Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Greeting Cards and Potty Humor {New Etsy store additions!}

My last post about my Etsy store, explaining the failure of my very first attempt at digital print versions of my canvas paintings, was a bit of a bummer. Well, I'm happy to bring good news from my Etsy store once again!

I have new listings, and have found a successful way to offer prints!

While I haven't added many new digital listings, I'm still going through my first 'trial' and figuring out which ones to keep and improve. So far, I think this one translates well as a digital file for buyers to print at home:
I've also decided not to offer both print AND digital printable versions, and have decided to differentiate between the two: my digital printable files will be simple, font-focused images (like the one above) and my physical prints will be more like my fox design:
I've found a local print shop in Seattle that offers beautiful, high-quality giclee prints, and even provides cardboard backing and a cellophane sleeve for each print. Now I can reserve my more detailed designs to offer as a physical print!

Which brings me to the main subject...new prints! While working on a custom order for a print version of this canvas painting last week, I came up with this cute and fun design:
The customer ended up choosing a different design, but I loved this one so much that I ordered some prints of it to offer in my shop!

I also ordered the fox design as greeting cards! This is the very first time offering greeting cards in my shop, so I'm very excited.
I even added on an option to purchase a custom, hand-written inside message:
These cards will be perfect for baby showers and new mommies, and double as frame-able art! We'll see how it all goes. Art is such a fun hobby, and I love sharing it with others. There may be bumps in the road here and there, but it feels so good to get back up again without letting discouragement drag me down too long!

Wishing you lots of creativity and inspiration in your own hobbies and crafts this holiday season!

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