Annual Holiday Card I

This annual holiday card design is inspired by The Cut-Outs by Henri Matisse, and the handcrafted cards I had been making from cut paper, but on a grander scale. I wanted the colors and shapes to show excitement for the year ahead.

I designed the layouts and drew all of the shapes digitally, then cut out each shape from colored paper. I assembled the cut-outs on foam board to create a backdrop for the photograph. I then photographed my dog, whom I include in each year’s holiday card, on the backdrop. The final photo was used in a designed card that was printed and mailed to friends and family.