I first called myself hellish designs many years ago when making greetings cards to send to friends and family
So it seems ironic and a little sad that I've rather neglected this element of the business of late
It's probably down to commerce in that the cards are a relatively low earner and take up more space than can be justified at fairs but also lack of inspiration I'm afraid.
Its easy to make cushions and bags when presented with fabulous vintage fabrics, less easy to start designing a card from scratch. However I was fortunate enough to buy some very old (1849) French legal documents at the Manchester fair on Sunday. This fair always delivers the unusual!
The beautiful copperplate handwriting is tiny, the perfect scale for a card and there are some interesting seals as well. I've used it as a background in a collage of family photos and fabric scraps
They look so young! What a fabulous lace veil although not at all what Imogen has in mind for her wedding outfit
Love the blue linen fabric which is actually a photo torn from a magazine, wish I had the real thing
I've now run out of documents, typical, just when I was really enjoying making the cards. Still hopefully it's got me started on card making again.
The blogshop is now full of cushions, click on the link to the right to take a look.