I've been given the opportunity to try and sell some cards in a consignment store. I wanted these cards to be clean, simple and very professional looking but with that defenite homemade look. Here are three of the new cards that I thought would be worthy of selling!
The first card is an any gender birthday card using a "Picture Show" stamp embossed in copper on tan paper edged in copper ink and colored in pencil and highlighted with some ruby red "Stampendous Dot Sparklers". The stamped panel is mounted on a metallic copper from "The Paper Company" which in turn is mounted on a white card over an antique gold "Offray" ribbon. The text is a rub-on from "Die Cut with a View".
The second card is a masculine birthday card for those golfer's in your life. The 3D golf club crest and banner stickers are from "K&Company/E.K. Success" which I found in the clearance bin at one of our local craft stores. I mounted these on alternating layers of brown and green solid colored papers from one of the fall color pads from "Die Cut with a View". The text is from "Mrs. Grossman's".
The third card is a sentiment card made up of various die-cut images. The parchment background and the banner are done using "Sizzix" dies (cutting each one out twice, cutting one apart and then re-assembling them into 3D images) that were edged in brown ink before mounting on the card. The flower bouquet is a pre-made die-cut from "K&Company/E. K. Success"; which I stretched by cutting the stem portion off the main bouquet and then attaching it lower on the card and hiding the disjointed connection with the banner. The text is computer generated and printed on a clear address label from "Avery". I mounted the die-cut images on a light olive green textured background paper from "K&Company/E. K. Success" to pick up the coloring of the leaves.