So much for photographing cards outside. Oh, well, it was a nice idea.
Today I’m sharing a card I made with one of my free digital images from Dover Publications. I can’t help but think “My Little Pony grows up and meets Mary Engelbreit” when I look at this. When I decided to color this image I went with the markers I was carrying in my bag at the time, hence the pinks and purples. Then, when I was trying to decide which color to use for the card base I ran the gamut of colors in the image – too much black, too much white, way too much purple. Finally, I pulled out this checkered black and white glossy pre-cut card and it seemed right, somehow. And that’s how I wound up with “My Little Pony grows up and meets Mary Engelbreit” card.
I colored the image on Classic White cardstock with Copic markers, then took a notion to spray the image with a glossy sealer. I applied several quick-drying coats, then added glitter and sprayed more gloss. The result is an image that looks like it was colored on ultra-glossy cardstock. The colors really pop and the image has wonderful depth to it. Well, that’s all fine and dandy until you try to photograph it. Glare everywhere, and not much in the way of gloss, pop, or depth is apparent. I hope you can imagine. . .
All the cardstock I used is either glossy or shimmery. The purple flower is the last of six I bought in 2007, which averages out to a use of one a year – sheesh! The flourished design on the petals was gold, but I colored it with a silver Pilot paint pen and added glitter.
I hope all of you moms had a very nice Mother’s Day. My husband wanted to get me something special, but I told him all I wanted was time – no laundry, housework, or cooking, no making the bed, no going to the store. Well, he saw to that and more. Let’s just say I ended my weekend feeling a little spoiled. Back to work and real life, now. Have a great day!