Posts tagged Carrie and Seash
Amber Venz Box, VenzEdits, Christmas Cards 2017

We were so excited to design Amber Venz Box Christmas Cards in December 2017. She has been a huge inspiration personally to me. Watching her transform the world of online shopping and monetize blogging while looking amazing and taking on the consumer world is incredible. 

I first heard of Amber while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (where she also went to school). She also happened to date a close family friends son for a little bit and we had heard how nice she was. She couldn't have been sweeter or more enthusiastic about working with us. It really made us feel like we were doing something right. We throw a lot of mud at the wall - trying to figure out what will stick.. and you always wonder if your on the right path. 

Amber gave us a great project and challenge for her Christmas Cards. She sent us a handful of photos, including separate photos of her children, dogs, porch, and inspiration. Then a photo with the layout- below. 

To start we created a full pencil sketch to be sent to amber for edits. Then we did a second sketch, and a few more edits. Once the layout was approved we made a watercolor draft for coloring. Then we did the original piece to be used for the Christmas Cards. We digitally edit the watercolor and code them for printing. What makes watercolor difficult to reprint is the shadows in the cold press watercolor paper (and the texture) and that the paint colors don't exist in printer inks. We do our best to color match and keep the watercolor texture on our printed designs as possible. We usually order a sample before placing a full order on each custom work to make sure our designs look their best. 

We love how Ambers watercolor cards turned out. You can tell how much her family, Christmas, and love mean to her and her family.

Here is the inspiration for the Christmas Card. 


Carrie and Seash

Sarah & Brandon Dec. 2017

Sarah & Brandon said we could release some of their wedding sneak peeks for our followers. We're showing one of their crests for stationery all year round and their save the date for their wedding at the end of December. 

To start with their save the date is of the golf club where their wedding reception will be held. Since it is a late December wedding Sarah wanted to incorporate the Christmas theme and holiday spirit in their wedding details. The golf club has had weddings around Christmas before so we were able to see that the light pours out of the windows, and Sarah also knew she would have red bows, and garlands, and holiday cheer so we added them into our watercolor illustration. They are getting married in the evening so the night sky and moon were a must. We hand painted the script, golf club, and details and then slowly put them together in multiple layouts until it was just right. We added some details on the back to include their wedding website and that more details would follow. 


For Sarah and Brandons crest we incorporated silver bells for Christmas (and a take on wedding bells) with the date, mistletoe hanging from the top tied with a bow, their darling golden doodle Milly, and a fox for the chapel they will be getting married at. Sarah and Brandon also wanted to include a blue ribbon around the edge, with a boxwood wreath, and their favorite flowers, Magnolias. We also designed a custom watercolor vintage monogram with their initials intertwined. They also have a day of crest that has more holiday cheer.