Designing Christmas cards is so fun and my goal for this year, will be to illustrate everything myself. I often run into a conflict being an illustrator and designer on wanting to illustrate everything. Realistically there isn’t always time to do it when you’re working on multiple projects. Purchased or free images and artwork (always purchase or use free images with the correct licensing) have saved me many times in a bind.
I loved putting this invitation together and doing custom artwork for the postcard. The adorable map was designed by a fellow designer and the entire suite just fit the rustic and romantic feel the bride wanted to compliment her wedding theme.
The wedding invitation on the left I did for a friend and had such a blast with the entire process. I felt very fortunate that she allowed me to help her with her design needs. The invitation on the right was for a going away party and I only created the Lace House artwork and the rest of the design was completed by another designer. This is around the time I really started to get into digital painting and realized how much I loved it!