Having resigned from the Sweet Stampin team because I felt like a bit of a break, I now find myself missing them but at least I can still play along. This week they want us to "Try something Different. The challenge at Charisma Cardz is "Celebrations". They are celebrating a birthday (as is the recipient of this card) with a blog hop. My card is for a special friend, David, who has just got back to work in an IT role after a very long time. Stamp Something and Kaboodle both want us to use a digi-stamp and I used Kenny K's Briefcase Hero, coloured in Copics. I quite often use Photoshop in my cardmaking but this is the first time I have merged a digital image with a photo as a background. I made the window open (it was closed in the original photo) and darkened the sky for night. I inserted a picture of David's son as a screen saver on the computer behind the chair, merged my uncoloured image and then added some foliage over the top of his briefcase to make it look like there is a pot plant in front of the window. I see now that having cropped the image too much, it actually looks like a tree is coming through the window but never mind.
The sentiment is obviously Word processed and I have used Kraft for the first time as a background. I like how my hero stands out amongst the softer Krafty tones of the paper and background.
I'm off to hop now with Charisma...
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