A couple of months ago, a client contacted me wanting a very special holiday card that would send holiday wishes to her family and friends, and also announce the birth of their third child.  She had some ideas about what she wanted, and sent me a Pinterest board with different ideas that she had collected.  She loved a watercolor sketch of the Elton John lyrics “How wonderful life is now you’re in the world,” and also pinned a paint splattered envelope, so I took those ideas and ran with them.  She also wanted a custom stamp that I designed to match the card and envelope.

We decided on 110# cotton lettra for the card and envelope (now that’s a thick envelope!) and digital printing with rose gold foil pressed accents.  The envelope was printed with watercolor splotches both inside and out.  These were so fun to create and I LOVE the way they came out.


I’m hoping to do a lot more design work in 2014.  From the looks of things so far (ie. three design jobs already on the books for January) it looks like my wish will probably come true.  Stay tuned!  And Happy New Year!