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ATC Vintage Photography Representing Rochester NY and George Eastman's Kodak





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I decided to participate in an ATC swap with an assigned group from Scrapdaworld with T'mika for the month of August ( Happy Birthday Tmika!!). This is my first time participating in this group, and I dove right in to make the ATC's with the theme: Represent Your State.
I decided to go with a Vintage theme, and Retro Cameras as Upstate NY is best known for Rochester N.Y. being the Imaging Capital of the World. My take on this, is the invention of Film Photography by George Eastman and Kodak.
The first thing I did was set my eyes on a vintage camera as a focal point, and I then came across the perfect image to use!! A young lady taking a selfie with a vintage camera, in front of a full-length mirror. This is a stunning photograph, and it shows her in full vintage glam, wearing a feather headdress, and a gorgeous beaded gown. Needless to say, I LOVE VINTAGE PHOTOS!!



I used my Cricut's Print & Cut feature to get this lovely lady onto some heavyweight cardstock, backed with sturdy chipboard, and also embellished her dress with glass microbeads. Her beautiful headdress also got a little glitter on it to stand out. (Tutorial video above) 
I then also used my Cricut to make a plume from heavy white cardstock, that I embellished with Glossy Accents, Superfine Glitter, Cream Enamel,and Silver Vinyl. The result was a super shiny and glimmered feather, reminiscent of the 20's headpiece. To tie it all together, I also added two embellishments in black and white embossed in silver glimmer and white tinsel glitter. That was the perfect place to add the Vintage Camera photo that I also embellished in order to give it an enameled look. I LOVED the results!!


All of the pieces got a trim in gold paint, and then I embellished the bags with matching toppers. The toppers were made with dies from my stash, and the word Smile, cut with a Little Yellow Bicycle die, out of black cardstock topped with Gold Washi Tape. The top layer is backed with Vellum that is sprinkled in glitter, and a white card base. 


I also added name tags made from Chipboard that I painted, stamped, embossed, and added their names in calligraphy with gold and black inks.




All of these little pretty packages have a little gift of words in Gold and Silver vinyl that they may use as they like, and are rimmed in gold Washi tape to give it a finished look. 
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope that you have enjoyed my little project!

Here is my assembly tutorial video:


Be inspired, Be Blessed- Raquel


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