Handlettering a Happy Birthday - scrapcosy

Posted September 25, 2017

Today I'm sharing with you a card that matched the current fortnight challenge by PaperArtsy, which is about to finish, this time is about typography. I created this card for my cousin Sofia on her 13th birthday and she liked it very much. I also gave her the book that trigger it: The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering, by Valerie McKeehan.

Today I share with you this postcard that fits with the challenge of these two weeks organized by Paperartsy that is about to end, goes of typography . I made this postcard to my cousin Sofia for her birthday and she liked it very much. I sent it along with a copy of the book that pushed me to do it: Valerie McKeehan's Complete Book Of Chalk Lettering. I also include other examples of posters that I have done using the same technique.

In Spanish here / Spanish here

On the left you can see the black and white version, just a white pen on a black cardstock, and on the right you can see the final result of applying perfect pearls to give some metallic accents.

In the video below you can see all the details and by way of summary I ' ll include some photos of the different stages, pictures of other handlettering signs and finally the list of the supplies I used for the card:

Draw your design with pencil on the black cardstock and follow the lines with a white gel pen. In this case I used Uni-ball Sign white gel pen, which is not waterproof. I trimmed the card and mounted it on a white card base created with white cardstock. To create the base I used score-pal to mark the folding line and again the Tim Holtz's Tonic Studios trimmer paper to trim it down.

Here is another example of that I created for a wedding of 2 friends (Ana and Ignacio), for the photobooth section, it reads: "Search and replace your name by a picture" and we placed it hanging from a playground and we left an instax mini so the guests could search their name among the cards that were hanging in a cord with pegs, take a picture and leave it where the card was.

Un país moderno-sobre todo si pretende ser una start-up nation no puede permitirse estos anacronismos.
Otra cosa es que queramos ser como Pakistán
Un país moderno-sobre todo si pretende ser una start-up nation no puede permitirse estos anacronismos. Otra cosa es que queramos ser como Pakistán

And here is another example which I did first, with my mum. She wanted a mojito sign for her birthday and she did her version and I did mine. It was such fun! It reads "Home made mojitos here. With fresh mint "

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the black and white version and the right version with perfect pearls to add metallic details.

In the following video you can see all the details, then I'll put photos explaining the steps and showing other examples of cards . Finally I will put the list of materials used:

Draw your design with a pencil on a black card and then paint the design above with a white tip. In this case I am using the gel-tip type Uni-ball Sign of white color, which is not indelible. I cut the cardboard with the guillotine and the amount on a white base also made with cardboard, but this time it is white.

Here I show another example of another poster that I created for the wedding of some friends (Ana and Ignacio) for the part of garden in which we installed the photobooth. On the poster he put the instructions, the guests had to look their name from a series of cards hung on a rope with wooden clips, take a photo with an instax mini photo camera and change it by the card with his name. So the bride and groom would have a memory of all their guests at the moment.

And here is another example that actually is the one I did first, with my mom. She wanted to make a sign to hang on her birthday to announce that they made mojitos, so we took out the wonderful book and each one made her poster version. We had fun! This is my version: