Hi, I’m Maureen Vickery, the calligrapher behind PenDance Studio and the creative force behind Calligraphy Crush Magazine! When your friends and family know you are a calligrapher, they expect your holiday cards and envelopes to be lovingly decorated in beautiful lettering. Flourished calligraphy designs certainly add a festive touch, so why not flourish a reindeer for your loved ones’ holiday enjoyment? Below I’ll show you step-by-step how I flourished a reindeer for my upcoming holiday card. I’ve also included a downloadable template of a reindeer (find it by clicking here) and flourish designs for your reference.
Today’s tutorial combines calligraphy, folds, and ribbon to make an interactive and festive holiday card. Its creator, Phyllis Macaluso, explains: “I got lost in the creative process with this project because it is one of my favorite ones to do. The possibilities are endless! This concept comes from my love of Japanese chiyo papers and the many different folds I learned in that chapter of my life.” Today, Phyllis will show us how to make this perfect folded triangle that opens up to reveal a beautiful burst of festive calligraphy!
Phyllis Macaluso is the reigning queen of creative cards and fabulous calligraphy. She combines the two to add festivity to every season! This autumn, she’s done it again with spooktacular card and envelope design concepts. In this tutorial, she’ll show us how to create a card and envelope that’s been taken over by (illustrated) spiders. She also has a playful mummy card and envelope motif to share!
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Hi everyone, my name is Schin Loong (@openinkstand on Instagram) and I’ll be showing you how to create a flourished swan envelope. This is a fun and versatile design and you can build it up with all kinds of flourishes and trimmings to make it your own.
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Without a doubt, Phyllis Macaluso is the queen of creative cards. Her cards always feature some sort of interactive element and a clever, captivating design! Today, she’s going to show us how to make a beautiful tea-themed Mother’s Day card.
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