September 28, 2009

a hybrid card, 'Holiday Cheer'

Hi, everyone!
I just finished this hybrid card and going to join Hero Arts 'photocard' challenge this week. Strictly speaking..., I could solve one of my troubles that I 've been thiking and thinking... by getting imagination from the theme of the challenge.

 My summer holidays will be over and I'll start my work at the 1st or 2nd week of this October. I have many biz trips from next month.
 Under such situations, what annoy me most is how I make 70 or more invitation cards to send whom volunteered for the Universiade that was held in our city in 1995. I worked at the press center and sometimes volunteered at the Athletes' Village then.
 After the Universiade, we, some of volunteers met once here (near the christmas tree in the photo) at the millennium countdown, and promised to meet 10 years later. It'll be 10 yrs in this December.
- Fortunately I got an idea by HA this week's challenge, and started making super easy way to make many cards for both season's greetings and invitation for the reunion from this morning.

This is the card, 'Holiday Cheer and reunion invitation'.
This photo was taken in 1999. I rememberd so well that I took this pic over 11:00 PM. Because there were many peoples near the tree in day time or evening. 'Cos this electric christmas tree were at the passage way of an department store, renewed at the year. The tree was also its first revealing. And our city hall stands near by. So here is always a busy street, one of my favorite places in our city.

This is from another angle.
This photo doesn't have high resolution, 'cos this was taken 10 years ago. So I decided to make a little aged look card. So I changed the resolution of Digi data from 300 dpi to 150 dpi. I was so glad to find the HA Digi-Kit - HA Dictionary Page at 2 Peas. It has a brush of definition, 'Communicate' in the kit. :)

I'm going to put these parts together at the hotels where I stay by biz trips and gonna send them till the middle of this November. Really really glad that I could solve my trouble! :)

stamp used:
HA Clear Design Holiday Cheer/ CL359
HA Digi-Kit - HA Dictionary Page
K. Teague Digi-Kit Art F/X Paper Pack

other supplies:
Mat thick photo printer paper, Half mat photo printer paper
Bazzill Basics CS
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black
Ranger Distress Stickeles / Rock Candy
HA metals and clear gemstone, ribbon and thread

Thanks for looking! :)
Have a beautiful weekend and the next week!


  1. Hi Tomo! Great idea! Love this card, it is beautiful!


  2. noriです。この写真、パサージュ? だよね、きっと!
    マットの作り方、今度おしえてくださいね! 今からエントリーしますので、よろしく

  3. You're going to be one busy lady Tomo! Love your card and it's perfect for the reunion and a lovely momento of the millennium countdown.

  4. Hi Tomo, Your Card Looks Great! I've Awarded you on my blog here.

  5. I just love the thoughts and creativity behind this card!! All the best to you. And thanks for stopping by my new blog :) Means a lot to me!

  6. Lovely card! Beautiful picture and wonderful idea!

  7. Gorgeous photo card, Tomo! Love it!!

  8. Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for all your generous comments! I so appreciate you! :)

    To Nori ちゃん。そうです、パサージュ。今年の飾りつけはどんな感じなのでしょうね? 微妙に変化しているけれど、今までの中では、この写真のデコが一番好きです! マットの件、了解です。

    To Hannnah,
    Thanks for your visiting to tell me about the award! So happy to receive it from you! And I happened to find Virginia's brandnew blog there. Thank you! :)

    To Virginia:
    Thanks for your visiting in spite of you're too busy! Looking forward to seeing your many many posts there. ;)

  9. Tomo - well done on your card. I have left you an award over on my blog. I hope you don't mind,- just noted that I think Hannah has given you the same award...

  10. Hi, Dawn! Thanks for your visiting to let me know the award! I have to divulge 21 secrets about myself? Came to be in such a condition just now. ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    hugs, Tomo

  11. Hi, Jane! Thanks for your generous comment!


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