Get Ready for Snail Mail: Cards Coming Soon!

Hello there, friends!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! I took most of a week off and am back now more energized and excited for Christmas, so naturally I'm drawing lots of Christmassy things!

These Christmas Thank You cards will be in the shop soon. It's been awhile since I offered any cards, and I'm really excited to get back into them!

I'm always testing new processes and styles and decided to really lean into my love of mid century design with these, so I'm experimenting a lot with mixing my usual linework with color block elements.

I'll show you what I mean in this sneak peek of the process:

You can see my written list of ideas and messy pen-drawn thumbnails where I flesh them out a bit before doing the linework all separately so I have the option to hide or keep different elements.

 

Once I bring all the linework elements into Photoshop, I play around with which ones to keep. I decided I wanted the hand to be color block instead of outlined, so I used my linework as a guide to create the hand shape with the pen tool:

 

And played around with colors from there:

 

Before deciding on the final artwork:

This and other cards will be available in the shop soon! I'm eagerly awaiting my new card paper shipment and making new card designs.