I was over the moon when I got an invitation from Kristy creator and head innovator over at Some Odd Girl Stamps to help celebrate her birthday by guest-writing a post on her blog. YAAAY! Naturally I chose to write about my all time favorite topic- iPod camera apps.
Now before you say AGAIN? This time I talk about 4 different applications so perhaps you may want to head on over to check it out. Click here: SOME ODD GIRL
For this post I want to talk about a card project that did not make it to my SOG post because my writing hit 1000 words and even I know that's too darned long.
I LOVE Kristie's beautiful Japanese animation looking designs and while I haven't been very good at experimenting with digital design, I went ahead and took the plunge.
Here is my first project:
|I tried so many new things with this card project! Most impressive to me? I got this card to stick |
to my crazy windy and rusty fire escape with some super strength Pop Up Glue Dots.
My fandom for this amazing product has been renewed!
This "How To" moment brought to you by: SOME ODD GIRL:
|Instagr.am's Lomo-Fi filter is my all time favorite right now- LOVE those uneven black borders|
|I t seemed like a lot of work but the final result was worth it. |
Hipstamatic's Ina's 1969 film combined with the Chunky lens.
- Print "Love" sentiment stamp from Some Odd Girl onto Computer Grafix computer printable transparent plastic sheets which also has adhesive backing so you effectively get stickers. NOTE: The ink never dries if you use regular tranny film- it has to computer printable film.
- Cut the heart stamp out leaving adhesive backing on.
- Print love stamp onto regular paper and cut out the individual letters to make templates.
- Use your letter templates on patterned scrapbook paper and cut letters out making sure the edges are a bit smaller so they don't stick out over the Love stamp's black borders.
- Peal off adhesive backing on Love sticker and apply the scrapbook paper letter making sure borders align (hardest part of this process).
Voila! You have a custom sticker!
I made two.
For the card I used Sassafras paper, lots of bits left over on my desk including some clothing pattern tissue paper, half a burlap flower, corrugated board and a handmade mini doily.
I stuck them onto the card using Modge Podge and used a couple of stitches here and there to attach the Love sticker in front. I wouldn't say this is the easiest way to make a card but it was incredibly fun and educational. Most importantly, I really love the final result.
The second project was a crazy character made with Kristi's Techie light bulb stamp design.
Ain’t she PURTY? To make Luz I :
- Resized her in photoshop so she took up most of an 8 by 10 piece of watercolor paper and printed her right up.
- Colored her using Reese Oil Pastel crayons and “blended” the color using my fingers as I am Copic disabled.
- ALMOST ruined her by sticking yellow tissue paper everywhere for “texture”. Luckily Instamatic filters are wonderfully low rez and forgiving of mistakes- the texture is invisible in most pics.
- Two wooden lollipop stems became her “legs” and out Luz went on a bike ride.
|Sometimes a girl CAN have too much fun. |
Hipstamatic's Buckhorst H1 lens and Ina's 1969 film filters
|BRAND NEW (to me)! Diptic lets you post several photos from any other camera app in your ipod |
as well as Facebook or Flickr- no other app can do that right now so go get some of that action people!
Some Odd Girl