This week I have just continued with experimenting with lettering and sketches for ideas.
In the process of designing my cards, I have also considered what kind of text I want. Most of my cards will feature very little text, as they are based on short, witty, “inside” jokes. I have decided that it would be a nice touch to make my cards using hand lettering. In the pictures, I tried some different styles to experiment with what I might want to use on the cards.
While coming up with ideas for the cards, I have also been considering layout. I do not want to keep the traditional shape of a greeting card. I want them to be more tactile and personal. This can be reflected in the envelopes as well. These are a couple ideas I found across the internet, along with some drawings of my own ideas.
This week I finalized a selection of 6 topics that I would be making cards for. They were all inspired by everyday events that a wide range of people experience. I want to make greeting cards for things that people want to express, that aren’t normally expressed. For example, what do you say to your friend when their pet passes away? Or how about when you bailed on plans because you wanted to spend a day in? Over the next few weeks I will come up with sketches for these ideas.
I wanted to make my personal project something I would really enjoy doing and I have wanted to illustrate a line of greeting cards for as long as I can remember. I think it would be interesting to come up with designs for different holidays along with funny jokes on the inside.