Hey there, Polka Dot!

This is a hidden page.  The only people who have access to this url are you and me.  I also recommend viewing this on a computer if you can.  Just fyi.

 

So I really f*cking love finding reasons to shower people with affection.  Like in high school, I'd always bake something yummy to hand out in my classes (and candy in case someone had allergies) whenever there was a special occasion.  Sorry, I'm getting off-topic.  Anyway, I know Feb 14th was well over a month ago.  But guess what?  I do not  care.  You're getting a card, bb!  A Quarentine, if you will...

 

I also decided to document the process of making it.  Creating things is such a big part of who I am, and I would love nothing more than to share this part of me with you - even as you are so far away.  Enjoy~

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Step 1.

Proof of Concept

a.k.a. make something that looks like a sh*t post.

Step 2.

Line Art

a.k.a. make something that looks like a weird a$$ neon sign.

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Step 3.

Initial Color

a.k.a. make something that looks like a legit image.

Step 4.

Play w/ Layouts

a.k.a. become Andy Warhol.

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Step 5.

Final Color

a.k.a. feel accomplished.

Step 6.

Make the Pattern

a.k.a. real puzzle hours.

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Step 7.

Choose Paper

a.k.a. shuffle through your boxes of scrap paper hoping to find a shade that works for each and every little piece.

Step 8.

Cut/Trace Pattern

a.k.a. whip out the same tiny a$$ piece of tracing paper that you've erased and reused for the last 3 years because you keep forgetting you need to get more.

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Step 9.

Snippy-Snip

a.k.a. please don't poke yourself with the xacto knife.

Step 10.

Glue the Pieces 

a.k.a. start to get excited because it's all coming together!

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Step 11.

Glue on the Card

a.k.a. ahhhh so satisfying!  We got functionality!

~ Functionality ~

Step 12.

Trim + Finish

a.k.a. damn, that was a fun time!

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Step 13.

Documentation

a.k.a. hella meta.

Bonus Step 14.

Make Wallpaper

a.k.a. I want a nice reminder of you on my  phone.

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You're Welcome to Use it, too, if You'd Like... 

Keep Scrolling!  --->

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Okay, now I need you to imagine a box.

 

A really nicely wrapped box.

 

With sparkly wrapping paper and a bow.

 

Alright, now tear that b!tch open!

 

Here's what you find inside the box:

 

Also apologies for mixing up the words a bunch.  When you read to maintain eye contact, you look at the word's shape first, letters second.  So words like Mr. and Ms. are basically the same thing when you read like this.

 

 

 

p.s. I love you.