Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Designing Cards: Miss Thi's Corset Card

A corset card designed for my friend Loralee in Massachusetts. Made of black vinyl paper with red rosettes, red heart-shaped gem stones as the garter snaps and red satin ribbon. The card's laces can be undone in the back, and the card opens upon unlacing.

Lee adores corsets, and there is a whole culture around the wearing of them. For some, the fetishism of the corset gets deep into the mindset of bound flesh and things that tie you up. Then again, for some...they're just pretty. http://staylace.com/


Blogger Miss Penny Lane said...

I will say this again: You are SO talented!! If I am ever in need of some personalized cards (i.e., if The Chef ever gets around to asking the big Q [LOL]), I am giving you a hollah!!

11:11 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

You are so sweet, Miss Penny, that SOMEBODY better be asking the right questions.

I've been rewriting some of my AOL blog onto this one, but after these entries, I thought, "enough," I'll move it forward from this point on. I now have to keep both blogs going on the same path, and I must say that writing and editing in AOL is a breeze compared to this blog site. Are you listening Blogger.com? You need to catch up.

11:41 PM  
Blogger KOB said...

It might be a good idea to suggest a Weblogger meeting where we can exchange blogger tips. I'd love to learn the best methods for replacing title art -- my skills are primitive compared to some of the blogs I see ...mmmm.... I like the corset cards, but don't know anyone to send them to without having to do a lot of explaining after. But you can make a bunch of them and try selling them at the Eastern Market or EBay! I bet there would be a market, especially on eBay for exotic holiday cards.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

I found three little "chi chi" shops in Annapolis that would market the cards, KOB. The problem is working out a cost factor. I think you can guess they are labor intensive (every cut in that paper showed and had to be edged in black), and the mediums I'm using aren't cheap. The sheet of vinyl paper, for example, set me back $7.00 or $10.00...can't remember, but it adds up. I do have some more I'll be blogging that didn't take as much work as this particular card. The wedding card friend asked me if I was going to show her "jumping broom" for her wedding, so I guess I need to list that, as well. One more thing I could sell.

As for blog tips: I would love to know how to replace title art on this system...as well as many other things. I am having a terrible time getting the font to hold consistently, for example. Something that should be so easy. I'm not crazy about Blogger.com's "help" section. Everything seems so buried, and I've been so busy I haven't even had time to make up a profile, or a pithy quote in my title block, or add favorite blogs...or anything. I need a blog of time (yuck, yuck) to learn and to do.

As for eBay. I currently run two eBay stores in the evening chiefly to do with music, and I don't know if I could take on one more marketing thing to manage. It's a lot of juggling. I'd be happier to put the marketing in the hands of the shop owners, but we'll see.

The D.C. blog group has been very kind to my initial offerings, and I am grateful for the support I receive. Thank you all.

12:19 AM  
Blogger DC Cookie said...

KOB, Cubie - come to our HH tomorrow at Mr. Smith's.

5:44 PM  

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