|This design is called Vintage Holly and is a three panel, accordion style card. The back is still to be designed.|
|Sweet Holiday will be available in 3 colors as well as in multi-photo (below), flat (shown here) and foldover. Matching address labels and gift tags (see below) will also be available.|
|Hot off the Press Design available in 3 colors, in flat, folded, and multi-photo (shown below)|
I wanted to give the type in my Hot off the Press design a letterpress look to it but was failing miserably until I found this wonderful free tutorial on Vectips.com : Creating Editable Letterpress Style Text. This kind of effect is usually done in Photoshop, but I was working in Illustrator and needed to text to be editable as I might have needed to change the copy. It took a few tries but I finally got it to work. I think the background color really played an important part. As you can see the blue colorway is the best example of the effect. I just wish I could tweak it more in AI. Then again, that's what PSD is for.
Sorry to ruin your summer vacation with Christmas - but that's how it is in my world - Christmas is always in July! Don't forget to visit Tiny Prints in September for their Holiday launch. Wouldn't hurt to order your family holiday cards early, would it? *hint, hint* =)