
Black text weight
Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
Soot Black Distressed Ink (Ranger)
Water mister
Layering rulers
Heat gun or craft iron
Glue (Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue)


There are two versions of this particular black and white photo card:  full and cropped.

2 windmills

Full photo version directions:

  1. Cut white cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Fold in half to create a card measuring 4.25" x 5.5".
  2. Sponge black dye ink around edges of photo.
  3. Using Soot Black Distressed ink, stamp crackle image on a piece of white cardstock.  Mist heavily, causing the ink to spread out, halting  the process with a heat gun or craft iron.  You can remist if it has not spread enough.
  4. Layer photo over crackle image and cut a border using laying ruler.  Sponge edge with black ink. 
  5. Attach the crackle/photo layers to black text weight paper and trim to a narrow border using layering rulers.
  6. Stamp the flourish border image around all four edges of card base, using black dye ink.  Sponge edges.
  7. Attach your layered photo to center of card base.


Cropped version directions:

  1. Follow steps 1 through 4 for full version.
  2. Using black ink, stamp the windmill image in the lower right corner of the card base.
  3. Sponge around the edges with black ink.
  4. Attach photo layer to upper left of card base.  It can cover parts of your stamped image.

TIP:  If your stamps and photos will work together in a scrap book, they will probably work together on a card.


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3 Responses »

  1. Shelly, I really love this card! Great use of photos with stamps!

  2. how do you come up with these ideas? This is great!

  3. Did you take the photo at your place? Very striking, Lady!