Here are the last three designs in my holiday card challenge = 50 cards total, 10 designs, 5 of each design. In case you missed my first three posts with cards one through seven, they are here, here and here.
This week, I went for variations of the traditional rich holiday color tones, the red, green and gold. And I also wanted to use some of brad/eyelet stash. 🙂
This first card uses on the techniques I love, creating visual texture with words and fonts. Here it’s a nice layer that you almost don’t notice, but makes a really simple card a little more interesting.
For the second card, I decided to use some kind of phrase on it, since I really haven’t done that on any of the others. I did a little online search and found one I liked. I highlighted some words with a typeface change. Here I also used symmetry, which is not something I normally do, but it’s playful in this instance with the bright colors and contemporary shapes. Layering the text and adding the eyelets gives this some dimension.
The third card I created based on my snowflake brads. I thought it would be fun just to cover the whole card in snowflakes, which was actually a bit time consuming as I played around with what size/rotation should go where. I could have spent more time adjusting all of these! The I picked three spots, deleted my vector snowflake and left a spot for the brad. My hope was that the brads would sort of blend in, but then add a surprise 3D visual. This may or may not have been successful, but it was still fun.
My designer takeaway: Playfulness can be a good design element: play with your typefaces, play with your colors and play with the arrangement!