I had this idea to create a concertina card which displays different elements in a interesting 3D format.
So I designed the fold on a scratch paper and then used my card stock to replicate it.
I stamped out all the images and coloured in with Copic markers, the palm tree was stamped twice and coloured since I needed another extra branch to make it look fuller..
I used masks to create the waves and the sun, I also added an extra layer of waves so that I could tuck the fish behind it to give it more dimension:-)
( Hero Arts blog has a great video on this technique which I came across, the sweet Lisa Spangler demonstrates it:-), check it out! )
The sand is a little vial of white sand from Maldives I picked up from a gift shop from my last trip there, it also has little bits of coloured particles in it to add some interest. I used my Tombow mono multi glue and glued it down in a nice layer.. This is the first time I am using this particular glue, it's really good! Holds down the sand real well.
Here are the close ups,
The main image doesn't show the fish very clearly as my smart camera didn't like to focus on it!!
If anyone knows how to photograph it in a nicer way focusing on all the images please drop me a comment, I would be eternally grateful :-)
Hero arts stamp: Lets Chill
Distress Ink: Tumbled glass, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed
Would love to hear your comments and tips on photographing a card like this.