Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bright and Colorful, Natural and Manly

I've been working very hard to get out of the graphic design based cards recently and restock my shop with some more one of a kind paper cut designs. Honestly, the paper cut cards are my biggest challenge as I find it difficult to come up with fresh ideas other than layering coordinating colors of paper. I am trying to work my way through my built up stash of paper-- it is somewhat overwhelming to be honest. So I stuck with a stack of solids and two patterned stacks yesterday. After much hemming and hawing, I finally made these cards.





The first set seems to bright and colorful which I really enjoy, especially with the matching orange envelopes. I had high expectations for the second set, but after making it I realized that these were some seriously manly cards. Andrew's dad has ordered stationery from me in the past and suggested I make some cards that catered more to the male customer. I struggled with coming up with more masculine designs upon request, but now by accident I don't think these cards could be any manlier! So those green ones are for all you manly men out there!

4 comments:

  1. Manly cards are hard to come up with, at least for me. Those are very nice. Will you add a phrase or word to them? Or offer to add a phrase of their choice?

    The first set of bright cards is lovely.

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  2. Thanks! I always offer customization for my cards, so yes! :)

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  3. it looks like a 'happy hunting in the woods' kind of card, certainly is manly!! love the happiness of the first one :)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. i like them! very different from your other stuff. i really like the first one and the colors. and yes, second one is super man-ish, but in a good way. i think you did it successfully! i could picture it with some dark blues/grays too.

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