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Funny food cards, my creative process



In this insightful post I will be explaining the process of how I create my funny food cards and birthday cards from scratch to the finished cards that I have for sale on my greetings card website.


My name is Dan and I am an illustrator and owner of plant based cards. I love making people smile with my food greeting cards, birthday cards and fun vegan gifts. It is a real joy everytime someone orders one of my greeting cards or gifts, knowing that they appreciate all the work that goes behind each one.



Thinking of the funny food card ideas...


All of my food greeting card ideas start out as a hand drawn sketch usually using a 2B Pencil. (Nothing can compare to a 2B pencil!) Sometimes it can take a long time to get a decent funny food pun. I rack my brain of all the different meanings and related words to that specific food product. I use the thesaurus alot to find super awesome synonyms!



A good example of coming up with a good idea for a birthday card is when I wanted to create a meditation / buddha card. I knew that I wanted to use my funny potato that I had illustrated and coloured beforehand as it was already meditating! But I couldn't think of a pun... See illustration process below.



Digital drawing of the food character (the fun part)


This potato shows how my sketches turn into life. Using adobe illustrator I draw up the sketches digitally with a graphics tablet and then colour it in adding shading and small details. This usually takes about an hour or so.



Now to come up with the funny card pun!


I quite liked the word 'spud' instead of potato, and then a lightbulb moment came to me... what word rhymes with spud? Bud!


When I finally thought of the food pun for the card I was ecstatic!


Potato... Spud... Bud... Buddha... Spuddha!!! And hey presto, the finished card is below! Meditate like a Spuddha, click / tap it if you like it that much and you'd like to buy the card!




Sending my greeting cards out

Rather then buying lots of printed greeting cards in; I print my cards individually on my own inkjet printer so it saves on wasting card and ink. I use eco friendly, 100% recycled card which is 300 gram cardstock and a card scoring mat. I then add the finishing touches with a green envelope and recycled paper bag. My greeting cards are vegan friendly and sustainable as much as possible and I am always looking for improvements, for more information about me and my process click here.




Fancy checking out my full greeting card range?


I hope you enjoyed this insight into my card design process. See my full selection of funny food birthday cards, vegetable greeting cards and vegan gift ideas that I have available here... see my store.


Here is a related blog post that might be of interest...

plantbasedcards.co.uk/post/funny-vegetable-cards

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