Friday, May 7, 2010

Oompa Loompa Pop-up Card

My coworker, Gil, made a terrible mistake when he bragged to me about the fantastic Oompa Loompa costume he wore for Halloween that year.

From then on, I harrassed him, sometimes daily, begging for a photo of him in this amazing costume.

"Gil, can you send me a photo of you in your costume?"


"Just a teeny little glance?"




His responses became very predictable. And finally I got the message.

Happily that's not the end of the story. A girl with a working copy of Photoshop can do just about anything! 


With a mole strategically planted in his work group, I obtained a digital photo of Gil's face. A Google search yielded a lovely drawing of an Oompa Loompa that I found online -- you can purchase a "life-size" cutout of this character for your party at this lovely online shop that hopefully won't be mad at me for using their artwork for a personal project.

A little Illustrator work and some cutting and pasting and application of a simple box pop-up mechanism (explained here by my friend Carol, however I cut a strip for the pop-up rather than have it cut out of the background):

And voila!

On the front, a birthday riddle:

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got a clever riddle for you.
Oompa Loompa doompadah mert
Who do you know that's getting older than dirt?


cpeep said...

BWA HA HA! Love it. If he'd only SHOWN you the picture, none of this would have had to happen.


word verification is "skesfor" : what you yell before starting down the slope.

Molly said...

I KNOW! It's true! He FORCED me to do a pop-up card -- if he'd simply cooperated he wouldn't now have a web presence with his face photoshopped on an Oompa Loompa body...