Quick Creativity: ICAD

I’ve been keeping pretty busy lately between my two night school courses, my photography job and my own Superflash projects – but one of my new favourite things that I’ve started doing is “ICAD” – aka, Index Card A Day, a project by Daisy Yellow Art.  This is a great project where you design one 3×5 or 4×6 sized index card each day for 61 days (all of June and July).  There are prompts that you can follow, or you can choose to do whatever you want – the point is to take a bit of time each day to be creative!

So far, I’ve been following the prompts.  I’m not sure if I’ll stick with that through the entire project, but I’m enjoying it for right now!  Here are my first 5 cards:

ICAD #1: Prism

Day 1: Prism

ICAD #2: Circus Tent

Day 2: Circus Tent

ICAD #3: Hello my name is...

Day 3: Hello, my name is

ICAD #4: Puzzle

Day 4: Puzzle

ICAD #5: Galaxy

Day 5: Galaxy

Are you participating in this project?  Have you ever done anything like this to challenge you to be creative every day?  Leave your thoughts in the comments – and if you’re participating, leave some links to your cards too!

May The Fourth Be With You

May The Fourth Be With You by Superflash Creative Happy Sunday, and May The Fourth Be With You!  Are you a Star Wars fan? Today’s the day for you to celebrate!  Are you doing anything special to mark Star Wars day?  Dressing up as your favourite character maybe?  Or just wishing this wonderful greeting to everyone you meet?

Here’s a little art piece I created in Photoshop.  I’m thinking of using Yoda as a full resolution printable – what’s your favourite Star Wars quote?

Share in the comments below, and let me know what you’re doing to mark Star Wars Day this year!

Custom Art is always in style

Formed by God's Hands Text Art by Superflash Creative Are you looking for a special and unique gift for a special someone, but aren’t sure what to get? Custom art is always in style!  I was recently contacted with a quote, and a colour scheme in mind and asked if I could turn it into something special for a graduation present.  Over the course of a couple of days, I was able to go through a few different drafts, changing some colours, fonts and backgrounds, until I fulfilled her vision.  I don’t stop until you are satisfied!

My client was looking to print and frame the art herself, so I was able to send her a full-size digital file.  Need me to print your art for you? I can do that too!

Quote art is great for graduations, birthday cards, religious events, baby showers (framed quotes on nursery walls are always a great touch!), and so much more.  I can create art from your favourite quote, or I can help you find a quote for your event.

Do you want some custom designed art of your very own?  Click on over to the Connect Tab and get in touch for more info!

 

Free Printable: Chalkboard Easter Tags

 

 

 

It’s almost Easter and that has me thinking about Easter baskets!  Every good basket needs a tag, so I’ve created these printable chalkboard tags for you to download and share with all the little bunnies in your life! Simply download the high resolution PDF file, print, punch, tie and go!Free Printable Easter Tags from Superflash Creative

 

To download the PDF file, click HERE and hit “save as”.

Supplies needed:

  • printer
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • ribbon or double-sided tape

Instructions:

1. For best results, print on heavy cardstock.  Print and carefully cut along the edges of each tag.

2. Use the tags by either punching through a corner and attaching with ribbon, or attaching to a treat bag with double-sided tape.  Use the tags to embellish Easter baskets, candy jars, treat bags or any other gift you’re giving this Easter – Enjoy!

9 Alternatives to the Lobster Two font

When the font Lobster Two was first released, I went crazy for it.  I loved everything about it – it’s retro, it’s clean & easy to read, and it has a lot of flair.  If you browse around this site, you’ll notice my love for this font too.  Unfortunately, it was released as a free font, and just about half the world decided that they loved it too.  Now, Lobster Two is everywhere.  It’s nearly impossible to go a day without seeing this font – dare I say, it’s becoming the new Comic Sans (not even linking to that one, because really, nothing is worse than Comic Sans, and I’m not going to proliferate it).  I think it’s time for me to get away from it – and I’d like you to consider moving on from Lobster Two as well.

Anyway.  Yes.  Lobster Two is a graphically beautiful font.  But it’s overused and it needs a chance to rest.  So today, I present to you 9 font options that are similar to Lobster Two.  Use these for a comparable feel, without being lumped in with the masses still using Lobster Two.  Most of these are free, some are free for commercial use as well.  Which is your favourite?  Are there any other fonts that you think are too overused in design today?  Leave some comments below!

Alternatives to Lobster Two, from Superflash Creative

1. Deftone Stylus 2. Fontleroy Brown 3. Grand Hotel 4. FF Jackie Block 5. Mission Script 6. Pacifico 7. Playball 8. Retroactive* 9. Sofia

* Note: this links to a demo version of this font, which does not include all the characters.  The full font is available by clicking through at the link provided.

Last Minute Doctor Who Valentine – FREE!

Okay everyone – tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Did you manage to get your hands on the coolest Valentine’s ever?  My printable Doctor Who Valentine’s are still available on Etsy, but if you want something quick and free, or you want to supplement the Etsy 4-pack, I created one more matching card.

Doctor Who Valentine's Are Cool - freebie printable

You can find it at the Superflash Creative facebook page - all you have to do is “like” the page, and then click the “Free Downloads” tab.  You’ll be able to download the full resolution version of this printable card (with no website tag at the bottom), as well as all of the previously released freebies!

Happy Valentine’s Day!