Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Design - Roses on Weathered Wood

Since Zazzle came out with wrapping paper, I've been having fun messing around with seamless designs in the Gimp.  I was playing around with some photos I had...most looked pretty horrible made seamless.

And then, I tried a picture of a rose that had found it's way through our fence from our neighbors yard.  It looked nice...but was missing something.  I decided to try the cartoonize filter (same as posterize on Adobe). 

And wow...this showed up...

There's this little thrill that goes up my spine when I try something and it turns out really well.  I loved how it came out.  It really looked painted (unlike a lot of photos I've tried this technique on).  Even the fading that comes with making a design seamless worked here, making it look like the flowers were painted on the wood, and weather had faded the paint after time.  

It looks good on wrapping paper, but I tried it on some other items and think it looks even better on these....

I'd love to hear what you think!  And bloggers and webmasters, if you like this, you can use it as a background on your blog.  Just please read the terms below.

Free Seemless Background for Websites or Home Use  (Terms of Use)

You may use either the graphic at the beginning of this post or the smaller one below for use as an online background or desktop background, with a few restrictions:  No commercial use allowed except using it as a background on a website or blog that makes money.  It may not be sold as a graphic or used in any printed product or publication.   Please also let me know where/how you used it by leaving me a comment here  (just cause I'm curious), and if used on a website or blog, credit Scribbleprints with a link back to this blog.  

For any use not specifically allowed above, please contact me.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

New: Wrapping Paper!

Scribbleprints now offers wrapping paper in several fun designs.  And while this does cost a bit more than your regular wrapping paper, through December 15 if you use coupon code HOLIDAYWRAP1 you can get  50% off any TWO or MORE rolls of wrapping paper !

.The coupon code HOLIDAYWRAP1 must be entered at checkout to receive this offer.    Offer is valid through December 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT. This offer does not apply to past purchases and may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or volume discount offers. Only good at shops.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Invitations, Now With Rounded Corners!

Exiting news (for me at least). Now my 5 x 7 invitations and announcements come with the option to have rounded corners.  If they aren't already shown with rounded corners you change that option at the bottom of the paper style customization menu (and vice versus, if you like them non-rounded).