I have been a storyteller all of my life. I have never had an issue embellishing stories (truth or tale). Just ask my momma! I have told stories orally, through a camera lens, in written word and now, through my art in card-making.
It is my heart that through my work, the recipient knows what I am trying to convey. Am I accurately portraying compassion, humor, love, support, empathy, or sympathy? Does what I put in sentiment or in graphics really tell the card-bearer that I DO care about them?
I look forward to finding out.