Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cards, Cards, Cards

Happy December everyone!  This post has several cards that I have made to to showcase different techniques and coloring even a few photo taking tips. The first card has paper piecing, it was used for the Cinema Saturday Challenge "Clueless".  The second card is a Digital Owl from Ink Wink Stamps.  I colored it using Copic Markers.  The background is a cloud technique.  Here is the best step by step  tutorial I have found, it is also how I learned.  Next is a Door from Gina K's "Life's Journey" stamp set again colored with Copic Markers.  The bushes beside the door have been accented with Flower Soft.  The last card has cupcakes from Stampin' Up's "The More the Merrier".  They have been "frosted" with liquid applique. I used Movers and Shapers to make the scalloped opening then the scalloped oval punch for the sentiment.  The tablecloth was made using Stampin' Up's  Fancy Scalloped Border.  Now, for better photo's ALWAYS be aware of your background.  When possible try to use natural light not direct to the point of casting shadows but from an angel (this means not right under the sun).  Try taking pictures in the spot you like best at different times of day to see when your lighting is best.  Little easels can be found in most craft stores.  It is nice to have a few different one's to complement the card you have made.  Hope this has been helpful!
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