As I’ve said before, Pinterest is this craft geek’s dream come true. This time, inspired by this pin, I made personalized cards for a friend’s birthday gift. Although it’s not letterpress (I wish I had a press at home! A girl can dream.), I’m happy with the result. I hope said friend is, too:
Looks simple, right? Well, that was the goal. Making it, however, was anything but simple. Here’s how it went:
- In Adobe Illustrator, I started out by typing her name in “Respective Slanted” font:
- I created the swirls/ribbon on either side of her name by using a couple of different glyphs. Then I molded them together with an upside down “e” (while wondering what I’d gotten myself into.):
- The letters of her name were too close together, so I increased the kerning and then made little “connecters” (technical word), like this:
- I then joined everything together and used the smooth tool to make it look cohesive. Then I printed the design onto A2 cards:
What do you think? I’m all about Pinterest Projects, but I’m not sure if I’ll be tackling this one again anytime soon. Glad I tried it once. : )
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I’m addicted. It’s fun. And it’s making me realize how un-Martha-like I am. Regardless, I finished my first Pinterest-inspired project: a piece of artwork for my kitchen. This pin sparked it because a) I love fonts — all fonts* — and b) I liked the idea of using a quote that means something to me (and my husband). Here’s what came of it:
We love Bill Withers, we love his song Lovely Day (who doesn’t, really?), and we had a nice 16×20″ white frame — and a pre-cut white mat — ready to fill the wall space. I used Market Deco font (download it for free here!) after trying wayyyy too hard to make my beloved Adios Script work. Alas, it was just too much.
Like my kitchen artwork? I’m all about sharing, so email me (Jen at PosePrints dot com) or contact me via Pinterest and I’ll send you the PDF for free! It measures 8×10.
*I lied. I don’t like Scriptina. Or Comic Sans.