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« on: February 15, 2011 11:33:10 AM »

Its sort of become a tradition over the last couple of years for me and my guy to make each other valentines. We're like an old married couple: i help him find the craft supplies he needs from my stash, then we hole up at opposite ends of the living room and work, occasionally uttering threats and hinting at dire consequences should someone peak.

This year I decided i really wanted to try papercutting. I don't think i used the best paper (printer paper?) and my blade was kinda dull, but i think it turned out pretty sweet for my first try. it was also way more fun than i expected.

baby, i love your brains

I'd like to find an oval frame for it, but for now i just cut a paper one Smiley

I gave him his valentine and he loved it... but flipped it over, looked between the layers and double-checked the envelope... then gave me sad puppy eyes, quietly commenting that there was no a message. I didn't realized the shortfall of my concept until that exact moment: whereas he' d given me an incredibly cute valentine with really thoughtful coupons (presented as a mini-treasure hunt through messages left in my gmail calendar, cellphone and in my purse), my project kind of lacked... sentiment.

so on to valentine #2: The Message. Ive wanted to try doing a typography type poster for ages. Turns out typography layouts are hard and take way longer than youd expect. go figure.


I'm pretty sure he like the second one better Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011 11:58:16 AM »

I love both, and I'm not even a zombiephile. I lurve lurve the typography poster. Genius.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011 12:24:06 PM »

thank you ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011 12:53:42 PM »

i really love both....can't pick a fave as they are both fab for different reasons. did you create the zombie chick pic yourself? she is fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011 01:50:53 PM »

yes, i did - thanks!! Cheesy
that was the hardest part by far... i found it really challenging to draw something without islands (i think that's what they're called?). my brain did not want to compute Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011 05:37:17 PM »

The zombie girl is super cool, but really, the typography makes me swoon. It tugs at my eternally romantic heartstrings. Well done!
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011 07:02:37 PM »

Thanks! Cheesy
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