Friday, March 7, 2014

More Birthday Cards

After I completed that first set of birthday cards, I moved on to these. These are paper and fabric scraps, and lace in a couple cases, stitched onto blank notecards.

The first set of birthday cards were a lot of fun.  These were also fun plus a lot more representative of my preferred wabi sabi style.

The blank notecards I've been using are part of what's left from a huge stash I bought in the early 1990s, when I made and sold notecards.  It's beautiful recycled cardstock with wheat-like fibers from a company in New Mexico that's no longer in existence.  I originally had boxes of 500 cards and envelopes in six or seven different natural shades.  I used a lot of it, sold a few boxes, and now have just these natural off-white cards/envelopes left.  And still more than I'll likely use during the rest of my life.

And speaking of things no longer being available, the cardstock I've been using for close to 25 years for my business cards is no longer available.  Fortunately I still have close to 30 sheets left, and since something is nearly always changing on the card, I only print two or three sheets (20 or 30 cards) at a time these days.


Meg Fowler said...

Love, love, love these!!! Definitely more your style!

Charlton Stitcher said...

I love these and as I make cards a lot at times, I see some hints.
How varied you are in your approach - always doing something different, Great!

Irene said...

I love your art cards, but then again, I usually like the art you make. I am just a fan! In another life, I would do what you are doing. xox

Jacki Long said...

Wow, wonderful Connie!
I love every one,
So glad you shared with us.
♥ ♥

Maggi said...

I love these.

john said...

Stunning! Just plain stunning!

Leslie said...

These are very cool. You have a good feel for the placement of the pieces. I like the layers of differing materials and the various color combos, especially the lower left in the first pic. Maybe I'll drop some heavy hints when my Bday rolls around again in hopes of scoring one of these. Beats a store bought card any day!

Leslie said...

Do you cover up the stitching on the inside cover in any way, or simply let it be part of the card?