FREE Holiday Gift tags

FREE DIY download Holiday Gift Tags, custom watercolour type | www.alica-carvalho.com

I recently did another custom type project for a client and was reminded of how much I miss it! It’s been a crazy busy year with all sorts of branding and web projects, but not much custom type work.

As the holidays are approaching things are starting to slow downs so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to get out my watercolours and do a free downloadable DIY for you guys. Gift tags it is!

I had some coloured cardstock laying around from forever ago, which was the perfect thing to brighten up these guys. You don’t need a fancy printer and even plain white 8.5×11 (letter size) paper will do.

Two options for download:
plain tags here
black tags (so the type shows through if you have coloured paper) here

Enjoy and feel free to tag me @alicia_carvalh0 on instagram if you use them on your gifts this christmas!

FREE DIY download Holiday Gift Tags, minimal or colourful, custom watercolour type | www.alica-carvalho.com

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Vokra Trifold

Mood board for Vokra (Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association). All cat photos by Tania Hennessy | www.alicia-carvalho.com

I just updated my portfolio with a new project! It’s always exciting when that happens.

Above is the colourful and friendly moodboard for Vokra, a local orphan kitten rescue association. I got to work with the lovely Tania Hennessy who takes amazing cat photos. I was seriously blown away by the portraits and the amount of detail she is able capture. If you zoom in on the pictures you could actually count the amount of hairs these furry guys have. Not sure what you would want to do this, but it all goes to say that Tania is amazingly talented and it was so great to collaborate with her. Pop on over to her portfolio if you want a quick and guaranteed adorable distraction :p

As for the brand new trifold, pop on over to my portfolio to view the final printed piece here.

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Custom Script Type

Custom watercolour scrip/calligraphy type for fashion campaign | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog

Here’s a quick view of a few more custom watercolour pieces I created for a marketing campaign. These pieces are targeted at a young, fashion-forward audience and will be sent out alongside summery jewellery pieces.

This project was a good reminder that sometimes it does take a few rounds of scrap paper to really get into a style and make it feel effortlessly beautiful. I especially had fun creating the playful lowercase m’s in “summer” and was super excited at how the word “swarovski” turned out.

I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring different type styles, and although they are quite varied at times, I do have my favourites. I am working on putting together a little overview page on my portfolio with some of my preferred styles that you can hire me for. In the meantime, if you need any custom type for your brand, event, product or personal project please feel free to contact me over here as I am taking new inquiries for the summer.

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