Since I was focused on making things as gifts and to sell right up until the holidays, I didn’t get a holiday card produced to mail to friends and family. So, new year’s card it is. Last night I dug into really learning how to take things from 2D to 3d (for me my brain has to stretch a bit, especially if I’m learning from looking at the screen at examples and not just using my hands) – so I could make a pop up card. Learned a lot. In the last few days I illustrated a luna moth… then last night decided I wanted to have something different on the cover, so illustrated paper birch leaves and trunk-- since that is one of the luna moth’s host plants, and an iconic tree here in Michigan. Left room on the inside for individual notes for people. Printed the words on inkjet-- originally tried to cut them, but since I need to make more than 50 I figured efficiency was more important. Designed it so I could fit two on letter size paper, thus using paper I already have around, feeds through the inkjet well, and fits into standard small size invitation envelope (which I have a bunch on hand as well).
This is the full first test run at 3 am last night-- still will do some other tweaks to the design and to avoid some of the burn smudging on the cover, but pretty proud of how it’s looking!!
(Side note-- this thread seems to have changed from only things made with proofgrade, it looks like? Does that mean I can share settings here that I used? Happy to but I’m a good rule follower so want to verify first.)