here they are ...
these have been made decoupage style and i've paired the dragonflies up with the celtic 'ish' frames and motifs like i said i would.
on the inside of the card, i stuck an extra piece of softly patterned light colored card so that you don't have to find a white or light colored pen to write on the dark surface. also, i found it prettier with the little patterned card inside.
i was quite pleased with the designs.
but i faced a couple of problems in the card making process.
1) my cards curled. i think i'm using the wrong glue. i think the glue i used had too much moisture in it.
2) since i print my cards with an inkjet, there is the problem of water smudging. though i used a fixative to fix the ink, i was just wondering if there are any other ways to seal inkjet images on a card (besides having to acquire a laser printer!)
3) i forgot to score the fold of the card so it looks a little untidy at the fold :)
today, i went over to the papercraft shop again to seek for advice :) and my guess was right. it's the glue that's making my card curl. so they recommended me another glue. and i tried that and my card turned out perfect!
no more curling, straight as the queen's palace guards!! i even found an apple green envelope to match my dragonfly's wings :) and oh... since this was also a test card, i cut the card a different way. still 4"x6" but it folds differently.
do you think this'll work? or do you prefer the conventional fold? i really value your views and ideas :) well, if this is going to be a new product in my etsy ... i sure need all the feedback i can get :) oh yea ... i'm thinking of making these into a set of 4 all in a same color. what do you think?
as always, i would love to hear from you :)
happy pimping! :)