March 2, 2019

Hello!

This little pigeon card is my love letter to NYC.

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a great way to get a view of the NYC skyline.

February 3, 2019

Big order

Packing up a big order of cards for the Made By Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design.

It's like an all-you-can-eat buffet of flopsock designs!

































All these cards and more are available in my Etsy shop.

January 26, 2019

Behind the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Here's a special behind-the-scenes peek of the process of making my Leaning Tower of Pisa card.

It took about a day to illustrate the tower. I lean* towards using Adobe Illustrator for most of my work because vector graphics are scalable to any size.
*see what I did there? 

Adobe Illustrator is my go to program for creating all Flopsock Designs.




Some color and a crooked frame with "I got you" makes it a message of support.
The art gets scaled to fit into a 4.25" x 5.5"A2 greeting card template.




Then the image is dropped into an open flat layout created in Adobe InDesign.
For a vertical card layout, the front is the right side and the back is the left side.




The layout file is saved as a high resolution PDF and sent to the printer. A few days later, the printed cards are ready to be trimmed and scored to fold.
A little trim around the edges and these babies will be ready to go.

And here's the finished product!

All Flopsock Design greeting cards including this one come with a matching kraft paper envelope.


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