Here is the outside of the second version of my Mother's Day card this year. This is not for my mother (as posted on May 2), but for sisters, niece, cousin, and mother-in law. It's basically the same theme as my mother's (using the Timeless Portrait DSP), but not nearly as intricate or time-consuming. The picture quality just doesn't do it justice; what you really can't see is that most of the punched flowers are dry embosssed, while only one is stamped. I really need to work on taking these pix. Any tips?
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 GMT Views: 1395
Registered: July 1, 2009 Location: Madison, WI Posts: 86
Fri, May 11, 2012 @ 8:18 PM
Hey, it looks like you are in a photo box so that's good, you just need 2 things. There should be a setting on your camera for macro pictures, that means small really close objects, denoted by a tulip on some cameras. Turn that on, then stabilize your camera somehow while you are taking the photo. I set mine directly in front of the box on a couple of stamp cases so it's the proper height. That way the camera won't move when you push the button to take the picture.
I like you card, it's very pretty, someone is going to like getting that. TFS
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Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 4:46 AM
I started leaving a comment on this last night, but I think I closed the window before it posted! The flower may be less intricate than the one you made for your mother, but it's still a totally gorgeous flower.
I as going to add a link to this thread, too.
Hi Paula (I'm assuming). OMG -- I took your advice on both counts; the tulip setting and stabilizing the camera, and the result was absolutely amazing!!! Clear, crisp, proportional -- just perfect! Thanks very, very, much!! René