LetterMo starts in 2 weeks and many are awaiting with bated breath. The site is churning with posts about pens being at the ready and the anticipation of the coveted (due to release delay?) 2016 'badges'.
"I decided that I would create my own
because I wanted to cut a fringe around the edge to make it look more realistic.
This is how I did it:
1. I got my hands on an old badge by image googling "a month of letters". I choose this one "challenge", but there are others you can choose.
2. In Photoshop I removed the year on the top right by using the Clone tool
3. Also with the clone tool I removed the postage rim on the image
4. I cloned quite a bit extra around the stamp of the tan color. You need this when your using your shears later.
5. Then with a desktop program, I brought in my new badge image and
ganged them up on a page. I made mine the size of a larger postage stamp.
6. I didn't put more than 25 up on a page for printing because I need ample space to cut around each one with decorative pinking shears.
You can choose whatever shear design you like, even do several different design cuts. Also, by not having the year on the badge I can continue to print them and use year after year. I can write the actual year on it if I wish.
If by chance the badge design changes, I'll just have fun with the new design. No biggie. Just another opportunity to create!
Now my letters will raise curiosity for a new comer, and I can mention it in my letter to see if they want to join the challenge. And for those recipients who already know, then they'll see the badge and know why I'm in their letter box. =) It's a win win! OK OK, you don't have to do it, I've done the work for you. Download here.
I actually did this is December. No No... not pathetic, just trying to ensure my challenge success by getting some things taken care of. I want to be all about the scribbling and MailArt when the gun goes off!
"On you marks! Get set! Scribble!"
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
However, I did not want to simply add MailArt as a discipline to my website. Thus it became the IQS Blog within my site. And that is why there are TWO navigation menus. *Here’s a Tip: stick with the BLOG Menu in this Column. The main site menu will lead you astray into dark places where you will be screaming for help and no one will hear you.
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