Happy Birthday, Aunt Millie! I miss you and love you. This is the card I made you. I didn't want to offend anyone by actually sending it to YOU on time so feel free to pick any other card if you would prefer a different one! I will get better one day.
There are a few "titles" that I could call myself (ie. mom, crafter, baker, etc.), however, photographer is not one of them. My older brother (Hi, Greg) dabbled in photography and took some really cool photos, but sadly, I did not get that gene. My point is that you all will have to use your imaginations if you want my photos to look better. I am a point and click girl when it comes to picture taking. I don't want to have to think about lighting, focusing, or anything else. Maybe it's because just trying to get four short people to smile all at the same time is hard enough. That excuse works for me (don't tell anyone that the majority of my subjects aren't actually people).
OK on to card details. My hubby keeps telling me if I really want to make my cards special I need to decorate the inside as well. I tell him my words are what "decorates" the inside, but he ain't buying it! So, I took his advice and foo-foo'ed up the inside a little. I have been trying to try some new products and techniques. I have been using Pearl-Ex to color some images. On this card I used my ink pads and aqua painter then I added Pearl-Ex to give it a nice shimmery look. I posted 2 photos so you could get a glimpse of the inside and to show all the dimension. The side view does a fine job of showcasing my photography skills (said with lots of sarcasm).
Stamps: Hampton Art cupcake and sentiment inside (I'm not telling you what it says so there is at least a little surprise for my aunt)
Paper: Chocolate chip (Stampin' Up!), designer paper from one of my JoAnn's pads, Cherry pink I got in bulk from a local paper store.
Ink: all Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery, Basic Brown, Regal Rose, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Crystal effects (on cherry), Pearl-Ex, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, EK Success punch, circle punches, ribbon from Target
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