Entries in handmade cards (27)
All morning I kept pushing back against a rising tide of sadness and frustration over issues small and large.
In the afternoon, I took my lunch outside and sat next to the pond with my dog and forced myself to focus on the beautiful day and all the many reasons I have to be grateful. That lifted my spirits and motivated me go inside and make cards, a process that nearly always pulls me fully out of the doldrums.
Last week I made cards featuring handpainted hearts, and they have already sold. Because the world can never have too many cards with hearts, I made some more today. : )
#082212-04These have rich colors and a substantial feel, perfect for fall and winter, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. Details on how to purchase one or more cards are in the listings in my online Shop. If hearts are not your thing, see what else I have for sale. I am always updating the Shop, so check back often.
Two weeks ago while downtown, I stumbled upon an antique book, a guide to etiquette and "parlor games" from 1895. I couldn't resist the purchase and the glimpse into the past.
I created a series of vintage cards based on its pages. You can see the full set in my Shop. Here's a sample:
Copyright 2012 Veronica McCabe Deschambault. Do not cut, copy, paste, or steal.
...I continued to explore the up side of the blues.
This handpainted blue daisy is matted on textured papers and mounted on 80 lb cardstock. It's a sweet way to cheer up someone who may be feeling blue.
I used a rubber stamp from Stampington to heat emboss a heart onto handpainted paper. The image is swathed in organdy ribbon and mounted on dry embossed 80 lb cardstock. A perfect Valentine, anniversary card, or hug in an envelope for someone you love.
And I can't seem to stay away from collage cards these days. This one is made almost entirely from handpainted papers mounted on 80 lb cardstock. Frame it, mail it, give it to someone you love or stand it on your desk.
All cards in this set measure 4.25" x 5.5" and come with silky smooth white envelopes. They are blank inside but if you wish I can add a sentiment (Thinking of you, Happy Birthday, Happy Valentines Day, etc.). I can also decorate the envelopes with hearts or flowers if you wish. Just let me know.
The set costs only $15 plus $2.50 shipping and handling. To order, reference "Blue can be a happy color" and send an e-mail with your shipping info to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will arrange for payment via PayPal and mail your cards in padded envelope.