After more than 30 years as a greeting card designer, I still get a thrill out of getting new card samples. So naturally I was delighted to get a box from Design Design this week, filled with some of the cards I worked on last year. Here’s a photo of some of the new designs:
These cards are all done in the ‘Rainbow foil’ technique, and I love the way the foil shimmers when you move the cards so they catch the light. Here are close-ups of a few of the cards.
The ‘It’s Your Birthday’ card is really special to me, because it’s the first rainbow foil card I’ve done in collaboration with another artist. Last year, I asked my friend, color & creativity enthusiast Leitha Hunt, who’s exquisite colored pencil work always inspires me, to write about color pencil techniques for the Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith (this is a link to Amazon which currently has the book on sale for $12.34!). I was working on this line of cards at the same time, and asked Leitha if she would be interested in coloring this design. I really love how it turned out:
To help celebrate the new cards Design Design is offering the Zenspirations® Community a 30% discount between now and the end of February.Most of the cards retail for $3.95. Click here to see the 50+ Zenspirations greeting cards, and use the code ZENSPIRATIONSSALE when you check out.
Before closing tonight, I wanted to share a design I’m working on. It’s one of my favorite passages from Genesis; Surely God was in this place and I did not know. My friend Beth Schafer is doing a Kickstarter to raise funds to record her next album, Renewed, and will be using this design as one of the rewards. Of the four variations below, which is your favorite?
As an incentive to share your thoughts, I’ll pick one name at random from those who leave a comment on this week’s blog, and send you your choice of this print, or a few greeting cards from the new collection.
Before closing this week, I wanted to remind you to post your love-themed Bible journaling designs in the Bible Journaling Jumpstart FB group by midnight on the 18th. See last week’s blog, Bible Journaling Jumpstart, for details.