Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Square Artist Cards











I'm having a lot of fun working on these square artist cards from Crane & Co. These are about 5.5x5.5" and are made of very high quality 100% cotton fine art paper with a subtle but appealing texture. Crane & Co. have been around a very long time. As a matter of fact, the Queen Mum announced the celebration of her 100th birthday on Crane paper. Paul Revere engraved banknotes for the Colony of Massachusetts Bay on Crane paper to help finance the American Revolution!
I have created templates for these so that I can easily prepare any image for a new card. One thing to note is that the dimensions of this card require additional postage, but it's so well worth it. I have been getting great feedback on them and have started working on more.
Here are a few examples.

5 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

The cards are awesome Gary! They are all lovely but if I had to pick I love the blue tree at the bottom.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love hte square cards- you are right those images fit so nicelt it is like looking through a window pane! check tommorrow for peeps on blog!

Antonio Estevez said...

the great Gary Heller comes up with yet another great vision! good luck on etsy! you inspired me to start my own shop. wish me luck, friend.

Gary Heller said...

Antonio, your work is excellent. You need no luck, just exposure.

Gary Heller said...

Thank you Julie and Karen, I appreciate the feedback.