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?"

"No."

"Just a teeny little glance?"

"Never."

"Pleeeeeese????"

"NEVER!!!!"

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! 

BWAHAHAHAHAH!

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?



2 comments:

cpeep said...

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

Carol

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...