Lisa Spangler has a great new line of challenges over on her blog HERE. She is giving tutorials on how to use your camera and photo editing software to take better images of your cards. What a great idea!


Below is a card I made for my niece’s 8th birthday. She just finished her first soccer season, so I thought I’d use that as the theme. 🙂 The grass was hand-cut & the border hand-drawn.

Here’s my original image (taken by natural light at end of day):


And the image with adjusted levels in Photoshop CS3:


Here’s another view where you can see the Spica bling on the soccer ball…


Supplies: Blue & green notecards (Hero Arts); Soccer image (Stampabilities); Sentiment (Hero Arts): Sparkle Gemstones (Hero Arts); Chipboard Thickers (American Crafts); white gel pen (Ranger); black glitter pen (Spica) ; blue pigment ink (Versacolor)