Thank you for all the get well wishes! I’m still not feeling 100%, but am definitely on the road to recovery. In addition to resting, I’ve spent time this week working on a new greeting card collection, which will be published in 2018. I’ve created several variations for the “Time to Celebrate” card, and can’t decide which one I like best– so I thought I’d share them on the blog tonight, and ask you to vote on your favorite. Whichever design is chosen will have embossing and foil accents.
The first two designs feature dark backgrounds:
The next two designs have borders, one with lettering, one without.
Like most of my work, the cards are a combination of traditional and digital designs. I usually hand letter the text and paint the art, and then compose the design PhotoShop. In options three and four I had fun layering the flourishes to create depth, and liked the technique so much that in the fifth design I layered the words.
Which one is your favorite? I’d appreciate your leaving a comment to let me know! Although I can’t respond to every comment, I do read each one, and am grateful to those who take the time to share their thoughts. THANK YOU!
This week there were two people who mentioned that they were also sick, and coincidentally both ladies have birthdays this week. Linda Manley will celebrate her birthday on Thursday, and I the card I made Linda was the inspiration for option five of the Time to Celebrate design. Here’s the card I made for Linda:
Suzan Hughes-Kennedy shared that Saturday was her 66th birthday. So this card is for you, Suzan! Hope you have many reasons to celebrate this year.
Before closing tonight, I wanted to mention that I’m heading to Camp Widow in Tampa this weekend, where I’ll be giving my annual “Color, Creativity, Grief & Gratitude” workshop. I teach some basic Zenspirations patterning techniques, along with a simple lettering style, and then give participants a choice of designs which they can embellish in memory of their loved one. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking an ‘on-line’ version of the workshop, please leave a comment to let me know. If there is enough interest I’ll try to find someone who can video it for us.