Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A few cards for hire...

My MIL is my best and only customer. She is here visiting as I have mentioned. So, she places a card order with me. She likes to bring them back to the UK and give them away.

She is usually pretty specific on what she wants. For example, this time she wanted a card for someone she knows who has a shoe fetish. Another for someone who loves handbags(someone after my own heart ;)). Then someone who goes crazy for jewelry.

Now I have a Hero Arts shoe stamp that is pretty cute. So, that one was easy. However, a jewelry or handbag stamp.....I did not have. Which is rather shocking because I have so many stamps.

I had to come up with something else because I had actually looked online for said stamps, but had no luck.

Then I realized that maybe I should *gasp* draw my own. Now I know that sounds crazy. I too thought, I had finally lost it. Maybe I had sniffed the mineral spirits one too many times. Then I realized that a lot of the stamps that I like were very simple lines anyway. So I just purchased the right kind of pen to use in conjunction with my Copics and off a drawing I went.

Do I think I am the new Kim Hughes....ABSOLUTELY NOT! It did the job though. I am not sure how often I will do this, but in a tight spot it will be one of my options.


eiyiyi said...

I was thinking, "what adorable purse stamps, I wonder where she got them. I've never seen them before". YEAH YOU. What a fab job you did on these. Drawing your own stuff is so much fun. Just keep doodling. It's amazing what you'll come up with.

eileen xoxo

Kristina said...

I thought they were so cute when I saw them and then, wow! you drew those, great job.

Tertia said...

You should do this more often. They are fabulous! Where can I buy them?
Love the sentiment too.