Written by Beth Ashton, 8 December 2016 Although I am still relatively new to Zazzle and have been using it for less than six months, I have enjoyed the experience and the tools that allow you to share your creations through social media. Need something for the holidays? You can buy your own artwork as a gift or someone else's work. Just don't create an object that uses the word beer. It will be dropped as I have learned the hard way. There are certain guidelines that help to maintain a family friendly experience. The featured image in this article is the cover of my newest project, a greeting card that can be customized with your own photo and message inside. If you would like to check it out, follow the link. http://www.zazzle.com/photo_snowflake_christmas_card Looking for other gift ideas? You can follow this link instead. http://www.zazzle.com/
My newest Zazzle Creation is a wedding invitation and thank you card using my newest water color, a humming bird hovering beside peonies. You can check them out here. My intention is to continue developing my ability to paint flowers, because my favorite wedding invitations and cards feature beautiful floral scenes. -Beth
This is the newest addition to my Zazzle shop. To create this card I began by making a floral, lace design in Adobe Illustrator. I modified the design by creating an art brush in Illustrator using a white zigzag within two white parallel borders. This became the brush stroke for the larger flowers in the lace. I then created a white scalloped center to allow a space for text. The design was enhanced by adding a green, burlap textured background and a shadow effect on the lace and center. A flower was isolated from the design as a simple flourish decoration.
This is my newest addition to zazzle.com. A faux gold fleur de lis contrasts a medieval style stone wall. I created the gold fleur de lis by adding a clipping mask to the fleur that I created in Adobe Illustrator. For the background I used altered transparency and combined images with differing textures.