However I did like their idea of making cards from photos of words picked out in stones. So Louis and I gathered some assorted treasures on our very own Breton beach and had a few goes writing with pebbles, shells and bits of sea glass. Some attempts were more successful than others. As you can see from these examples there may well be lessons to learn about the importance of contrast and choosing an unfussy background when we do this again on our next beach trip. But our messages weren't all indecipherable and a couple of the designs had the potential to be turned into our very own greetings.
Now back home, I've used the best part of a rainy afternoon trying to work out how to turn a piece of A4 photo paper into a landscape format card using Word. After several attempts where writing appeared upside on some of my pages this is how I finally suceeded.
- Page 1: Pressed the return key until I had produced an entire blank page
- Page 2: Added a greeting using the right sized text and aethestically pleasing font. Again lots of return key abuse to centre the text
- Page 3: Inserted my picture rotated by 180 degrees (i.e. upside down).
- Page 4: Added a small logo as a footer for the back of my card
Of course, your printer may be different but I urge you to play with bits of normal A4 paper until your card comes out in the desired format. Then like me you can say 'Eat your heart out Moonpig!'