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Multimedia Greeting Cards

Updated on July 3, 2015

Acrylic, Pastel and Digital Art

I have been an artist now for a few years, and my passion is Oil and Acrylic, but I do create a lot of pastel work and Encaustic (Wax).

Recently, I have been using a free photo manipulation software called Gimp, and after learning a few basics, I've started creating some greeting cards, mainly for fun, and to get some of my ideas out. I have built this lens to share with you those ideas and maybe some of the cards will elicit a smile.

My process starts with, of course the idea, I then create the drawings and paintings using pastel, ink and Acrylic. Scan them or digital photograph them, and create the cards using the software.

Competitions are a great way to garner ideas and get in some practice.

Feliz Cumpleaños

Happy Birthday

The card above and to the side here, are a play on words for a Spanish-English (Spanglish) theme.

Fleas CumpleaƱos.

The cat and the fleas started life as a pastel drawing - pastel is fast and forgiving.

I drew the fleas large and then shrunk them using Gimp, and place them on top of the dog, and added a background and the wording.

So, one for dog lovers, and one for cat lovers, I have also done a card with both a cat and a dog.

Incidentally the word for bad fleas in Spanish is pulgas malas also the name of the Spanish version of the Dog whisperer Malas Pulgas

Gimp is Free to Download

Greeting card making kits

Mothers Day - Fathers Day - You Are So Wonderful - Who wouldn't want to be in your shoes

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Wedding Anniversary - I used the Penguins as they are said to stay together forever.

This was painted in acrylic and then finished on Gimp arranging the background colours and wording.

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Easter Card - Before and After

The cover simply reads enjoy yourself this Easter and when you open it the caption reads "But not too much"

Baby Shower

New Baby Cards

Items painted in Acrylic

Humorous Cards

Farmer Joke - Front cover with inside cover working as the punch line


This is private property

Woman 1

Not getting out we're naked

Woman 2

We're not getting out until you leave

Woman 3

You just want to watch us get out naked


I didn't come here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out the pond naked

Farmer lifting the bucket of apples

I'm here to feed the alligators

Humorous Birthday Card

Acrylic and Digital

Card For a Single Woman

Card for Her The inside reads "Is It Yours" - This is pastel and digital

The words can be changed to fit anyone - I found this bird in my garden and it keeps saying "Beautiful" - Is it yours? (on the inside of the card)

Cute Cards - Pastel and Finished in Digital

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Christmas Card

Acrylic center section and finished Digitally the background and words

I used the wine glass to reflect what the child sees - Mummy kissing Father Christmas.

Friendship Card - Humorous

Acrylic On Card

Good Luck Card - Good Luck In your new Job

Pastel On Card

Happy Anniversary Card - Inside Reads - Even if you do still want different things

Anniversary card from a Wife - Inside the card - Only one of us can Multi-Task

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      6 years ago

      You have some wonderful card ideas here. As always, I enjoyed this lens. You are a rare talent on Squidoo. Thanks for making me smile today.

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      It did! some original humour on these cards

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      6 years ago

      This is great information, I like them very much. :)

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      Deadicated LM 

      6 years ago

      You are very talented, I like them all, especially the bullfighter and bull.

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      6 years ago from Midwest

      I love greeting cards.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Adorable greeting cards! Really love the cute little animals. Blessings! :)

    • Mark Shearman profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Shearman 

      6 years ago from Alicante Spain

      @julieannbrady: Thank you for visiting and the squid like.

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      6 years ago

      I think multimedia greeting cards can be quite delightful.

    • Mark Shearman profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Shearman 

      6 years ago from Alicante Spain

      @WriterJanis2: Wow thank you and for the blessing!

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      6 years ago

      You do incredible work. Very talented. Blessed!

    • Mark Shearman profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Shearman 

      6 years ago from Alicante Spain

      @cmadden: Thank you, glad you liked them.

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      6 years ago

      Very cute cards!


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