Artwork, design, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Share the Love (in Technicolor)

Let someone know you love them with a cute, colorful illustration. I always like looking for (and making) unique takes on the traditional Valentines card.

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This drawing was done with pen, ink, Sharpies, and Copic Markers. If you haven’t tried out Copic Markers, you really ought to give them a try. They’re a little pricy from the get-go, but you can refill them…so they’re more cost effective in the long run (and more eco friendly!)

This is available as a card and as a print in my Etsy shop.

Artwork, etsy shop, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Halloween

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos

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In celebration of Dia De Los Muertos, I have added new Calavera greeting cards to my Etsy Shop! They are available in a number of awesome colors and comes with its own envelope. Each card is cut and hand-folded, and is made from my original illustration. They are great for Halloween or Day of the Dead, but could be used any time of year for yourself or to send to your spooky friends!

etsy shop, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Sage Advice for Greeting Cards

“To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!”
Susan Lendroth

Send someone an any-time letter with these greeting cards that I designed for Pink Toe Press. They are good for pet-lovers, or just people who need a little bit of good advice. They are blank on the inside and come with their own envelope. They are also available as larger prints.

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For dog lovers

As I write with a cat curled up on my lap, It amazes me the pure love that an animal has for its owner. These cards were designed to inspire you to reach the potential that your pet knows you have, but that you may not know you have.

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For cat lovers

Truly, be the person that your dog (or cat) thinks you are!

Artwork, Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Typography

Get Well Soon

Do you know someone who is sick? I find it so hard to find the “right” card for someone who isn’t feeling well. Whether they have the common cold, surgery, or something more serious, it’s hard to find a card that can speak to the recipient without being too sarcastic or overly dramatic. I designed this card to be simple, elegant, and tasteful. No matter what your friend or loved one is suffering from, this card is sure to brighten their day.

Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, Photography

Retro Happy Birthday Card

Nothing says summer like a trip to the  fair or, if you’re near the beach, visiting the pier. I especially like taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel. Living in Los Angeles, I like visiting Santa Monica to see the pier; taking a shot at the arcades, riding the roller coaster, then taking a spin on the Ferris Wheel, looking out onto the beach. As fun as the other rides  are, the Ferris Wheel is my favorite; you get a great view of the ocean and the city.

The photograph on this card was taken on a recent visit to the pier, and I think it makes a splendid card. The colors are fantastic.

Graphic Design, Greeting Cards, New Artwork, Photography

Card for New Baby and New Parents

It’s almost Father’s Day. I was inspired to make this card by my friends who just had their first baby. Congrats to them and their little boy!

Ever the defector, I decided to make this card without the traditional blues and pinks that seem to dominate the baby card market. I was never one for pink and frills when I was young, even as a baby; I kept that in mind with the colors of this card. This card was designed so that it could work for a girl or a boy.

Artwork

Valentines Day

Pop-Up Valentine’s Day Heart Cards

Usually I am not someone who makes something that is for a specific holiday or event… I do make exceptions, though. I think that these handmade pop-up cards would make lovely valentines. Inspired by computer graphics, 8-bit video games, and the fun I always had with pop-up books and cards, these little cards are a refreshing change from mass-produced, store-bought cards.

Tell someone “I <3 U” with one of these fun cards!

I’ve always liked pop-up cards and have had an interest in making them ever since (years ago) my friend Katie had a birthday party and her mother (an artist and art teacher) taught us how to make very simple pop-ups. As someone who has a collection of pop-up books, a knack for origami and paper-crafting, and a love of pixel art, you’d think I would have gotten around to making these sooner.

Each envelope is filled with (handmade) confetti. A nice touch.

I hand cut each card from paper and carefully folded each one, each card also has a handmade envelope. I think these would make lovely cards any time of the year (not just on Valentine’s Day). They’d be a great card for the gamer or computer whiz in your life.  *I’m working on other pop-up designs… I’ll keep you posted!