I re-read my post from yesterday and realize that when I began it I considered adding the other Polaroid SVGs as a download, but by the end of it I had change my mind and felt they weren’t good enough to share. Sorry I was misleading. I’ve not abandoned them, just still looking for the “right” fonts. When I’m happy with them I will share, promise.
But I am happy with the big number ones so am going to share them! If you recall I was unhappy with the closeness of the U and S in the smaller size, within the numbers, so I adjusted that slightly.
My intention was to cut them in a different colour so I could make some samples. Stupidly, I adjusted them, then somehow cut the original rather than the adjusted one! DOH! This is a screen grab of the .SVG and that is available for download on DropBox.
But I went ahead and used them to show you some of the options I thought of for using the cards as well a the numbers alone.
Working clockwise from the top left:
- Cut twice, in two colours then mount the card on patterned paper and fill the letter-holes with the other colour letters. The card is actually a sort of peachy colour, filled with brown.
- Use the stand-alone number, mounted on patterned paper, letters filled with the other colour letters.
- Same as the first one, just different colours
- Rather than adding the fiddly little letter cut outs, simply mount a strip of another colour behind the open letters – in this case there is black behind the number, then the large number fills the hole in the card, with a third colour (the red background) showing thru.
- Just the words filled with the other colour, the background showing to fill the large number.
- Easiest option, just backing the cut-card with a solid colour
So you see there are LOTS of options. I think you could, with just the right photo, even add one of the big numbers to the top, allowing the photo to show thru and fill the letters.
Now, the other thing that delayed me was that I decided to make a printable version as well. They look like this, slightly different to the cutting version:
Then I thought I might as well expand it and offer alternative colours, as well as black & white for one, and ended up finally with this!
You can download the 2-page PDF here. I dithered about the usefulness of the three numbers with the same phrase on them, but think they can be used by the same person with ease – Two, Three or Four could be in any sort of combo of people – two friends as well as a couple. Heck, it could be two dogs or a cat and a dog, for example. Ditto with three or four – friends, cousins, whatever.
Happy NSD tomorrow – I’m off to a crop, how about you?
and to add: Oh dear. I never stay logged in to places like Facebook and Google+ but I think I just realized that when I DO eventually sign in to Google+ I seem to have it set up to share my blog posts. Thing is, I assumed it would just share the most recent one, but in fact t rather looks like it shares EVERY POST since the last time I logged in! DOH! Will have to think on that and if I should change the setting, but am hoping it doesn’t really matter cause I don’t think I have any “circles” set up. I think I need to look more closely at how the whole Google+ think works….