Do you ever struggle for card ideas for certain people? Maybe they aren’t into florals, cutesy animals, or some of the other more common card themes. Regardless of what peoples’ style preferences are, most people can appreciate humor, and sometimes that’s a good topic for a card.
This year is actually the 40th anniversary of the Far Side cartoon, famous for having only a single panel to convey its off-beat humor. There are several Essentials By Ellen sets that are perfect to create mock Far Side cartoons with! The illustration style and the font choice in the Clever Sausage stamp set are very reminiscent of this classic cartoon.
To create your own mock Far Side cartoon, all you need to do is draw a rectangle on your card base, mask off everything outside the rectangle, and then get started creating your scene. Since the cartoons are often in black and white, coloring is made easy by using shades of gray.
The donut is from the Leading Ladies: Hot Mess Lady and is the perfect sweater decoration for a Far Side cartoon! I added some grass from the Wonky Backdrops stamp set. Finally, the combination of the sentiment “s’up dog” and the dog’s aloof expression just makes me giggle. Which is just the point of a cartoon 🙂
As further proof of how perfect the Essentials by Ellen sets are for this purpose, here’s a recap of prior Far Side cartoon cards I’ve created … the sasquatch, the wiener dog, and the Dino. Which is your favorite?!
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