Saturday, June 26, 2010

Striped Flowers

I tried a new technique for this card. I put the distress inks in stripes on the paper and then I stamped and embossed the image in white on top of the inked up paper. This card looks much better in real life. I really need to learn how to better use my camera.  :)  Anyone have any tips? 

Hope you're having a great weekend!

supplies: Hero Arts stamp, notecard and button, Martha Stewart punch, TH Distress Inks


  1. This is gorgeous, Kathy! I love the varied colors of the flowers! As for the camera tips, do you have any editing software that comes with the camera? I think slightly brighter lighting and cropping (even edges for all 4 sides)could easily enhance this photo. I used Picnik (has to have Pro account, I think) to edit my cards. Something to think about...let me know if you have any qustions.

  2. Gorgeous! Love this!...
    Yes, I agree with Virginia... I think making the lighting or white balance brighter always makes a big differece when photographing cards.
    But you really did a great job with that inking. Such a cool technique! :)

  3. Great rainbow effect! I find that white balance on Gimp (a free photo editing download) makes a huge difference. Love your card!! :)

  4. What a neat effect, Kathy! Love these colors! Beautiful card!

  5. Great new technique, really love the gradient look on the flowers! Beautiful effect!

  6. beautiful card, love this technique!!

    (I like to put my photo in Flickr and then edit the image with picnic. This way I can crop and adjust the colour. You can also sharpen the image too which always makes cards look great! Then I add the photo to my blog.) :)


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