I thought I'd run through a bit more about the process and making of my cards. Hopefully this will give a more detailed insight into how they are made from start to finish. There is something about seeing a visual process to get something to stick in your mind, rather than just a finished product. Even though you are told something is handmade, a video or photograph highlighting this can really capture the process in your head better than words!
Firstly, I decide what to design. I do a lot of birds, I like their shapes, textures and colours. They work well for me and my style and the selection of papers I choose to buy. So this new Robin design is my most recent card made and the one I wanted to show you.
I make a quick drawing from my trusted reference book and trace around the drawn shape, making sure it will fit onto my card blanks, in scale with how I want it to look. I use the A6 standard size blanks in ivory. Using scraps of card I make templates to draw around, putting names on them as it could get very confusing with all the different birds I do!
It is then about looking through what papers I have to find suitable ones to use (and if there is nothing suitable that's always a lovely excuse to go shopping!). Although when shopping for paper I usually mentally run through in my mind ideas and buy ones I know will work well.
For the Robin I decided on the papers I liked, bearing in mind the seasons ahead! Look close and you'll see snowflakes.
It is then all cut out by hand, assembled and made into the finished card.
A Snow Bunting card also made with the same process. All can be viewed on my website.
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