Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Well, It Looks Simple

You wouldn't believe how long it took me to make this simple card. You would think something like this could just be whipped out and slapped together. And for normal people, that's probably the case. But for an obsessive, perfection chasing nutjob like myself, things like this can take a while. And when I'm done, I can sit back, relax and say...'hey, is that crooked?' Yes, I actually did that. But then I thought, 'well, I usually take crooked pictures, so no one will ever notice.' And then, wouldn't you know it, I took a straight picture. Whatever. It still looks pretty good. Although, I have to say, since I've been using Picasa, I've been able to straighten out my crooked pictures. Yaaaay Google! In case you don't already know, Picasa is the FREE photo editing program that's so easy, I (me!) figured it out all by myself. I'm just so impressed when I can do something without asking Shawn how to do it. And even then, I usually give up and just have him do it for me. I'd love to be all fancy pants like my genius brother and have Photoshop memorized, but alas, that is not me. I'm just glad I figured out how to do a watermark. And, yeah, I know the watermark goes ON the card, not UNDER it. But I have to build up to actually putting stuff ON my precious cards.

Birthday Basics (PTI), You Say It's Your Birthday (The Cat's Pajamas), Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pirouette (SU!), Paper: PTI white, Basic Black (SU!), Accessories: Copics: RV000, R81, R83, G20, YR04, YR31


Anonymous said...

Cute card! It's not the picture that's crooked, it's the cake! Love the soft pink color.

Your Favorite Aunt

Anonymous said...

I would not have been able to get anything straight with the crooked cake, which is the whole point of this adorable card. My mind would have subtly insisted on lining everything up on that slant, so kudos to you! Picasa, Picasso. Funny.
Bestest Mom Ever

Stephanie said...

super cute and straight card.


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