Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card

Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card - student project

Let me be the first to say that, Liz's classes are wonderful for tips and tricks within the Procreate app and a solid resource for her free, self-made, quality brushes and textures.

The following card is a result of a few of her Skillshare watercolor classes.

 

Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card - image 1 - student project

My local AIGA chapter ran the Design for Hope campaign with the goal of producing as many greeting cards as possible for the kids of St. Jude hospital. https://raleigh.aiga.org/design-for-hope/

 

For this particular piece, I opted for my sketch of a single sea otter floating in the water with a "Thank You" sign on the front cover. Some light, pun-filled, inside copy would round out the card.

 

 

Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card - image 2 - student projectMy initial sketch

 

Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card - image 3 - student project

Final front cover image

 

Liz's watercolor paper template was a perfect background, with the mixture of the native procreate studio pen and her downloadable brushes.

 

Her tips for working the copy of the greeting card are, honestly, worth the whole class. Using "Pages" and "iFont" on my iPad made this final process move much faster. Normally, I would trace my text out for the handmade look, but for the sake of time, I used the text from Pages and placed it on the front and inside of the card (with a splash of Liz's watercolor brushes, of course).

 

Creating a Design for Hope Greeting Card - image 4 - student project

Final Inside

 

Thank you, Liz, for a well-taught class and your zest for pushing our procreate game up a notch!

I'll be looking forward to more of what you produce!