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2021 Vacation Card Design

2021 Vacation Card Design

2021 Holiday Card Design

As soon as once more I needed my vacation card design to convey the sense of pleasure and happiness that my canine Cooper introduced into my life once more this yr. I used to be additionally feeling the necessity to dig in and assemble the cardboard by hand so I mixed my digital expertise and tactile expertise, which I feel brings out a few of my finest works.

2021 Holiday Card Sketch

Sketch

Each design begins with a tough thumbnail sketch. I had drawn up a couple of variations and landed on this one as I assumed it conveyed the happiness and pleasure I used to be on the lookout for this yr.

I snap a photograph of the sketch and place it into Adobe Illustrator the place I constructed out the essential shapes for the objects I used to be going to wish to both print and minimize within the Cricut, or simply minimize on colourful paper inventory I had on arms. When that was achieved I had the next parts:

Preview in Adobe Illustrator
Preview in Adobe Illustrator Outlines in Adobe Illustrator
Outlines in Adobe Illustrator

  • Santa head/arms and blue background printed instantly onto the clean white 5×7 card entrance.

  • Santa’s mittens holding the “Be Merry” banner.

  • Santa’s beard on white card inventory

  • Cooper’s smiling face

  • Wreath on inexperienced card inventory

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  • Bow on purple card inventory

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As soon as I had the entire above printed/minimize I then ran the components via my Xryon machine utilizing the everlasting adhesive cartridge to made all of them like stickers. And I started assembling them within the layer order wanted to construct the cardboard.

As soon as all of them had been utilized to the entrance of the cardboard, I then used Posca paint pens at hand draw on some highlights and different traces on Santa, Cooper, and the wreath. To complete the whole lot off I used the purple, blue, inexperienced, and black posca pens so as to add polka dots across the border of the cardboard. And that basically simply added the ultimate contact of festive enjoyable I used to be on the lookout for.

Due to goes out to my good friend Lisa Bakewell for sharing this photograph of the cardboard displayed on her tree. What a particular place of honor, it brings such an enormous smile to my face!

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