Greetings! So I know that I promised this months ago, but I finally got them photographed. Then I deleted the photos and had to re-shoot them again. My apologies!
Sometimes the best projects to work on are those where creativity reigns supreme and I’m the art director, designer, and client. As we all know those projects come far and few between, but for me they appear every few months in the form of social stationary. I made my holiday cards for 2010 and then Valentines Day cards in 2011.
I was really into not creating the traditional red and green holiday card with a white envelope. So I stuck with red and silver and then happened upon these great chartreuse envelopes from Paper Source that completed my holiday look without screaming, “I’m a gaudy holiday card with traditional colors! Look at me! I will offend your eyes!”.
I illustrated the owl and branch, added the original copy (written by yours truly) and then made a photopolymer plate. It’s two runs and is approximately 5″ x 3″. Rounded corners add the final touch and they were ready to be shipped off!
I decided to depart from the computer when these cards came around. I believe how this card came around is that I got nostalgic for when I was a kid. We got to bust out the glue sticks, markers, construction paper, and doilies and go to town on making valentines to pass out at school and no one batted an eye. So let’s call this the grown-up’s version of that!
I layered multiple ribbons to create the bands. The birds are precut felt from Michael’s and then the hearts were added with a fine tip sharpie. I put these all together with a glue gun (burned myself multiple times). I was in crafty heaven! And before you say it, I am NOT a scrap booker…just look at those beautiful spatial relations! I’d like to see a scrap booker get close to this attention to detail!
Do you make social stationary? Want to share? Let me know and I’d be glad to feature your handy work on this blog!