I have a rubber stamp that says “What’s the word, bird” But it’s kind of lame and I like the idea of manipulating fonts to make digital stamps and then doing a print and cut on the card. So I took Nancy Kubo’s Lettering Delights Bird and made another shape card:
I really like the idea of the shape of the image sticking out of the top like I did last week:
I glued the letters on in brown card stock. Again, way to go camera picking up my glue smudges. It seemed like the card had a little too much white space, so I ended up cutting little strips of the patterned paper to give it a little bit of accent and so the text didn’t look so lost in the card.
The only problem is I forgot to double check the dimensions of the card and it won’t fit in a standard envelope as it is 6″ high, instead of the required 5 1/2.
I’m getting ready to go help my friend, who is a professional photographer, on a photo shoot downtown. It sounds fun and then we are going to the spaghetti factory for dinner afterwards. I’ll just be the gopher, carrying strobes and the light meter, but I sure learn a lot when I’m with him, so it’s more than worth it. While I definitely wouldn’t call my pictures professional by any means, I’ve really learned a lot about photography and design in the past few years working with him. I like to call myself a MWAC. (Mom with a camera).
Which got me in trouble yesterday at the baseball field. The photographer didn’t like that I was taking pictures from 6 feet behind him. I totally understand, but I paid for the pictures and I like to take my own and I didn’t use a flash or anything, but apparently the clicking of my camera distracted him. I wanted to tell him to consider another profession and after the fourth time of him reminding me how I was bothering him I was getting ready to do so.