Today I wanted to share with you a look into my card making process.
The Beginning Stages:
First, I decide on what type of quote I wanted to use. This is usually the starting point of my process. Once I find the quote(s), I think of things the words in the quote bring to my mind.
For example “Happy Birthday to my main squeeze”, the word “squeeze” reminds me of a lemon. Often when you have a designer creative block, it helps to come up with the quote first then the design will put itself together. Let your inner artist inspiration take over!
My next step is to decide what type of medium to use. Do I want to use Adobe Indesign or Illustrator to create? Paint, stencil, or hand letter? On the card above I used Adobe Indesign. Depending on what you decide to use, this may require a trip to your local craft store.
I already have several folders of artwork I have created, purchased or downloaded from Etsy or Creative market. Now start creating! Be sure to purchase the correct license for using your artwork. For the lemon card I decided to add a leaf to the top. To make it stand out more, I used a textured paper I purchase at my local Michaels craft store.
Printing has to be one of the biggest struggles for a designer when printing their work. A lot depends on the quality, color settings, and overall knowledge of the business staff everywhere is different. FedEx is my number one and only place I go to get prints. On the card above I printed the lemon at Fedex and the leaf I printed at home on my personal printer. I will print some smaller things at home but for that crisp ink you will want to use FedEx.
Enjoy your card!