Friday, February 20, 2009

A Simple Card plus a "long" Story

This card was a very quick and easy card for some friends, and I'm pleased with how it came out for being a simple one. I used the "frame" for the Top Note Sizzix die, Upsy Daisy for the stamp, some light sponging and Martha Stewart flowers for the corners. Stamp a sentiment and voila, you're done! Oh, I did add a few Kaiser pearls to the flowers on the stamped image. The DP is SU's Flowers for You.
This week has been busy. I was asked by a local children's clothing store to make 5 cards of 2 designs that I brought them. I'm not sure how I feel about mass producing when I have to color in the main design. They turned out pretty cute, actually, and I took them in to the store. Because I raised my "asking" from $2 to $3, she turned down the big card suggesting they wouldn't sell, but she did take the little gift cards....all 5 of them. I'll post pics of these in my next post. I didn't want to lower my price because coloring in all those images just isn't worth letting them go for $2. I missed making cards to post and commenting on all of your cards, so I have to think about this "venture." I'm still happy she took the 5 gift cards, and she liked my work. She just didn't think she could sell them by the time she added her mark-up. Now I've spared you all that reading with my next post. Have a wonderful Saturday. Thanks for stopping by.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very springy and pretty. And I agree I wouldn't lower your price. Your time is worth more than what she can pay it sounds like! Besides we have missed you. :0)

Shary said...

Beautiful card Karen really classy. i love the flowers. Oh dear the lady sounds as if she wants the moon on a stick. I think your cards are worth a lot more and you should ask for it too. xx
Thank you for your kind words about Milly. xx

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful! Love the colors.
The store's loss that the lady wouldn't take your cards because she felt your time and effort was not worth it. I find it funny that people will pay $6-7 for an off-the-shelf card, yet balk at $4-5 when it's a handmade card.