Eliza’s gearing for her Valentine’s Day party at school and is so excited to swap valentines with her friends. She really wanted Doctor Who valentines (of course–she’s the coolest 8 year old ever!). There are some cute printable versions online, but we decided that it would be more fun if we could make them. Eliza already has quite a collection of Doctor Who fan art, so I just came up with some cheesy lines to go with some of her favorite drawings!
I started off by scanning her cool art. I decided to stick with just a few of the more well-known images to keep things simple: though she has plenty of drawings of obscure characters like pig men and the Abzorbaloff, which we could have used too. Did I mention Eliza rocks?
Then I set out to turn her scanned artart into Valentines. I opened up a new US Paper sized workspace in Photoshop and added lines as a guide for cutlines (the rulers on the sides of the workspace make it so easy!), creating four 3×5 rectangles. I made sure to leave a half inch border so no part of the images would be cut off. I used the magic wand tool in Photoshop to digitally cut out each image. To do this, click the white space around the image with the magic wand tool, click Select>>Inverse, then use the pointer tool to drag the cut image to the tab with the valentines. You might have to use the eraser tool to clean up your image a little.
I resized the images to fit in the rectangles using free transform (make sure to hold shift to retain your proportions!) and copied Eliza’s Doctor Who logo onto each card. I added my cheesy text in Tardis blue and hit print! In just a few minutes, I had custom Eliza-Mom collaborated Valentines. I’m thinking we’ll be repeating this every year because it took way less time than, you know, driving to a store to buy some.
I’m printing an extra set to keep forever, because I love them so very much. I think the dalek is my favorite.
Now we’re off to close them all with washi tape and write the names of her classmates on the outsides! E can’t wait until tomorrow.
Do you make or buy Valentines? What kind do you gravitate towards?
This year it’s my goal to complete 52 projects; an average of 1 a week. Projects can be art, crafts, home improvement, tech, gardening, or whatever else my brain ventures into. The point is to MAKE. This is project 4 of 52! Check out the other projects: 1 : Script Art, 2: Striped Scarf, and 3: Pillow Covers.