So I saw this wonderful video by Darlene and it is inspired me to look at what I had to make a birthday card for our uncle who has a love for photography (and cheese).
I used my Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge to make most of the cuts in either black or white. Because none of my black cardstock is that thick, I cut two backs and two fronts in the shadow setting to give it some strength.
I chose the white because I wasn't sure what color I wanted that layer. I chose a dark grey that looks a lot darker in person. I did want it to look textured but didn't want to emboss it or make it too dark because I wanted the contrast with the black. After taking a tip from Darlene I colored my flash and viewfinder by flicking the color. The yellow really makes a splash of color on the card.
Stickles added to the yellow make it special without making it girly.
I cut a bit of packaging for the front of the lens and patterned paper for the inside.
Also used my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities to the black circle because I felt it needed an extra layer. The white cardstock around the lens I wanted to have a metallic sheen.
The top black layer I stamped and embossed with the sentiment.
A nice matching envelope to set it off and this is a case where the card turned out better than my imagination. I just wish the grey looked better in the photo.