Tuesday, August 20, 2013

For the past several weeks, I've been working on more greeting cards to sell at craft shows this coming holiday season.  I also signed up to sell my greeting cards at a brand new on-line store.  They are similar to Etsy.  If you've tried to sell on Etsy, you know how difficult it can be as there are now so many members.  Feel free to give the new store a look:  http://ididitcreations.com/showroom/  You can find my cards by looking under my company name or "Greeting Cards" category.  The store is not really open yet; grand opening is expected to be in September.  I have some cards listed and strive to have at least 50 cards listed before opening.  But take a look and see what you need to buy for gifts this year!

Some of the cards I've done recently:

This Grey Wolf is done in Silver embossing paste, edged with Vintage Photo Tim Holtz distress ink on green stock paper.  Base paper is from Autumn layered paper pack by Me and My Big Ideas.  I finished the card with Brown Paper String from Tim Holtz.

I love the way this Black Grizzly came out.  He is done in Black Matte embossing paste and the background was dry embossed with a touch of color pencil.  Bear piece is edged with Peeled Paint Tim Holtz distressed ink on Pine Tree paper.  Added a frayed twine as a finishing touch.

You know, I really hate it when you are putting the paper on base card stock, and the paper slips at the last second!  The pine tree paper is too thin to try and take it up to realign the paper, so a tad bit of white card stock base is showing at the lower left.  Do you think the card will still sell?

This is my first card for the upcoming Holiday season.  I originally did this design on white card stock. After it had dried, and I went to create a card, it hit me like a ton of bricks -- Why did I put a white design on white card stock?!  Sheesh!  Yes, people, I am human.  So I redid the design on black -- Smashing, isn't it!  This Winter Covered Bridge is done in White embossing paste on black stock paper.  With the paste still wet, I sprinkled green and white glitter. Background paper is from Visions of Christmas paper pack by K & Company. Finishing touches were the silver Snowflake ribbon and the two blue and white Snowflake brads.

I love a good Dove greeting card. They can be used for the Holidays, a Sympathy card, or even an Anniversary card. This Dove was done in Silver embossing paste with a touch of green glitter (by Scrapbook Shimmer) on the Olive branch; all on dark blue stock paper.  Background pink paper is from The Luxury Stack by DCWV.  A white paper doily between the blue and pink papers.  Lilac, Lime and Eggshell paper Roses by My Moments, 3 stock buttons and a Silver Ribbon by Ribbon Bowtique complete this card.

I needed a special card for a friend's brother's 40th birthday. Since he loves Dalmations, this was my choice.  The Dalmation is done in Black embossing paste, edged with Lipstick Red color box cat's eye ink.  The background papers are Fire Hydrant (by Boxer Scrapbook) and Woof & Dog.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Sincere Salutations set done in Crystal Turquoise ink.  Now I need to get it off into the mail....

I have another batch of greeting cards on my work table that I am doing in gold leafing, so be sure to come back and see those.  Have a good week!

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