Friday, February 1, 2013

Let me be your Happy


Here is another card that I made with Love You A Latte. I've been to a lot of coffee places and I noticed that many of the shops have their menus on a chalkboard. I wanted this card to have that chalkboard-ish look so I was pretty excited when I found the Chalk Alphabet on the LD site.


The Chalk Alphabet is made up of graphics of individual letters and characters on their own framed chalkboard. I needed a letter that was more chalkboard and less alphabet. The letter that took up the least room on the chalkboard was the "." character so I downloaded that and deleted the frame as well as the "." by using Photoshop. All that was left was the chalkboard background.


Using Silhouette Studio DE, I printed out the card base and cut out the layers for the mug. Here is a screenshot of the virtual mat:


The frame was extracted from the Greek Thin Font and slightly modified to fit on the A2-sized card front.


Here's the finished card:


There's something about this mug that makes me laugh and I just know that whoever gets this in the mail will be chuckling at it too. :-)


Files:
Love You a Latte Cut Its
Chalk Alphabet (chalkboard background)
Greek Thin Font (frame)
LD Mosquito (font)


8 comments :

  1. Jin, I love your card. I'm also interested in the texture of the paper. Are all your pieces print and cut? And if so, what kind of paper is that?

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  2. Oh Jin . . . you are smarter than the average bear. This is beyond brilliant and pretty stinkin' cute, too! Thanks for sharing your process. I love coming here to learn something new! XOXO

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  3. Love that you can use photoshop. I've been wanting to take a class here at the community college, but haven't been able. Do you know of a good place on line to get an introductory class? I'd appreciate it!!

    Thanks, and love your card!!

    Carmen L

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    1. Hi Carmen! I think Jessica Sprague has some PS classes. I've never taken them though.

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