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Offline lizabetht

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2018, 10:46:14 PM »
@Erica McPhee   What beautiful penwork on your 2016 card. It's very detailed and I'm wondering if you did all your cards by hand or had the card printed?

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2018, 10:54:12 PM »
Practicing for some cards, and this little test kinda turned out nice



Happy holidays to all

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
Thanks @lizabetht ! I did four versions, chose the best one and then had it engraved!

I laughed because I posted back then that I was so far behind and would catch up in 2017. Ha, not only did I not catch up in 2017, I didn't even get a card made this year. :-(

Lovely work @bleair !
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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2018, 03:16:40 PM »
@bleair I love your little white wreath in the corner!

Thank you.  Though I can't take credit for that, that was my wife.  I will mention that we both learned that style from Heather Held and personally I got the greatest enjoyment and also gain out of her class.... She teaches several times throughout the year and I personally think her teaching style and classes are fantastic

https://heathervictoriaheld.com/

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2018, 03:30:22 PM »
Here's both my personal card (done on an iPad Pro) and my calligra-greeting (all by hand).

Everyone's work is so beautiful! Calligraphy holiday cards are the best!
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2018, 03:11:03 PM »
@ChristenAllocco  Both are gorgeous!  :)
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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2019, 09:05:23 PM »
@Erica McPhee Yes, I made them - not printed.  It was HARD. hahaha!  First time making my cards from scratch.  I ran into so many little problems but I learned so much that way.  The dark red paper was coated with something.  Didn't realize it until I tried to paint on it and then again, when I tried to erase guidelines, it kind of smeared the coating on the paper - didn't look nice.  So, I started using the laser level for a line - which I had never done before. 

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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2019, 05:03:32 PM »
Here's a card of mine from a few years ago. It's meant to represent a Christmas tree  :-\


« Last Edit: August 16, 2019, 05:05:53 PM by Ken Fraser »

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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2019, 02:08:19 PM »
What is this, Yule in August?!  Actually, it's been on my list to be working on this year's card for the last two months.... no comment on how successful I've been.  I love seeing what other folks do, it's really nice inspiration!

I really enjoy designing cards and would love to sell them one day, too.  Here are my last two designs.  I don't always incorporate calligraphy into the card itself, but I've been enjoying utilizing it for the envelopes.  Sorry about the poor lighting and generally fuzzy photos.






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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2019, 03:42:40 PM »
KristinT, these designs are delightful and warm <3

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2019, 11:21:53 AM »
@Ken Fraser - such a lovely treat for your friend to receive!

@KristinT  Love your designs! So darling ... that little mouse!  :-* My son loves penguins. These are so cute and creative!
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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2019, 10:46:16 PM »
@evad and @Erica McPhee - Thank you for your kind words!  They mean a lot to me.  I dearly enjoy making these cards and, selfishly, just hope the recipients enjoy them at least half so much as I did in drawing them.   :P

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2020, 10:14:10 AM »
So, I haven't been on here for quite a while, but a friend encouraged me to re-log on. Came across this post and decided to share my Holiday Greeting from last year (C'mas in July?)   ;D

Used a folded pen and india ink.

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2020, 10:24:45 AM »
Very festive!  I've never tried folded pen. 

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Re: Show your holiday greeting...
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2020, 03:12:49 PM »
I love it! So fresh and festive! Well done!
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