Monday, April 19, 2010

In Real Life


Do you ever make one of those cards that you get through with and think it's just WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, and GORGEOUS??? I mean, you get everything just RIGHT with this card - it's centered right, no smudges, and is just perfect in every way! And then you spend 20 or 30 minutes getting "just the right picture" of it.....then look at that picture and go UGH!!!!! So you go back and spend another 20 or 30 minutes re-taking the picture of that wonderful card - and when you look at it, it still looks AWFUL!!! Well..........this is one of those cards. It really looks SO MUCH better in real life.

This is for a new CAS challenge (in fact this is their FIRST challenge) - it's called CAS-tastic.
"Anything goes" for this one and I wanted to do a Father's Day card that is coming up soon - hence, this card. I used the Noble Deer image from SU and it was stamped in Close to Cocoa. The paper I used was Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was "framed" using the Word Window and the Modern Label punches. I did some sponging around the image and then "popped" it up on dimensionals. This was very quick and easy and REALLY does look better in real life!!!

Thanks for stopping by...................

Lynn

21 comments:

Lone Pine Designs said...

It's perfect for Father's Day and it is wonderful!

Emkay said...

Perfect masculine card!

Denise said...

A card that would truly be a huge hit in my family....deer and no ribbon! Could possibly be topped by a fish card:) Great man card. Nicely done!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!

Becky said...

This is a beautiful card. A great guy's card.

Gina said...

I think it looks very nice! I love the CAS look of it and the outdoors theme makes it perfect for most any man.

Southern Moments said...

Stunning!! Love this card :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I'm not sure what's wrong with your photo because the card looks good to me. But I do know what you mean. I rarely take a second photo of something though unless it's really off (like I forgot to use the "macro" setting and it's blurry). I use my editing program and try to fix it that way otherwise it is what it is. I figure that there is no way I'm every going to be able to get a perfect photo so why bother killing myself over it. My blog readers get the idea of what I'm posting so that has to do.

I have this same stamp set but I don't use it much because it's so detailed and takes too long to color in. But just today I was thinking of making some father's day cards for Operation Write Home and considering using this much like you did, just tone on tone. The cocoa was a good color choice. And I like your sentiment punching idea.

BonnieRose said...

Love love this.. u aced this one! Stunning!

Elisabeth said...

I totally hear you...sometimes there's just no way to get the picture to do the card justice. Well if that's the case here then I can't image how amazingly awesome this card must be, cause it looks stunning to me just as it is!

Lesley said...

great card for father's day -where do you get your inspiration for all these cards from? best wishes Lesley x

Crafty Creations said...

I feel your pain Lynn.......I'm terrible at photographing my cards. I've got the 2peas 12-week photo class printed out and sitting just to my left and still haven't gotten to reading through it!
All in all - I can see the beauty in your card. Such a great Father's Day card!! You're way ahead of the game....I gotta get on Mother's Day cards!!!
Maria

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the CAS look. This is a wonderful Father's Day card.

Tammy said...

You are probably being to critical of your work. Card looks wonderful. Great job.

jaydee said...

Lynn, you are right. everything is perfect! I absolutely love it. all that white really lets the central image and the sentiment do the talking on this great CAS card. Fabulous job.
hugs
jaydee

MollyD said...

This is the most perfect fathers day card! really!

Gardner's Basket said...

Lynn, this is a beautiful card! Any dad would be happy to receive it!!

lcamacho said...

I love it,Lynn.YOu did an awesome job on CAS cards

Patty (LaLatty) said...

I think this is card is just perfect and I'm a huge CAS fan. Love that you used twine, great for a masculine card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Not sure what you do not like- this is fantastic! I love this so much, I may have to CASE it!.......!!!

Michelle Forrest said...

Wonderful card Lynn! I am going to have to CASE this one!