Friday, May 23, 2008
Plantable biz cards turned out beautifully!
One of the wonderful aspects of etsy.com is that they've made it possible to request - and fulfill - custom orders. This has been a huge boon to clients who love the idea of making their biz cards, tags and customer appreciation or other promotional gifts out of plantable paper. For many, it's the first they've heard of the concept.
Although I've made custom plantable papers before, the most recent one turned out really, really well. I made the paper base out of completely recycled paper - newspaper page proofs - for a creamy white color. I added wildflower seeds plus flower petals and bits of metallic and mohair yarn scraps from Mr. Field Notes' weaving. Adding the petals and yarn bits increases the time it takes to make each sheet, but I think the effect it achieves is worth it.
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