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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Life's a beach when you're 60!

Today is my sister Michelle's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHELLE!

Here's the card I made for her for this milestone occasion:
This image--from the Fun in the Sun cartridge--always makes me smile. I must have looked like that when I floated down the Rum River in Minnesota one summer with a couple of my girlfriends.

I think I cut the image at 3.5". I'm not 100% sure, but I think that's what I did. I need to start writing down what I do for each card. Do you do that? Or do you just remember what you've done when it comes time to post the details?

Here's an angled shot of the card. I've been having lots of fun with step cards lately. I was hoping the angle would show the sparkle I added to the polka dots on her swimsuit (with Stickles) and the sparkle (with a glitter pen) on the number 60 in the sentiment. No such luck, though. I'm a decidedly bad photographer and I really need to do something about that.

Here's a little closer shot of our mature femme fatale. You can see that I did some shading on her with my ProMarkers. I also defined the lenses on her glasses and the gray in her hair with some Letraset metallic markers. The gray lines in her hair look much more defined in the photo than they do in real life.

To dress up the inside just a bit, a cut a couple of the flowers out of the DSP and adhered them in a corner. Such a little embellishment really takes away the starkness of the white sentiment panel.

I hope my sister has a fantastic, relaxing, fun, interesting, love-filled, laughter-infused day! I'll drink a toast to you, today, Michelle! I love you and wish you that happiest birthday ever!

Thanks for stopping by today, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Ha ha....how cute is this! Give your sis some Happy Birthday wishes from Missouri! Hugs...

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, your card certainly made me laugh today. That that beach babe!!

debby4000 said...

Such a fun, gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the card, I love it! Like I said how did you capture me in that babe. Hugs and thanks for the card, toast and love.MKW