Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tutorial Wednesday - DIY Polaroid

Hi there!

It's is Wednesday, or hump day as some of us say.  The perfect day to get your creative juices flowing with a little tutorial. 

I created this layout based on a sketch (you can view all of the details should you should to, on my personal blog here)......
.......It was a great sketch to work with.  It originally suggested a circular photo as the focal point, but I really have a hard time doing that.  It reminds me too much of my very early scrapbooking days that just well, make me cringe.

So I decided to do a faux Polaroid as a way of incorporating a smaller photo and keeping the scale of the sketch the same, and not having  to deal with my little phobia ;)  .

 To start off with, choose a photo that you can easily trim down to 4" x 4".
  Now cut a piece of cardstock to 4" x 4.5".  Then cut at 1/4" along the top and two sides and at the 3.75" mark at the bottom edge.

You should end up with something like this, it measures 4" x 4.5" on the outside and the top and sides measure .25" thick, and the bottom edge measures .5" thick.    
 Adding it over the top of your photo makes a cute retro inspired Polaroid!  A nice little twist on a traditional mat.  And as in the case of this photo, as well as the one I used in the layout above, it reduces some of the background 'noise' to better focus on the subject.

Hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial!

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