I’m the Raj to your Cinnamon

I’m proud to present a new addition to our Bang greeting card line is “I’m the Raj to your Cinnamon” and “I’m the Cinnamon to your Raj”.

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Check it out and our other cards at www.pinkmoondesign.nl

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Graphic Design or Desktop Publishing?

Time to get serious… really, I can get serious from time to time 🙂 . In order to better understand what we can do for you at PinkMoon Evenementen & Design, here is a little educational post.

Graphic design is the creative process and art of coming up with concepts, ideas and arrangements to communicate an effective message in the design of logos, graphics,  and any other type of visual communication.

Desktop publishing is the mechanical process of using the computer and specific types of software to combine text and graphics to produce digital documents for printing.

So, what do we do here in PinkMoon? The short answer: we do both!

Here is an example and personal story of our graphic design processes and desktop publishing processes:

Two and a half years ago I got asked by my friend Erica to design my own baby shower stationery! Here is where the graphic design process begins.

I love cartoon illustrations so I made my then pregnant-self the main character of this wonderful occassion. First I made a pencil draft of the illustration in my design journal. This journal lives next to my bed so when inspiration strikes in the middle of the night it is close by the hand. I made a copy and inked the lines, then scanned it.

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Here is when graphic design meets desktop publishing. After converting my scan into a vector illustration and cleaning it, I colored it digitally using a crayon effect (since my childhood I have adored crayons).

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And then the desktop publishing was finished by turning that wonderful illustration into an invitation, a game notebook, chocolate wrappers, favor tags and assorted clipart.

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Graphic design and desktop publishing, one can’t live without the other, and we can offer them to you. Visit our website www.pinkmoondesign.nl/en to see our designs on inventory or send us an email for a custom design like the one above.

Love Cards with a BANG!!!

You all know how much I love the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. So one evening I got inspired and started doodling all the characters. Two Amys, three Bernadettes, and four Pennys later (I couldn’t convince my husband and sister that the previous versions were the best), I finished several funny and sweet versions of love cards ideal for Valentine’s day or just when you feel like cheering up your loved one. All the cards are on sale in Etsy.

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Now in our web shop: Greeting Cards!!!

It is so exciting to see our little web shop grow! I have just added two new greeting cards: Welcome Baby Girl and Welcome Baby Boy. All the cards are feature hand drawn illustrations that have been digitalized.

 

Animal-Free Circus Cupcake Picks

On one of my latest challenges, I signed up to bake cupcakes for my daughter’s daycare summer party. The theme for this year was the circus. I love going to the circus but I’m personally against the use of animals in their acts. I wanted to reflect that in the cupcake picks for the party, but everywhere I looked on the internet for circus clipart it included lions, elephants, etc. The solution? I drew my own clipart and digitalized it. Here is one of my drafts and the proud results. I came a bit later to the party and guess what? All my cupcakes were gone!!!

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You are not getting old in Etsy

PinkMoon Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“You are not getting old” is a funny card to wish a happy birthday. It features a fire extinguisher that had to save a very flustered birthday cake All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival laserjet inks printed on cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope are wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy You are not getting old card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world.

May you have good luck in Etsy

PinkMoon Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“May you have good luck” is a sweet card to wish good luck to the receiver. It features a pot with bamboo, the good luck plant. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival laserjet inks printed on cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope are wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy May you have good luck card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world.

May your home always be too small for all your friends in Etsy

PinkMoon Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“May your house always be too small for all your friends” is a wishful card to send to the owners of a new home. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival laserjet inks printed on cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope are wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy it HERE.

The card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world.

Sorry card in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“Sorry” is a sweet card to ask for forgiveness. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy Sorry card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world.

A very strong dad in Etsy

PinkMoon Evenementen & Design proudly presents a new item in the line of self-illustrated stationery!

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“A very strong dad” is a funny card to send to the fathers in your life to show them how as strong as good tea they can be. All illustrations are hand drawn by Mara in her characteristic whimsical style, scanned, digitally colored and printed on heavy cardstock.

CARD: One single white card, size 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm, 200g cardstock, printed single side
ENVELOPE: One white envelope, size C6, 135g paper
INK: Archival inkjet inks printed into cardstock
PACKAGING: Card and envelope is wrapped in a cellophane sleeve and inserted in cardboard backed envelope

Buy A very strong dad card HERE.

Card is shipped from the Netherlands via PostNL to the whole world.