Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mother's Day Cards/Five for Friday

For our Mother's Day cards, we will be doing a version of this post from last year.

I love the illusion that these sweet photo cards create. When you think the arm and fist have jumped right out of the photo, you'll be doing a double take!
 
Step 1/Pose
Have your subject stand with an outstretched arm and tight fist. Their arm should angle upward, with your camera being higher than their head. 
Step 2/Shoot
To enhance the illusion, take your shot with your camera close to their fist, so that it looks out of proportion to the size of their head.
Step 3/Cut
After printing your 4X6 photo, using a utility knife, cut small slots, slightly inside the top and bottom of the fist.
Step 4/Insert
 Weave a flower, handmade or real, through the two openings. 

Step 5
Mount the photo on cardstock or construction paper for a finished touch.
My students made these cards for Mother's Day. They would also make great birthday cards, get well cards, thank you cards etc.  I have seen them with lollipops for Valentines' Day as well. What other ideas do you have? How about a candy cane at Christmas time?

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Mother's Day!

Link up time with Kasey!

8 comments:

  1. I love the cards! Such a neat and creative idea!

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  2. How awesome are those Mother's Day cards?!!! I can't wait to try them out with my kiddos! Thanks for the idea!

    Erin

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    1. Thanks Erin! Good luck. Let me know how it goes.
      ~Brenda

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  3. Those cards are so cute! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!
      ~Brenda

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  4. LOVE these cards. Thanks for the photo taking tips! Pin!! See you around! Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Have a very Happy Mother's Day!
      ~Brenda

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