Vista Print has such good deals on full color printing as I found with my Christmas card that I'm going to take advantage of that resource. During the sales (which are almost continuous) I plan to put a design order in. I can collect a series of 4-6 cards and package them up for sale. I can easily print up a thumb print legend for the packet. Probably the packaging will be my most expensive part and that will determine if it will be commercially viable. All I'd like is a clear "envelope" box. That way I'll put one image facing out to draw attention, and on the back info, price and a thumb print of what cards are inside.
Kerri has been pointing out to me for years that my art would make good greeting cards. This is a way to find out if she's right without a big expenditure! Greeting cards are much more expensive to print up so postcards are a good way to start!
I also plan to do a pack of dog photo postcards as well if I can get my partner in crime to buy in since her dogs are even more photogenic than mine and she is a great photographer!!
So what can YOU do? When I throw out the artwork let me know what you think. Primarily the following:
- Is the image commercially appealing?
- Suggestions on a saying to go with the image.
- Comments on the background (or potential background when one isn't there)
I already sent in an order of "Who's your Mummy" and will show the finished product when it comes in. I have set templates with Vista Print unless I pay another $10 to upload my own image for the back. It may (or may not) be worth it.
So, the current project is my little lady who I have named "Hair on Fire." I'm thinking of a sea green background that has a little texture. So have some fun and let me know what your ideas are! And of course you'll get a free set of cards! I can't wait to see what you come up with because all my friends have wicked senses of humor. They have to since they have me as a friend!
PS: Another potential is my lady currently in my header who I dubbed "Out of Sorts." I guess I subconsciously picked them first because it is how I feel! ;)