This week : Greetings Cards

A selection of cards designed with proofs produced this week. I seem to have spent so much time getting to grips with learning new IT skills. Research and development never comes without cost and effort.

The first card to be produced with satisfactory results was the With Sympathy card [size 5x7in]. My uncle sadly lost his life to Covid on Monday and with the local card shop being closed during this lockdown, I decided I would try to do a suitable card myself. It took me a whole day to set up a template for the card design and to find a sympathetic scene to convey my condolences to my aunt. I used a recent snowy local scene from a photograph taken by Bob [permission granted and rights acknowledged – so important if using someone else’s images]. I personalised the type-written message inside.

The next card was the Rood Dudes in Fairy Neuk [size DL] which has come about from a wee story I have begun [The Rood Dudes even have their own Facebook Page!]. It is my hope that I can come up with a collection of four cards featuring Doris and Donald Dude.

Most of my afternoon yesterday was spent working in photoshop preparing some of my own photographs and images ready for some new greetings cards to be produced as the year progresses. The top two cards are from the photographs I took on 1st January when Bob and I walked up Glen Moy in Angus. Again, I am preparing some ideas and images for an Angus collection. These cards are DL size.

The last card to be produced yesterday was the ‘Our Boy’ card [again DL size]. This was quite an emotional card to do as Tiko [‘Our Boy’] came to live out his last few months of life with Bob and I after the death of my youngest daughter last year. What a character this old lad was – and such a handsome Siberian Husky! I am thinking I may do a collection of pet greetings cards but that is for later in the year.

Eventually the cards will be marketed on my website and on my Shop Platform. Hopefully get some of them up next week and with an option to personalise an inside message if required.


Published by Ainetheon Arts

More later ......

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