I have looked high and low to find the right enveloppes, bright coloured enveloppes, I never know it could be that hard. They came back from Holland. so now ready for the shop Here are some photos and a great video I made of the cards:
Cards, people would keep after receiving them... a card is not for Christmas idea ... A card with encouraging words, simple, clear, and Dutch .. to the point.
It started with sending out a long list of short catch phrases to some carefully chosen friends (ones who might use them and could relate to them). I asked them to choose 5 or 6. Some surprised me and some I expected, I also got send some more ideas. I have another set in the bank for sure!
the chosen ones are: YOU CAN WE LOVE YOU SMILE BE YOU STAY STRONG
I am trying to experiment with new materials. Screen printing allows you to use fantastic bright colours, on pretty much any surface or material. What I love about screen printing is the rough edges you can create, the imperfect process look, crude and unpolished. I keep experimenting to create imperfections on purpose.. not easy!
I have used thick grey card, So the card can be placed standing proud quietly reminding you of a friend's and support and encouraging words. A friend in need - help card
You can buy, a limited edition set of 5 from my shop. These are my own handmade ones, only 10 or 12 sets are for sale. Never to be made again! maybe by somebody else, but not me! it took my hours and hours, fun but as an experiment!