Cards with Pictures!

October 20, 2009

I have been so busy with company the last few days, that I haven't have the time to work on cards or post anything! Today I remembered I hadn't had the time to upload this card that I made a few weeks ago, so this is perfect! I am also giving blogger's new editor a try, so far, pretty good! 

Way Back when I decided to give this card making business a try, I did it mainly because I wanted to see if I could somehow incorporate my love for photography in it, but somehow it seems to be easier to rather work with stamps than real photos! This time around though, as I was looking at the picture I took of this flower that someone brought to church on Sunday, I though this would make a nice card, I specially wanted somehow prolong the life of the flower as the lady that had it was sad already thinking it would soon die and she wouldn't be able to enjoy it anymore! So that's how the whole idea of the   card come about! 

I must say she loved it and was very happy and very thankful for it, so that was great! I printed an extra picture to put inside but one that she could remove and put on a little frame or in her fridge or wherever! I was also dying to try my new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur de Lis, so this was a great oportunity to do that!

I must say, working with the Pendant Fleur de Lis die, was NOT easy! and I don't know why nobody ever mentions that! After having so much problems with this particular die, I went to the SCS boards and discover that I wasn't the only one with the same problem! It seems you need patience, time and use CS no heavier than 65gr, other wise because of the intricate design it is VERY difficult to cut! I still love it though, but so you know!

STAMPS: None, image used is my personal picture!
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU pretty in pink and DP Basic Grey Porcelain.
INK: Rangers Distress Ink Tattered Rose
OTHER: SU Photo Corners and Tag Punches, Spellbinders Shapebalities Pendants Fleur de Lis, Martha Steward Punch, Ribon and Pearls.



Happycrafter said...

Wow! I love all your cards, but this is one of the best. Great use of the picture, and the embelishment--stiching/little pearls/spellbinder die and decoration on the inside are all fab. I can imagine the recipient was in awe :-)

Martine said...

ooooo loving all of your cards, so elegant :), Thankyou for the kind comment on my blog, you asked about a font i used in my TOU well the font is a freebie :) and its called SnowShoe (Very fitting for the paper pack me thinks ), anyho you can download that font plus many other gorgeous ones from here :) , enjoy :)



Ruth M said...

Maryvel, this is just beautiful! What a thoughtful project!

I've resent my original email about the pop up butterfly punch. If you don't get it can you let me know and confirm your email addy please?

It's a fab punch, very sturdy. Handles SU! thickness of CS with no problems whatsoever.

I LOVE your crafting space - I'm very jealous!

Take care, Ruth

Ruth M said...

Ooops, me again! Just to let you know the punch is exactly the same size as the one I used on your card, I forgot to say that before!
Ruth x

Liliana and Lutfi Siyam said...

Hola Mari, estuve visitando tu nuevo blog, pero no me dejo escribirte un comentario. Tambien trate de abrir el blog de las fotos y no pude, para que los revises. Yo compre una camara nueva y tambien estoy tratando de aprender un poco mas de fotografia, me encanta pero todavia tengo mucho que aprender!.
Bueno, seguimos en contacto! Bye.

Happycrafter said...

I wound up having to go get that Pendant nestie after looking at that gorgeous card of yours!

BTW, I nominated you for a Kreativ Award, Check out my blog for details :-)