Friday, September 28, 2007

Original art cards can be fun

Sometimes I like to do simple paintings directly onto a card blank. I always choose a heavy weight, high quality acid free paper for these projects. This way I can make sure that the paper is able to support a mini acrylic painting. Handmade cards are great, and I wouldn't trade them for the world, but sending an original art card is like sending somone a mini painting with a personal note attached. They are always a big hit.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Keeping it simple

Sometimes it's good to keep things simple. That goes for cards too. There are times when simple clean lines can make an impact. No extras, just a simple stamped image, add a greeting, and you're done.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A different way to say 'Thank You'

I needed to write a thank you note to a friend of mine and didn't feel like making the standard 'thank you' note card, so I tried something different. I decided to make a 'thank you' flat card so that it would have the feel of embellished stationery. Well, I made one, and then I got carried away and started making sets of these things. The good news is -- I had lots of fun doing it! That's the cool thing about card-making, it's a fun-filled process.