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« on: February 23, 2005 04:04:07 AM »

Here are a couple of cards I've made recently. 

This is a generic cityscape that I'm thinking about sending to a friend who just recently got promoted.  Each of the buildings was separately created and the windows (painstakingly) hand-cut.  All in all, it took probably about 45 minutes to an hour.  I'm happy with it, but I won't be doing it again soon!!

This was made for a friend's birthday -- he loves homestarrunner and we had this crazy inside joke where our arms move like robots, so SB's arms move.  A direct quote from him: "You are the coolest person ever!  Not only did you remember my birthday, but you made me a Strong Bad card with MOVING ARMS!" -- if that doesn't make a crafter feel appreciated, I dunno what does Smiley
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2005 09:41:16 AM »

those are amazing! I love making cards too.. your cityscape looks awesome but I can see how it would take FOREVER!

I LOVE your strongbad card! How did you make his arms move? did you just make the arms and the little moving side to side tab thing out of the same paper and slip it in there? does it shift around weirdly or just look good?

I don't seem to be the same today as I was yesterday.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005 03:50:51 AM »

Hey thanks!

To make Strong Bad's arms move, I made the arms as one piece (the creamy paper cut into a "V" shape, inverted with the gloves glued to the ends) and glued the "stick" part onto that, like a popsicle or something.  Then I threaded the arms through slits I cut next to the body, back to front so the stick part was hidden.  I glued three sides of the card to a card base, leaving the bottom free for movement. 

All in all, it looked kind of wonky when it was free-standing, but it worked a lot better after I glued it to my card base.  Must be a stability thing!
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005 08:44:34 AM »

I see there is something on the back of the cityscape card. Do you have a scan of that?

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 11:40:25 PM »

Oh, that's just my "created for you by Heto" note with one of the star stickers next to it.  Nothing special, just handwritten with the date.  I didn't think to scan it Sad
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2005 11:09:42 AM »

The Homestar Runner is a really cute addition. Nice idea.
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