This week, my step-son turns 18! He lives at home with us full-time and he’ll often pick up his dad’s cell phone and take selfies (self portraits) with his iPhone while his dad isn’t looking. With Apple iPhones and iPads, you don’t have to unlock the device to use the camera, so he just grabs the phone or iPad, opens the camera and snaps a few selfies, thinking his dad may be annoyed or may not notice them. Well, unlike some folks who delete those, we keep them all. We thought it would be funny to use his self portraits in something for his birthday, so my husband gave me 178 of his son’s photos and I made a collage of them. I printed them out to about 3″ x 4″ on glossy photo paper and made it the focal point of the Seahawks (of course) colored card.
I used navy blue linen cardstock leftover from working at Kinko’s in the 1990s, as well as bright green cardstock, a silver pen, some washi tape and some foil number stickers. Although he seemed embarrassed and annoyed by it, I think he secretly enjoyed getting a card made up of pictures of himself. 😉
Here’s how the card started – as a sketch I drew in PenUltimate on my iPad… then I turned it into a real card yesterday.
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