I took a stroll through my old posts with the "card" label and am featuring a few of them on my blog today to accompany some thoughts and questions on card making.
I enjoy making cards with ephemera and collage sheets. Julie Kirk of Notes on Paper also makes ephemera based cards.I also enjoy making cards that feature my photographs (not on collage sheets).
I like to stamp and embellish. Karen of Random Reflections makes lots of wonderful cards using stamps (and recently lots of dies).
Sometimes I stamp and color. The second card is definitely inspired by the amazing Jacky of Scrappy Jacky (the Queen of paper layering).
I also like making Christmas cards.
When I look at these cards, they feel very much like me. I think I will play with these styles this month,and I'm wondering:
Do you have a favorite among these various styles?
Also, I would like to try some new things. And, I'm looking for ideas.
Can you suggest any good blogs for cards (other than the three wonderful card makers I mentioned here)? Also, do you know of any good sketch sites or challenge sites for cards?
And I have one more big question:
What do you do with the cards you make?
Sometimes I send out cards, but, to be honest, not as often as I could. And I tend to make cards in advance and have a big supply (I probably have about 50 in my stash right now), rather than make cards as I need them (although I do that occasionally).
Sometimes I make cards simply to learn or practice a technique. And I am happy to hold on to these as samples.
I used to sell cards at craft fairs, but I haven't done that in quite a while. I occasionally think about opening an etsy shop or trying to sell things on EBay, but I think that might be more trouble than it is worth.
I have sent cards to Operation Write Home.
Sometimes I bundle up cards and give them as gifts.
I'll be off line for a few days, as Clara and I take a trip to check out Eastern Kentucky University. So, I'll leave this post up for a few days in hopes of getting your answers to these questions before I jump into some serious card making.