Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Framed Art Cards

Ever receive a greeting card that is soo beautiful you hate to throw it away? It 's practically a sin. 
After all, the person who sent it probably paid somewhere between $6-$12.00. A normal card has a short life span even if you make it a keepsake. I mean, how often are you getting a chance to admire that mini piece of art? Not long and it hurts more especially, if it's handmade. 

I'm not a big time card sender, however I am an occasional card maker and buyer. Why am I buying and making cards? Because they look beautiful when framed and I love mini works of art.  

Now,  you know I have an art studio in Myrtle Beach and it is my great honor to take card making classes with some of my amazing teachers. One of the things I talk about when in class is framing cards. I always bring it up because it's a bonus to the class in my mind.  I remind people that when they give the card they may want to include a coordinating frame. The lovingly made greeting and the frame make a perfect addition to any gift giving celebration.

This is a card I made for my sister. I  framed it and gave it to her. It's simple and pretty and she has it displayed on her mantle. 
Here is a card that my fiance received from his mother. Her love note is inside and kept sacred forever but the gorgeous design of the card decorates our beach condo. 
I know this image is not great but I wanted you to get an idea of how pretty this one looks. I received this card as a gift from one of the artists in my studio before she moved out of the area. Her name is Francie Thomas and she has her artwork printed on cards and she gave me my pick before she moved. 
I took the card to AC Moore and found a matte and a frame and wrapped it up as a gift for my fiance.

I guess I can't stop the upcycler in me.

 Valentine's Day is coming, maybe you'll need to include a frame with that card this year. 

With love and gratitude
Coastal Bohemian

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