So I've been playing around with my photography skills, and I think I'm getting much better at photographing my work.
Tonight, I set up the light box I had created, but I put a simple bed sheet over it to make everything white and little softer. Note to self...I need to make sure to iron the bed sheet next time I take pictures.
I also need to find a place to photograph with natural light as my apartment has very little. I might have to better plan my creation cycles so that I take pictures at lunch during the week. I have a ton of natural light in my office, so I'm sure the pictures would look a thousand times better.
Anyway, this card is being used for two challenges - Cricut Circle Weekly and the Simon Says Stamps Resist Challenge on Lily Pad Cards.
The Cricut Circle weekly challenge was an A-B-C 1-2-3 challenge. (A) pop of (B)right (C)olor, 1 of something, 2 of something and 3 of something.
My pop of bright color is the burgundy star. It's not too bright as I kept the rest of the color more natural in the background. I didn't want to offset the tone of the card by introducing something too bright. I used 1 ribbon, 2 stars, and 3 strips of stamped-resisted paper for the background.
accessory, moon - 4.5 inches (used the big star only)
accessory, moon - 3.5 inches (used the little star only)
For the Lily Pad Cards challenge, I was asked to use a type of resist technique. I stamped with white embossing powder and then inked the white paper to create the shaded strips. I used a ton of ink pads to create the gradient effect on the strips. Here is the run down on inks:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Classic Stampin Up
Great Impressions, K93 (the big polka dots)
1 1/4 inches x 4 1/8 inches
1 3/4 inches x 4 1/8 inches5 1/4 inches x 4 1/8 inches
Because I made it a Happy Birthday card, this card will also go to the next Birthday Bundle drive with Card Cupids. The drive will be happening monthly so I have to start on my next batch to send anyway.