Thursday, March 22, 2012

Camera Card


 Back of the card
 Lens Cap
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and just known what you have to make. Well this was the card that came to me a few years ago and I just got up the next day and made it. I got a phone call last night from one of the crafters in Dungarvan reminding me about this card and I just had to dig it out and show you.

If you look carefully you can see that its just all about shapes. A folded rectangle of card that has been cornered at the edges to soften the shape. Circles for the lens lifted with black 3D foam between each layer to give the telescopic look to the lens, finished up with a circular frame with Silver card behind it to give the actual lens look. Punches was used to make the holders for the ribbon and the view lens at the top.

For the back of the card I made a false back to hide my punched pieces and secure them. I have pulled the back so its a bit loose so you can see in the photos how everything fits in. I made up the  back buttons with square punched pieces and a silver pen. The back central panel with the acetate is actually lifted up with 3D foam around the edges so that a photograph can be fitted in as part of the card.

The lens cap is two circles that trap the ribbon between them. If I made this card again in the future I would put a magnet in the middle of these pieces of card and a magnet behind the silver Lens on the front of the camera so that the lens cap would stay on the card :)

This has got to be one of my top ten favorite cards that I have ever made, I hope you like it too. Just think of how many people would love to get a card tailored to match the camera they have. Cool right :) By the way Sharon if you are reading this, yes it is the card you were meant to receive 2 years ago that I couldn't bear to part with!!!! lol.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes - Just Keep on Creating challenge at . This is their first Challenge and my first ever Challenge entry so I reckon that's a good way for me to start out taking the plunge into the world of Blog Challenges. Go on take the plunge with me and put in an entry :)

Happy Crafting everyone.


  1. WOW what a Fantastic card, Love it....

  2. Wow it's brilliant! Hope you are well, hugs Teresa xx

  3. Wow brilliant what a great card xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Fabulous, this is just brilliant, love it xx

  5. my goodness this is amazing love it xjudithx

  6. Really fab card, I love the 3d elements
    Lindsay xx

  7. This is so clever Cliona !!

    hugs Diane xx

  8. Hi hun there is a award for you on my blog xx

  9. this is one very very clever project, I absolutely love it.

    I was hoping you would consider entering this project at Anything goes Just keep on creating. It's just so different and I am sure everyone will be totally inspired by it.

    1. Thank you so much, you have given me the nudge I needed to enter a Challenge. I have been way to nervous to do it before. I have now entered and it was so much easier then I thought. Thanks Suz.

  10. I wasn't sure if you would mind me asking you to enter your amazing camera creation. I have had another look at it and it's amazing, I just love everything about it. You should really enter challenges, your work is great.

    Thanks so much for entering your work at Just keep on creating, I hope you will keep on entering your unique and amazing work. I'll say it again, I love the camera :)

  11. WOW this is amazing. so much detail. Love it

  12. Oh my! This is amazing! I hope that I wake in the middle of the night with one of these sorts of ideas! This is brilliant! Thanks so for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    hugs and blessings from Australia,

  13. Hi Cliona,
    Hope all is well. Just letting you know that you are one of the featured artists for this card over at Just keep on creating. This is such a clever project, absolutely love it.There is a badge you can display on your blog, c'mon over when you get the chance :)