Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Snow Scene

Hi Everyone, These are some cards that I have been meaning to post for a while now, taken from an idea from a lady called SuzieB, thanks for the inspo Suzie.. However, every time I have taken a picture of them they have come out rubbish!!! Now I am not saying the cards are brilliant but my photography didn't really give them any chance at all!! Having completed my SDU course (Scrapbooking Design & You) I now look at taking photographs in a completely different way. I was always a random snapper, backs of peoples heads was always a speciality.. Now I try to look at what I am taking a picture of, and also try and take it in an interesting way.. When I tried to take pictures of these cards they always came out blurry. Possibly because they are so soft in colour. I even tried scanning them, this however just flattened them and made them in reverse. I.E the embossing became debossing, interesting but not what I wanted, but hey ho an idea for another project if nothing else..
A blast of inspiration tonight though, I thought I'd try a darker back ground and low and behold it worked. I think I now need to en role on an advanced photography course or at the very least invest in a better camera!!!
I have used the EK Success Alpine Tree Border Punch to create the border at the top of the cards and Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, (and YES the go through the Cuttlebug Machines as well) Christmas Set#1
On the card at the top of this, erm quite lenghty post for me, I have just embossed onto White card. Tone on Tone cards can look soooo effective.

On this one I have used Blue Chalk from the Papermania Shimmer Chalks. TOP TIP ALERT!! I find if you chalk your card stock before embossing it, it does not show any potential cracks in the card stock created by the embossing..
This one is also using the Shimmer Chalks but with the Red and Green blended together.. I have a FULL CLASS on Saturday and I think I will let the ladies have a little play at making this card..
Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them, if not photographing them.

Thanks for checking us out..


  1. Fab cards glad i'm not on my own a re; photography lol, now i'm going to have to come over to buy these lol. luv gina xx

  2. They are beautiful Andy. Love the white on white look...looks quite stunning.

    (Know what you mean about taking photos of projects - not my strongest point LOL)

    Toni :o)

  3. Brilliant class on Saturday making this card with chalk, learnt a lot, thanks

  4. Art Deco day great fun. Always great inspiration from classes. Looking forward to new list to learn a lot more. See you all soon. Sue Phillips