May 12, 2015
The majority of my cards begin as black ink drawings. As I've mentioned before, I digitize my drawings and then use various computer programs (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are my preferred favorites) to layout card designs and color the work. For the brand new spring and summer collection of cards, I developed a cohesive color palette that I used throughout the designs (with the exception of the hand-painted gouache cards - more on those here).
I sought out bright, bold colors that were warm, optimistic, and cheery - three words I love to associate with the warmer seasons. Here's the palette I worked with!
December 03, 2012
I don't know about you, but my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds have been exploding with photos of friends decorating their homes for Christmas. Central to these photos: Christmas lights! Beautifully lit trees and houses were the inspiration for this week's card - Merry Christmas Lights - which has quickly become one of our best-selling holiday cards.
My goal for this card was to create a fun, festive, and colorful design that captures the holiday spirit.
You can pick up boxed sets of Merry Christmas Lights here. With Christmas only 3 weeks away it's time to get busy sending out holiday cards!
September 11, 2012
One of the best parts about my job is getting to play around with different color combinations. I could spend all day pairing colors! New York Fashion Week is in full force and Pantone just released its spring 2013 color report.
image via Pantone
I'm loving these color choices - a mix of muted pastels and eye-popping bolds. I'm a little surprised to not see any pinks in the mix here. Here are some of my favorite looks from the runway mixing up these spring colors.
Diane von Furstenburg
Marc by Marc Jacobs
All images via Style.com