The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, September 24, 2012

This is Only a Test-er Card

So, I have been musing this idea of making sellable cards, and I have been trying to design something that I can recreate easily.  Of course, making something that people will want to buy would be good, too.

Anyway-  The samples begin.

I made this--

I used my Cloud Duo dies from A*Muse Studio, and cut several clouds from white card stock scraps.
One of them became the shape I used to sponge clouds onto my 4"x5" piece of PTI white cs.  I used Memento Cantelope ink for the clouds.  I then used a sponge dauber with some blue ink (was it Memento Summer Sky, maybe?) on the clouds, but they totally didn't work with the background, so I used the cantelope on top of it.  You don't usually see green clouds, but living in the Midwest, you see some crazy colored clouds during tornado season, so I kept on going!
I stamped the sentiment (from SU) twice, in order to get that shadowed effect.

The grass is on SU designer series paper, and was cut with a grass die, again from A*Muse Studio.  I cut about 1/2" from the bottom of my card front, and only adhered the bottom of my grass strip to the bottom of the inside of the card.  Then I tucked the edge of the card front behind the grass.  I think it's a fun way to hold the card shut.  Here's a detail of the card flap, opened--

To finish everything up, I adhered the clouds in place with some adhesive and some foam tape, mounted the white piece onto some old wild wasabi stock, and adhered it to the card base. (the base is made from, I think, PTI Summer Sunrise.  I have a multicolor pack from them, and I think it is that)

SO the reason I sort of like this one is that doing the background and the clouds was FAST and EASY.  I also think the grass idea is different, and people might like that.  I can also play with other colors, like melon mambo and different grays and pinks and blues.

SO!  Feedback me up, dear reader!  I need some help!  How much would you pay for this (in the days when you weren't doing it yourself, that is)?

More samples to come!  I should be very pro-blogger-ific this week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
All Best--


  1. This is really pretty! Love the background and the dimension. The grass is cute, but I don't know if it is necessary.

    1. I SO appreciate the feedback! I think you make a great point.

  2. I love your card. And, think the grass is essential for the keeping the card closed. That's what makes it all unique. Good luck finding an outlet for selling your cards!

    1. Thanks Vicki! I really appreciate that. I am definitely looking at ways to reinvent some of the ways I have been doing things. I have my new fave coming up! Stay tuned!

  3. I'm an uber goober when it comes to clouds. I love seeing them on cards; therefore, it goes without saying that I think it's SENSATIONAL! If I may be so bold as to add one suggestion...taking my inspiration from your sentiment. I think one cloud should be a vibrant color or same color just covered in glitter and rhinestones...refusing to fit the norm, but living with passion. Just a thought...

    girl with head in clouds... :)


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