Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Custom Creations - Mr. Hockey

I've had the opportunity over the past month to get some time in on my custom card creations.

It's really been a fulfilling experience working on designing different types of cards (from regular cards to autograph cards, to cut autos and memorabilia).

And while it does take time to 'refine, refine, refine', the process has been a lot of fun.

I'm having fun making hockey cards.

Now there's a sentence worth the price of admission alone.

This most recent creation is for someone looking to get a couple autographs 'framed'. I figured (once again) that I'd try something a little different.

I wanted to do something simple and classy for this Gordie Howe cut auto. After all....it's Mr. Hockey.

I also wanted to try utilizing 'flourishes'. The fancy border lines that frame this card.

I wanted to make sure I didn't go overboard with it and feel I got the right mix. I like how the various elements work with each other and the fonts tie in to the whole design.

The back is more a repositioning of elements as opposed to new design facets. I think I got the 'amount of information' about right too. I have a tendency to cram too much crap on the back of the card.

Hopefully the other one I'm looking to build this week will come together as nicely as this one.

Then.....it's on to assembly. Always a fun challenge.


  1. That's one of the coolest cards I've seen. Pretty neat retro look, I love it !

  2. Absolutely love the design. I could see a series of these looking pretty spectacular!

  3. Man love the look of this card, you should be working for Upper Deck.

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