From my sketchbook: Let's Eat Cake!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Let's Eat Cake! Original Screen Printed Card

How it is Friday already?! Time's been flying by lately and I've been busying myself with lots of projects. I designed, printed and photographed three new cards this week and thought I'd share a little peek at my design process.

Let's Eat Cake! Preliminary Sketches

My designs always start out as simple sketches. Sometimes I'll sketch an idea over and over again, but this time I lucked out after only a couple iterations. I knew I wanted this design to turn into a papercut, so I had to think of positive and negative space quite a bit.

Papercut process photo Papercut process shot

I rough-traced it onto tracing paper, then taped it onto my cardstock and got to cutting with my xacto.

Papercut process shot Original Cake Papercut

I then scanned the papercut into photoshop to clean up some of the edges and resize to fit on the card. I used my Wacom tablet to hand-write the text straight into Photoshop. After that it's just a matter of separating the two colors, printing out into a transparency, and then exposing it to light on a coated screen. Then I screen print each color onto the cardstock, fold it up, and the card is done!

Let's Eat Cake! Card by Vitamini http://www.vitaminimodern.com/greeting-cards/lets-eat-cake-pink

Let's Eat Cake! is now listed in my shop and my Etsy shop.

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