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Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:27:20 AM »
I made some cards for Mother's Day and thought that I'd share. I'm usually pretty bad with the cards, making them at the very last minute and sometimes the ink is barely dry before going in the envelopes (oops!). Glad I took some time to make them a few days earlier this year.



Amazing what white ink on color cards can do! Super simple, yet pretty.

Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White
Nib: Brause EF66

Thanks for looking!  :D

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 02:40:00 PM »
I love it Linda. And I love the simplicity too. Often times we overthink it when really the simple is the most beautiful.
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 03:06:56 PM »
REALLY love it.
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 04:44:57 PM »
Thanks Nickki and Daisy! I hope the moms will like them too!

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 04:47:27 PM »
Awesome job Linda :) Love the white on those colors.

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 06:27:24 PM »
Wonderful! So springy and fun! Nice use of space too!
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 06:34:58 PM »
Thanks Heebs - there's just something about white ink isn't it. It really makes the letters pop.

Starlee, thank you so much. I very lightly sketched out the piece with a white charcoal pencil first, inked the piece, and erased the pencil marks with a kneaded eraser after the ink dried.

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 09:44:58 PM »
So happy!  I love the flourishes!
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 10:59:43 PM »
These are so beautiful!

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 11:52:46 PM »
Linda, Thanks for sharing the process of how you made these. I love hearing from others what their process is. I also am impressed with the layout!

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 10:47:19 PM »
so so pretty!!!  i especially like the way you wrote the numbers...very old-school classic :)
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 10:53:13 PM »
Thank you Roseann <3 This is about as "flourish-y" as I am able to get... anything more complicated, I lose the shapes and they turn into a mess  :-\

Thanks Moya, I had fun making them!

Suzie, I think Stefanie mentioned this on another thread - I have a graphic design background too so I tend to "plan" things out rather than just "make things happen." Maybe 30 years from now I will be able to!  ;D

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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 10:47:02 AM »
These are really beautiful Linda. Simple but sweet design.  :) Thank you for sharing with us!!
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2014, 11:53:46 AM »
I also love them, Linda these 'heart flourishes' in the descenders are so sweet :)! And also the puristic, clear colors!
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Re: Cards for Mother's Day [Modern/Contemporary Calligraphy]
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2015, 04:44:12 PM »
Linda, I know I'm late on the bandwagon, but I was just reading through some old posts and stumbled upon this...you have a gift!!! I am in awe of all the different "hands" you're able to write in, bravo!!!! (if I were to get something like this for mother's day, I would seriously cry.)
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