As a way to bridge the gap and help cut down on production costs, I’ve finally introduced digital printing into my card making processes. The printer we have in our studio is a Canon Pro-100 and has been giving us a bit of grief trying to print from Photoshop, but a work around was determined and the beautiful prints are rolling in!
Each design for our printed cards is based on a scan of original artwork, has been carefully edited, and includes some sort of finish by hand every step of the way.
“Sending Holiday Cheer” started as a watercolor wash and embellished stencil illustration. Once printed, trimmed, corner-rounded, and attached to the card based, details are added with a white gel pen.
“Fa Ra Rawr” is based on an illustration and some hand lettering that was brought into Photoshop and overlayed with color/watercolor texture. Once trimmed, it’s added to the card base with a pale gray card stock matting.
“Merry All The Things” also started as a watercolor wash as well as a lettering illustration. Bringing the two together, this card is made extra special with heat embossed gold illustrative detail.
Be sure to take a look around our shop, as we have many other handmade cards (holiday-related and otherwise) as well as some gift-type items, wall decor pieces, etc. And keep a look out as we add more holiday items to the shop in the coming weeks!