|Real Card Studio's "Clementine" holiday photo card, with custom duplexed paper and foil printing.|
|Portrait photographed by Kara Stewart Photography in Redding, California|
|Tone-on-tone matte gold foil printing on Antique Gold paper, denim blue envelope liner with gold glitter.|
|Large square custom duplexed cardstock with rounded corners.|
Go big or go home, as my uncle Theo likes to say. And that goes double for your holiday photo cards-- don't send a card with three mini pics that you can barely see-- choose the best of the bunch and blow it up to 7-1/4" so everyone can see it (hopefully from the moon). Have a professional portrait photographer record your children or family, then share it with your friends and loved ones, they'll cherish it like a gift.
For Real Card Studio's holiday collection update, I borrowed this gorgeous photo from my cousin. (This shows her sweet side, but don't be fooled: she's a firecracker. Wittiest three-year-old I've ever met.) The colors in the picture are rich yet subtle, so we beautifully matched up the earth tones with Antique Gold for the duplexed back side of the card, and paired it with the most fantastic sheer denim-blue-with-gold-glitter for the envelope lining. Since the type is big and bold, a matte gold foil tone-on-tone works fantastically. When working with a photo for your holiday cards, it's always best to work with the colors in the photo to get the most polished and sophisticated look for your custom holiday card.
Other cards may get recycled after the holidays, but this one's sure to be a keeper.
Real Card Studio's Clementine Holiday Card is available at Union Street Papery in San Francisco. Portrait photography used on the card by Kara Stewart Photography in Redding, CA. Photography of the cards for this post by Fresh Outtakes.