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Offline prasad

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2016, 09:22:32 PM »
Congratulations Prasad!! Well deserved!

Congratulation Prasad! We are fortunate to have you on the forum :)

Thanks so much guys.

Here is the cover of my Christmas card
Magic work, Star.  :)

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2016, 10:53:21 AM »
Thank you @AnasaziWrites Mike and @ash0kgiri Ashok! After creating the design (lost track of how many hours - probably close to 12), I did 4 versions. Each version took between 3 to 4 hours. I ended up using the 3rd version, then they were engraved.  ;D I was surprised I actually made it through all 4 without any mistakes.  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2016, 07:17:14 PM »
Wowza, such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing. (I've saved several of these to study later on!)
My wife and I did simple place cards and a menu - just for fun for our family's meal
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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2016, 08:24:54 PM »
how much fun is that @bleair? Too cool! Broad pen is my 2017 challenge! I'm a tad intimidated....by both the time life might not give me and the act of learning that is required....
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2016, 08:59:21 PM »
@Starlee I thought I would never love broad pen the way I do pointed. But boy oh boy do I love it! Jump in! It is the same and different, more beautiful in many ways. More frustrating in many more. But very very satisfying when you get the flow. Enjoy!

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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2016, 05:20:53 AM »
Starlee, I think you'll enjoy broad-edged scripts.  If you want a gentle learning ramp may I suggest one of the many italic variations? I personally found that because you're in effect printing out each letter the forms are easier to pick up. 
There are many exemplars out there.. these are nice (in my opinion)
http://jp29.org/itlcc.htm
http://www.calligraphy-skills.com/italic-lettering.html

Of course there are many more exciting and interesting broad edge scripts (like textura and other black letter variations, and uncial, and gothic italic and and and :) ).

Good luck

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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2018, 10:42:01 AM »
hi! me and my husband collaborated on this, on holiday reflections.



(he's also trying to win lenses, hah, feel free to like on youtube to help him win)

thanks :)

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 10:09:35 AM »
Lovely! Thank you for sharing @wfung:)
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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2018, 10:28:16 PM »
This was the first Christmas I felt capable of producing a decent card.  It's something I've wanted to do for a long time.  A class from Phyllis Macaluso helped me a great deal.

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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2018, 10:31:41 PM »
@bleair I love your little white wreath in the corner!

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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2018, 10:34:24 PM »
@Starlee That's lovely!  I think you could sell that card.

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« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2018, 10:35:49 PM »
@Rednaxela I love that little fern flourish in the upper right corner!

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
@Terasleen I admire the way your wrote the word "Christmas".  I think it's a hard word to write and I struggled with it.  You found an innovative way to cross the "t".

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2018, 10:40:01 PM »
@esmy77  Really cute! 

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2018, 10:41:47 PM »
@prasad I like the gold on white that you chose and the pretty flourishing.  Congratulations on your 1000th post!  Wow!