Personalized Photo Valentine Cards

7:05 AM Katie Evans 16 Comments

Love Day is upon us! Ever since I watched this episode of Blue's Clue's 5 years ago I can's stop calling Valentine's Day "Love Day".  It's such a cute little episode. I even have a line from one of the songs Cinderella sings permanently embedded in my memory... "I dropped my mop to the castle I ran, lost my slipper but got my man...Cinder-eeee-la!"

okay, back to the subject at hand...

With Valentines day comes the exciting Valentines cards. I loved writing out my Valentine cards and passing them out to my classmates. And yes, I was one of those grade schoolers who took the love phrases on the cards very seriously. I MADE sure that the boy I liked was given a specific Valentine with specific candies. :)

This will be Maddie's first year to pass out Valentines to her classmates. I was excited to make some fun ones for her. A couple of months ago I had this idea to have her wear a mustache and to use the phrase, "I "mustache" you a question...will you be my Valentine?". And lucky me I actually found some really cute mustaches at the Dollar Store! score! (my husband thinks I'm adorable crazy with how excited I was to find them. :)

So are here 5 different ones. Maddie and I can't decide which one we like the most. Which one is your favorite?

ISO 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/4000th
editing: I applied this free preset called whoiswolf_1 in Lightroom and then decreased the yellow saturation to -92 and the decreased the orange saturation to -18. 



 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
 editing: I applied this free preset called Summer Haze 2 in Lightroom and then the decreased the orange saturation to -35 and increased the brightness to +13. 



 320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
editing: I decreased all the colors (except for red) to -100. Then I used the saturation brush, decreased to -100, and brushed over all the remaining reddish parts that I didn't want to be red like her hair and the red reflecting from the heart on to her sweater. And then I used my own Black & White conversion techniques found here.




  320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
  editing: I applied a free Lightroom preset called, "Round The Corner". Unfortunately I can't remember where I found the preset. Sorry about that. The preset obviously rounds the corners but also adds a special coloring.

I can tell you how to round the corner without a preset though... Under "Post-Crop Vignetting" in Lightroom simply move all the sliders to the left for a black frame and for a white frame move all the sliders to the left except for the "amount" slider move all the way to the right.




  320, 50mm, f/2.0, 1/2500th
  editing: I applied a free Lightroom preset called, "Lilac Love" found here.


Help us decide which one to print for Maddie's friends at school. Which is your favorite?




Love Day is upon us! Ever since I watched this episode of Blue's Clue's 5 years ago I can's stop calling Valentine's Day &q...

16 comments:

Shay Quigley said...

So adorable!!

Kate said...

Either the first one or the b&w third one - but they are all awesome!!

angelq said...

I like the first one. It's cute that she's on her tip-toes.

AngryBaker said...

I like the first one the best, but they're all super cute. Sure to get a giggle from her friends.

abcdfamily said...

First one is my favorite, the third (b&w) is runner up. All cute of your daughter, though!

abby said...

The first one for sure! I love the way she's standing...

Jenni said...

LOVE these! First one is my favorite for sure!

I like the first and the second the best. Though I think they are all pretty fantastic!

Michelle said...

I like the 3rd one the best...love the B+W with pops of red...but they are all cute! Which one does she like best?

Lace said...

Super cute, but I think the first one is my favorite! I like seeing her full outfit...adorable!

jules said...

I am in love with the third photo

Sandrine said...

So cute! I love the first one the whole expression really match the words :)Thanks for sharing those tips again!

dana said...

haha. cute. I like the first two best. Fun seeing you today! Excited to see what you do with your booth :)

Meghan said...

I like the first and the 4th one! What a fun idea to do this. Maddie is so cute and fun though it doesn't matter they are all fabulous!

Aliena said...

The first!

I love the first one - very cute!