For Day 1 of my 30-day CS4 Challenge, I decided to make a Happy New Year ecard to send to all my friends and family. (Click for the full-size version to send to YOUR family and friends!)
Since I’m in Japan, and the New Year is THE big deal holiday here, I decided to use a Japanese theme: the kadomatsu!
Using Photoshop, I pulled together a bunch of Japanese origami paper and textile patterns, skewing the colors to replicate the bamboo, pine needles, straw, and flowers used in a kadamatsu.
The typeface I used is Cafeta, a particularly nice sans serif I use kind of a lot.
The spacing on the type is ALL kinds of sloppy, but tonight here is New Year’s Eve, and I’m pressed for time!
I hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve and get to celebrate and have a wonderful time! Lots of love and hugs and happy thoughts from me. =)