Sunday, February 13, 2011
I wanted to do something the teeny tiniest bit crafty/personal for Hank's Valentine exchange and I remembered seeing this somewhere in the blogiverse a couple of years ago. I can't remember where; if anyone recognizes it I'll give credit. So stone cold easy. The picture is pretty much its own how-to.
Edited to add: Aha! It looks like this technique comes from Alissa at 24/7/365. Cool.
I took several pictures of Hank holding his arm out in various ways. You want your kid to hold his hand forward from his body so it will appear bigger in the frame. Here was the picture I liked best.
Then I had prints made this afternoon, and used a sharp knife to cut little slits in the photos. That part takes some finessing. Then I slid the suckers in and bibbity bobbity bang. Trompe l'oeil, doncha know.
We're writing little messages on the back. I think this could be classed up by mounting the whole thing on cardstock, leaving a little border for the child's name to go on the front. However, the round lolly does deform the picture a little and it might be hard to get it to glue flat.
Also, Mama has to watch Big Love tonight and we're all about the simplicity of this project as you see it here. I think it's cute. Maybe it will get a smile out of the kids.
Happy Valentine's Day, lovers!