What seemed like a straight-forward concept — to create a typography-based design that mimicked the look of a knitted sweater — turned into more than 17,000 faux stitches.
Carolyn hadn’t expected the illustration would require that level of complexity, but as she created the stitches, she decided each stitch needed a slight variation in color to capture the look of real yarn. Dozens of slight color variations soon became hundreds of slight color variations.
The back side of the card has a reversed knit pattern — just like an actual sweater. A faux garment tag includes social media and contact information, and a size tag proclaims “XL ideas.”
Click to see another custom holiday card Carolyn designed.
“I love the way you’ve completed the concept circle by making the sign-off look like the manufacturer’s tags!”– RECIPIENT FEEDBACK