Thursday, September 01, 2011

I love Photoshop!

I have totally found a new hobby!  I had so much fun making this little tag in Photoshop this afternoon.  With Dylan's tenth birthday approaching in just a few short weeks (!!!), I've been thinking about what to do for his cake and decorations.  He wants a Super Mario Brothers theme this year and I thought it would be really cute to have little cupcake toppers with the different charactersthere are so many and they are so colorful!  I found some really neat ones on Etsy, very bright and fun, but they seemed a little expensive.  Then it occurred to me that I could just make them myself!  It would be a fun project and they'd be even more special if I could personalize them with a few special touches!  I was so proud of myself for finally learning how to make these nifty little dotted circles in Photoshop; I've always loved those but never knew how to make them before today!  I also downloaded a Super Mario Brothers font and learned how to wrap text in Photoshop, combining the two layers over an image of Mario.  I love it!  There are many more to be made and I can't wait to get started!  I'm thinking I'll coordinate the colors to match each character (green for Yoshi, pink for Princess Peach, etc.).  I'll print them on white cardstock and then mount the circles on matching, solid colored, scalloped edge cardstock punches (using something like this.)  I'll have to post a finished product when I'm done.  I'm really hoping they'll come together the way I'm imagining they will!  :) 

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh my, my eight year old son LOVES Mario. I may have to hire you next May come his birthday. I can't believe Dylan will be ten!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!