My sister-in-law recently sent me some adorable pictures she'd taken of her baby! As soon as I looked at them, I knew I wanted to make a card out of one. (I did get her permission to use them first!)
Last night I didn't feel well, so rather than waste time sitting around sick....I sat down an played with one of the pictures (cropping, changing it's color, adding shadows etc.) and then with a set of western photoshop brushes.
(My friend downloaded a bunch of free ones and then shared them with me to save me time in downloading. I'll have to ask her to leave a comment as to were she got this exact set!)
I inserted a few of the brushes into my Photoshop program and changed their color to match the photograph. The rest of the work (layering, arranging etc.) was done in Microsoft Word.
I used my stitching guide to add faux stitches around the edges of the card and then inked the edges with black ink.
The extra "bling" was a piece of old jewlrey from a bag my husband found at a junk store near us.
So here's the card.