|Alcohol Ink with Doodles|
The paintings are starting to pile up around here. I decided that some of them would become greeting cards. Not only for my own use, but perhaps to start selling them. I ordered card stock and envelopes, along with some plastic sleeves. Last night I decided to research what handmade cards were selling for on Etsy and was totally blown away! There were shops selling cards for as little as $1.79! Granted, some were done with cut outs from a cricut machine, with jewel embellishments... but they were well done. You can't buy a decent card from a well known company for less than $4. The last time I looked at cards in a store, every one that I liked was $6.99 and up! I found a watercolor artist selling beautiful cards with miniature watercolor paintings for $5 and free shipping. I am tempted to order some.
I felt a little better after searching specifically for cards created with alcohol inks. Most sellers prices were $8+. The art on my cards could easily be framed by removing the painting from the card. That all being said, if I don't sell any cards I have plenty for my own use!