Sunday 2 May 2010

I like black!

Men's card today. How many times I hear men are the most difficult to make cards for? And how many times have I talked about it in this blog? Many a time. Yet I still feel that it is difficult for most cardmakers because the go to embellishments and colors are very feminine looking.

But that is not what I wanted to talk about today, oh no, it is about the backdrop that I use in the photos. As much as I like photography, taking pictures of my own work is boring for me. I have read and follow most tutorials on how to make this photos better. Honestly, little does work for me as I am pretty set in my ways.

So, now and then I try something different like a white backdrop. And then, I realize how much I like the black one. So back to black it is!

By the way the sentiments inside are two stamps from the Double Sayings set.

And this is a close up of the window from the front of the card. I made the aperture by using a 1 3/4" Whale of a punch -eksuccess-, the scallop is a 1 1/2" scallop circle from Woodware.


Momiji said...

nice strong colours for a man's card..thats the way I like cards for men with simple striking design. I don't like all the gimmicky things like sports embellishments and peel get it just right!

Anonymous said...

Great card for men, some lovely cards uploaded this week, really want some my minds eye papers.
Take care Elaine

cathinka said...
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cathinka said...

oops, just deleted my comment by mistake-
Thanks for answering my query, Paula- much appreciated. I like the black background, it makes your cards stand out, suits the busy papers.And they are just right for men's cards. And these men's cards are so stylish- like them! Have a 75th birthday card to make this month for a very 'technical/engineer' friend, and he wouldn't like anything 'fussy', so these are the right sort of style- well timed!Thanks,
Regards, Cathy

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