Just popping in to share a card I made for my Sister-in-Law who celebrated her birthday earlier this week.
I love using this stitched window die for shakers and have used it twice before, here and here.
I started with a panel slightly smaller than my card base, die cut the window and stamped the sentiment below. I then marked the card base, through the window with a pencil so I knew where the stamping area would be. Some acetate was adhered to the reverse of the window. I then simply stamped some balloons, sprinkled some shaker bits over the stamped area, added some foam strips to my panel and then adhered to the base, trapping the 'bits' inside.
- Die: MFT Die-namics - Peek-a-boo window
- Stamps: Altenew - Beautiful Lady; Papermania - Relations (serif); Clearly Besotted - Let's Party
- Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Peony, Lagoon Blue, Hyacinth
- Shaker Elements: Cosmic Shimmer - Glitter Jewels in Iced Snow; mini silver stars from stash
You may have noticed a couple of additions to the photos in this post. I've been wanting to add some staging to my pics for a while to make them a bit more interesting so have recently bought a few props. For some time now I've been looking out for a wooden board of some kind to stand my cards on and finally found one last weekend, just by chance when I was in Dunelm Mill of all places. I've also now bought a selection of artificial flowers and mini succulents so hope to start using those soon. These photos just have the wooden board and a mercury glass vase with some artificial hydrangeas which I have in my lounge.
This is where I take all my card photos, on a cupboard in an alcove of my lounge using my wallpaper as a background as it's a neutral colour and has some texture to it. I use a daylight lamp for all my pictures as I mostly craft in the evenings and this takes away the 'yellow' of the artificial light. I have recently bought an LED desk lamp for illuminating my work area but it's a pain to keep moving it so will probably continue using my existing one for my photography.
So, nothing fancy, and I don't have an expensive camera nor would I know how to use one. All my photos are taken using my Samsung mobile phone and I use free online software, PicMonkey to tweak any exposure issues and add my watermarks. It works for me and hopefully with the help of my new props I can make my photos better.
That's all for today...Happy Sunday!