Making Personalised Gift Cards is one of my favourite things, as you can see from the examples below.
If you are interested in commissioning me for something similar, please get in touch!
Star Wars themed card for a newborn
For the birth of my friend's son, I decided to go all out with a congratulations card.If you are interested in commissioning something similar, get in touch!
This Star Wars themed card uses windows to showcase playful illustrations.
The image on the front continues around the back.
The card is like a small booklet with playful apertures.
The baby with the light sabre becomes a robot with a milk bottle!
Wedding Invitations and Thank You.
There's nothing sweeter than helping a couple in love announce their intention to marry and sharing their goodwill.
Facing alcohol pen portraits of Bride and Groom to be, with purple ribbon at top and a central pair of rings in glitter.
The newly weds posing for their first dance, the groom's full plaid tartan cape wrapping around them with the words Thank You imprinted. Technique is oil pastels.
A Daffodil and Thistle entwined, with a Celtic knot frame above a tartan ribbon and gem.
Vivid depiction of a tree by a river bank, with Thank You in boxes down the side. Digital Illustration.
Personalised Birthday Cards
I've always loved making customised cards for people's birthdays. Here are some highlights, from cards including portraits of the receiver to a sensory card for a sight-impaired ninety-year-old.
Marty (sometimes nicknamed boss) turned 30. A goldleaf enhanced card featuring him as a wrestling champ seemed appropriate!
A card for George, ultimate nerd, as an anthropomorphic Duck wearing a pokemon hat, carrying a Comic book and drinking pop, with a reference to his "rubber duck" nickname on his tee-shirt. Line pen, watercolour and gold gel pen.
Linocut, liner and watercolour, dynamic Portrait of Birthday Boy JB in leathery oranges and blacks.
Designs for a Key chain label for a birthday gift for JB, a computer programmer in black ink with with, grey and gold acrylic paint.
Designed with a visually impaired woman in mind, this card features cut shapes, liner and collaged textures with bright colour and contrast and a cross stitched portion.
Four versions of "Ninj4" (Marty) engaging in his favourite activities: music, gaming and partying. Pen and Watercolour.
Watercolour and Ink depiction for Fan Jacob of a Warhammer 40K Guard Tank Commander asking for his men to "Bring me closer. I want to hit them with my sword!"
Postcards and a sense of place
The front of a card doesn't always need to be about a person, couple or character. Here are some designs I've done featuring locations or for location-specific events.
Featuring the skyline of Berlin with the TV Tower landmark, in black line pen, muted watercolours and gold gel pen Berlin graphic lettering.
It towers over Edinburgh's landscape and is synonymous with the city, this pencil sketch of Edinburgh's castle has been digitally altered for nice green colours.
Hey, Happy New Zealand Mother's day! Watercolour Flowers (daisies) on cut board mounted on the card, with ink-written hand lettering.
Christmas and New Year Cards
Personalised Christmas cards are the best, and an efficient way to celebrate the love and joy of the season.
Inspired by the book Howl's Moving Castle by Dianne Wynne Jones, I used this pencil drawing as a design for Christmas Cards.
A quiet couple's candlelit Christmas in front of their Christmas tree with the Northern Lights visible out the window.