Sample Project: Thank You Card

Sample Project: Thank You Card - student project

Without the Skillshare platform & team, you would not be looking at this class. So, it seemed appropriate to make them a thank you card for the sample project! 

First step: write the words quickly on translucent bleedproof marker paper, using guidelines from the class worksheets. 

Sample Project: Thank You Card - image 1 - student project

Second step: arrange the words; looking for a visual relationship between the words. The words did not stack nicely. But if "thank you" was on one line, it was very close to "Skillshare" in length, which I knew would make a compact, clean layout.  I'll  just need to watch ascenders and descenders, to make sure I have room for both, and that they weren't colliding. The "k", "Y" and "h" all wanted to be in the same spot! This was my main issue – but each set of words will come it with it's own spacing challenges. 

Sample Project: Thank You Card - image 2 - student project

Once your spacing is worked out, write the words on the cardstock, taking care to improve your letterspacing.  I used a light table so I could see my guidelines.

Sample Project: Thank You Card - image 3 - student project

Sample Project: Thank You Card - image 4 - student project

Now that I see it in photos – the spacing around the "k" is a bit tight, so I'll probably do this one more time before sending the card off. It's amazing what you see when you view your work in photos, or from a distance. Stay tuned for final version. But I'm very happy with the overall effect.

Sample Project: Thank You Card - image 5 - student project

Alice Young

Calligrapher & Designer

Teacher