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Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, friends’ day as it’s known in Finland!

This year, I made my own heart-shaped cards:

Valentines Day Cards Minimalistic 2017

They look pretty nice even in their raw form:

Valentines Day Cards Cut 2017

I experimented with decorations, but ended with this minimal design: understated pen lines with some color coordination (but not too matcy-matcy). The only problem was the placement of text on the heart shape; it was almost impossible to do neatly. I’ll need to work on that.

I also made custom envelopes by recycling magazine pages:

Valentines Day Cards Envelopes 2017

Being able to make things from scratch really is one of the enduring delights in my life. 🙂

Blast from the Past: Souvenir from the First Ropecon

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Souvenir from the very first Ropecon, the largest Finnish role-playing con:

Signed Card Game Card as Bookmark

I wasn’t there myself, but friends kindly brought for me this card signed by the guest of honor, Steve Jackson. It’s a blank card for the card game Hacker that I made into a bookmark.

I have been to many of the early cons, but the later ones (after year 2000) only on and off. (Kinda difficult when you live an ocean away.) It’s really nice to know that it’s still going, though. I suppose it makes Ropecon into a nostalgic event for me. 🙂