Friday, July 22, 2016
Watermelon greeting card – You're one in a melon – and what is an ASCII code crafty tip
I haven't figured out what this card is for yet. It could work for a thank you, a birthday, congrats . . . you name it! Alors, multi-purpose – my favorite kind of card.
The Watermelon Slice digi is a freebie from Whimsie Doodles and the papers are freebies, too, Fruit Salad courtesy of Papercraft Essentials magazine.
A little wooden watermelon slice serves as embellishment (I knew I'd use these some day!). The sentiment is created with the gorgeous free Channel font (I used the Slanted 2 type).
*Crafty Tip* Want to know how to get that pretty swirl shown on the end of melon? Before you download a font, check to see if there is a character table that looks something like this one (from the Channel font link above), shown on the download site:
If the character table has some extra elements you'd like to use later – like that très belle swirl on the end of Melon or the è I just typed – you will need a code from this table. To have these codes readily available bookmark or print out the table.
See the first swirl circled in blue? Extra elements – like this swirl – require that you use an ASCII code (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) to use that character/element. You'll probably have to magnify this image to see it, but there's a light grey ASCII code in the upper left corner. To get that swirl at the end of your word – after you've downloaded and installed your font – choose this font, then type your word, then hold down the ALT key and simultaneously type 0123 on the numeric keypad. Voila! There's your swirl.
Just a bit more on ASCII codes – I have an ASCII code table printed out and laying right by my computer; I use it all the time. I type on a Suisse keyboard, but it is set to English in my computer. Since I often write in French, I need certain accents that require an ASCII code for me to use with the English setting (back to that è again). Or I use things like the Euro sign (€ = ALT 0128) or the British Sterling sign (£ = ALT 156) . . . or here's a good one for artists, the copyright sign (© = ALT 0169). Click HERE to see a complete table of ASCII codes.
*Note – this tip applies to Windows users, I do not know if it is the same for Mac users.
Paper – cardstock, kraft cardstock, Papercraft Essentials Fruit Salad digital paper
Digital stamp – Whimsie Doodles free Watermelon Slice
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle and jumbo fishtail banner stax
Embellishments – watermelon slice, pearls
Font – Channel Slanted 2 font
I'm linking up with: Little Red Wagon #351 – I'm Hungry!, Aud Sentiments #160 – Anything Goes + a sentiment, Digital Delights #11 – Anything Goes, DL Arts #184 – Summer Foods, and Star Stampz Challenge – Summer Treats.