Hambly screens...what to do with them? I think they are cool...yes I have heard that the company is closing. Darn! I hate to hear that any company has to close. Anyways...I had this idea that started with the Silhouette image catalog. Someone is designing card frames with images welded to it. My thought was "I know how to do that!". So, it wasn't as straight forward as I thought it would be, but I figured it out. I designed it to fit a 3" x 4" card. All those cute journaling cards that Echo Park makes...that was what I was thinking about. Then the Hambly Screen Art card showed up......perfect!
The hardest part of this card was finding the right background paper...something that would let all the intricate designs show up from both the screen and the paper frame.
I started with a couple of images from the Silhouette library. I drew the rectangle, rounded the corners, then welded the butterfly to the frame. The leaves are from a bird sitting on a branch. I cut the bird part off, then welded the leaves to the frame. Then I created a compound path. Oh...when you weld all the details to the butterfly disappear. Grrrr...so I ungrouped another copy of the image, removed the outside line and then regrouped the inside details...which I just placed on top of my welded image. It works...probably a more elegant way to do this...maybe.
I glued the paper frame to the Hambly screen with Crystal Effects. The "Be Happy" strip is from Echo Park's Hello Summer...the word phrase actually curves the opposite way. It took some finessing, but it works, in my opinion :). The background paper is the new October Afternoon Cakewalk line.
That's it! What do you think? Is it too busy? I am liking it :).