Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stitch Along Sunday.
As I read Ruth’s post the other day I realised that I missed one of the instructions for week 1. I forgot to pick a word that I associate with birthday. My word is cake.
This week’s rules can be found on Ruth’s blog – August Week 2 Rules. Using the word we picked last week we are to create paper letters no larger than 3 inches high and approximately 6 inches long.
First of all I found a font that I liked and printed off the word in upper case letters. The font needed to be easy to cut out as well as look good and have some style. I used a pink colour for the lettering seeing how I have so many colours in my feature fabric. If you missed the fabrics and bits I picked for this piece they can be seen in my blog post Stitch Along Sunday – August Week 1.
That was about as far as I got with the post yesterday and then waited until this morning to finish it up. As I was looking at the word cake I had printed on a regular piece of paper I thought how boring is this. I then thought why not use something slightly more creative and pulled a piece of junk mail out of the recycle box to use.
The envelope I chose has a image of the world and small sparkly stars in the background with a gradation of blues. Much better than just plain white paper and pink letters. Sometimes one has to sleep on ideas.
I decided to only use this section of the envelope to trace on as I didn’t want any of the white image or writing.
I opened up the envelope and traced the letters onto the back side of the glossy paper using my light box. I ended up using the larger letters.
Once I had the letters traced I realized that I should have reversed them because doing them this way they would be backwards when I cut them out. Or I would have white letters which would be even more boring than the pink letters. I guess I haven’t had enough coffee yet this morning.
It is a good thing that I used my Frixion pen to trace with as the lines were easily erased with the eraser on the end of the pen and I started over. This time with them reversed.
All cut out and ready to be glued to a piece of paper.
I auditioned some different coloured backgrounds and settled on yellow. They seemed to stand out best on it. Placing them a bit off from each other I glued them down with a glue stick.
I am all set for next week. How about you?