03 July 2010

Father's Day

Here's a masculine card that I made for Father's Day. It's a card that members of my card club got to make and personalize. This card works great for guys who have short names: you could stamp their name instead of their title/ occupation.

I wanted to do a masculine background, but don't have a background stamp that's really manly, so I came up with a technique for this card. Contact me to book a party or join a card club or come for studio time and I'll show you how I did it.

02 July 2010

Custom Wedding Card- Amethyst & Silver

Here's another custom card. The invitation is hidden under the card for privacy, but you can see its essential elements.

The Almost Amethyst CS was a perfect match. Then I made silver paper by applying silver shimmer paint to some gray CS.

If you want me to design a special card or invitations for you, please contact me.

01 July 2010

Fancy Post-It Note Holder

I had seen some souped up post-it note holders and decided it was time to try it.
I made some prototypes for a class that one of my friends requested.
Then I made a few more for thank you gifts.
(Stay tuned for more post-it note projects.)

This one is my favorite! The friend I gave it to said I should open a store on Etsy.

I've been thinking about that for awhile now along with one of my artsy colleagues at school. Tomorrow I'll call City Hall and see what I need to do for tax purposes, and then all I have to do is pick a name and open my very own Esty store. What do you think?
Should I just name it after me (Judith Bassem)?
Should I use the same name as my blog (Creativa Bassem)?
Or should I go for something along the lines of artsy/ papercrafty/ stamping/ custom cards...?
I value your comments. Thanks! See you soon on Etsy!

I've been meaning to do this all summer, but now that I've put it out there in cyberspace where all of you can see my goal, I HAVE to do it! Thanks for keeping me accountable!