Nature in Appalachia Blank Greeting Cards (8-pack)
This set of 8 blank greeting cards (2 each) each features a print of an original watercolor illustration. As I am often inspired by my hometown region in Appalachian Ohio, each design features flora or fauna that can be found there.
Designs feature the following items:
1) Milkweed plant with a Monarch caterpillar feasting on its leaves.Top Right
2) An eastern bluebird perched atop a Winterberry (Holly) bush.Bottom Right, Center
3) Helenium autumnale flowers.Bottom Left
4) Grass of Parnassus flowers.Top Left
These cards are printed on 100lb Hemptone card stock from French Paper Co. so they are both eco friendly and feel specially crafted. Craft paper brown envelopes are included.
Hi, I'm Marianne, the designer and watercolor illustrator behind Ivy Line Design. I grew up in Somerset, OH, and for as far back as I can remember I loved making art. I constantly had the max number of items checked out from the local library so I could spend hours upon hours drawing and tracing from animal and how-to-draw books.
I knew I wanted to have some kind of creative career so I attended the Columbus College of Art & Design. I happened to take a watercolor class as an elective my senior year... and I was terrible at it! Fast forward a few years and I started experimenting with watercolor and hand lettering to create cocktail illustrations. I love traveling and am very prone to making messes with paint, so once I realized how portable and easy to clean up watercolor paint was I was hooked!
Fast forward a few more years and I started Ivy Line Design as my freelance business. My specialties are vibrant and detailed watercolor illustrations of plant and animal life, food, as well as landscapes. I use my illustrations for a variety of projects such as greeting cards that I almost always create right at my home studio in Huntington, WV.