A few weeks ago I found out that I had been accepted into an upcoming local juried craft fair, known as the Bloomington Handmade Market. I was happy to get the news since I was turned down when I first applied to be in their winter show last December. This will be my second experience of being a vendor at a craft fair. I was in a small local show shortly before Christmas, but this one is going to be much bigger. It's held in our town's convention center and it will have a lot more vendors and will be better publicized. Since I've been working hard for the last few weeks to get ready for it, I'm hoping I do well.
|The multi-flower punch|
|Some of the card stock I used for the flowers|
I'm not only creating Easter cards, but also cards for birthdays and other occasions. If you scroll to the bottom of this post you can see some pictures of a birthday card I designed as well as a 'thinking of you,' card.
So far I've spent more time creating the punched and stamped components than I have actually assembling the cards. So over the next two weeks, I have a lot of card assembly I need to get cracking on.
|An array of paper flowers|
|Close up of some of the color combinations|
|Work in progress|
|Some of the squares and shields I'll use for backgrounds|
|using some paper punched designs as stencils|
|I tried my hand at doing some embossing|
|elements for an Easter card|
|hand-colored and cut-out rubber stamp image|
|finished birthday card with a western theme|
|finished thinking of you card|