First things first. When picking out the picture you want to use for this, you have to keep in mind a few things; A close up shot will not work, and do not use a picture in which you're showcasing the background image. Find a photo with a somewhat busy, unimportant background.
Print two copies of the picture you've selected. One in color and one in black and white.
Its up to you whether you use scissors, a craft knife, or both. It all depends on the picture and how much detail you want to keep or take out. In my case I was able to do all of the cutting with my trusty Tim Holtz scissors from Tonic Studios. :o)
Once you're done cutting your color copy, you should have something like this. We're almost there, bare with me...
Adhere some pop dots to the back of the cut-out color copy
And place it on top of the black and white copy aligning it to the image, so the cut-out matches the picture thats under.
Here's an angle shot so you can see the effect a little better.
That wasn't too hard, right? This is such a great way to add a little dimension to your pages and a perfect way to give more definition to your photo.
And here's the finished layout... I used Sassafras's Amplify line, and applied this technique on all three pictures.
I just saw this morning in scrapreview.com that Imaginisce is releasing a scooter line next week! and its super cute!!!! oh, get this; scooters AND dogs... Check it out here, isn't it adorable? Now I've been hanging on to these pictures for over a year now, not really knowing what to do with them until Amplify came along. Don't get me wrong, I think the colors work great, I'm not complaining, but a scooter line? and come to find it just the next day I made this, that's just wrong. I guess we're just going to *have* to rent another scooter soon babe! :oP Gotta love scrapbooking, it gives me excuses to do all sorts of fun stuff... hehe