A Card for a Cause

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Ever since Harmony Thoughts started last April 2011 it has been a huge blessing to me in so many ways–giving a bit of inspiration to others and in their creative endeavors as well as fulfilling my creative dreams. As a way to expand my horizon but more importantly so to extend some help to our poor brothers and sisters I will be creating one greeting card at a time and selling it for a cause.

I have always wanted to sell my artworks to inspire others but did not have any idea where to start and or the courage to do so until one of my good and creative friend Tel inspires me to make cards, sell it and donate the proceeds to charity. After much consideration, planning and praying I made my first card. However, there will always be challenges and the first card that I have made might not be included (I’m afraid so) due to low resolution. I forgot to change its resolution to 300 dpi thereby it won’t look good when printed. Moving on…

The above is a greeting card inspired by a withered flower which I have created in PhotoShop. I learned the meaning of re-purposing through Kat Wright on her Tic Tocc 19. We have to find any object in our piles of junks and make it into an inspiration for our creations.

I did not stand up to rummage through my things but instead I just look around my desk and found this withered yellow flower that my bf gave to me. I love collecting old stuffs and withered plants are no exceptions. I begin creating this fresh flower giving it life then experimenting with various pastel colors. Before I knew it, this piece is slowly evolving into a greeting card. I wrote 6 inspiring words then type in some text below. I added some random snowflakes. I love the simplicity of this card.

My greeting cards are created with inspiration from the things around me and always with a touch of God’s inspiration. I hope to be able to make a lot and finish in time for Christmas. All proceeds will go to Project Pearl feeding program.

I am sharing this with Kat Wright–thank you! Please join in her prompts! Also I am sharing this in advance at Paint Party Friday.

If you have any advice or tips on selling or making greeting cards–printing, pricing, materials etc– I would really love to hear about it.

I have a lot of work to do. I hope I can do this. I hope for you and God’s support.  Have a blessed week!

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40 Comments

  1. Hi Elisa, This is such a pretty and happy card! I’ll pray for your project- will go and read about project pearl. :^)

  2. I love what you’ve created & how!! Its such a pretty & positive card made even more wonderful because of the generous intent behind making it. I wish you lots of luck & joy in your wonderful charity venture. Thanks for turning this week’s TIC TOCC into such beauty & for sharing with others.

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

  3. Crumpylicious Blog October 13, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Very nice work! I love the colors. I hope your venture works out well. Will also share project pearl to our volunteer group.=)

  4. Great greeting card with a wonderful sentiment. :)

  5. Lisa WrightStuff October 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Reading the stories behind artworks always brings them to life for me and gives such meaning. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So generous of you ~ Great idea ~ Love the simplicity of the painting and the ‘recycling’ concept’ ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

  7. This is so beautiful. I hope it raises lots of money for your charity.

  8. Very nice greeting card and I love the sentiment behind it. Thank you.

  9. Your blog is a blessing. Beautiful painting and a wonderful idea for helping others. My cards are donated to our church bazaar where they are sold with all proceeds going for the church. I could probably specify that the proceeds go to the food bank or other outreach.

  10. How Lovely, I hope our your charity makes lots of money! Happy PPF!

  11. Beautiful! Your generosity won’t go unnoticed! Very nice way to use the gifts you’ve been blessed with to reach others :) Inspirational ~ thanks for sharing!!

  12. Very pretty!

  13. A very beautiful card!

    Best of luck with a worthwhile endeavor.

  14. Thanks so much Eva!

  15. Thank you Carol!

  16. Thank you very much Megan! I surely hope I can finish it on time! :)

  17. I really pray and hope so too.. Thanks a lot Robin!

  18. Thanks a lot Faye for sharing your experience. I certainly hope that I will be able to make a lot and sell them in time for Christmas! :)

  19. Thank you Gloria.. and you’re welcome! :)

  20. Thanks a lot Carla for your sincere wishes!

  21. Thanks a lot Carol! :)

  22. Thank you Lisa! It means a lot to me to be able to inspire others!

  23. Thank you Natasha!

  24. Thank you! I hope so too! Thanks for sharing the org to your friends! :)

  25. Thanks so much Kat for the inspiration and for your very thoughtful message. :)

  26. Thanks Patsy.

  27. Lovely card, very inspirational.

  28. I think this is a wonderful idea. Wow! Nice job and you definitely have our blessings and support. May God continue to bless you in this endeaour.

  29. This is such a wonderful thing to do! Very inspirational :)

    xo
    Kristin

  30. Thanks Kristin!

  31. Thanks so much Sophia. It means a lot to me!

  32. Thank you Marlene!

  33. a lovely card, yes. A friend of mine makes greeting cards from her paintings. She produces them at fedex Kinko’s said they give her the best deal and she gets to be involved closely with color balance and things like that.

  34. I love the bright, cheery colors and happy sentiment!

  35. Lovely and soft…wonderful message

  36. What a lovely card and ideas you have for chosen projects. Wishing you great inspiration and much success! Happy PPF!

  37. Thanks so much!

  38. Thanks a lot!

  39. I love the colors too! Thanks so much!

  40. Thanks so much Mimi for sharing your friend’s story. In the meantime I am working on more cards and hopefully would get the best deal in the printing aspects. :)

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