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I decided I’d go armed to CHA this year.

I always take OWH info with me to hand out, but lots of folks ask for my blog/YouTube/Instagram etc. I’m not very well known in the industry, but they see me create something and want to know more. (Yay for that!)

Instead of printing something boring, I stamped mine! I thought I’d share a little of what I did, in case you have need of a small number of cards for yourself, but don’t feel like spending a fortune or having a ton on hand. Or, like me, if you’re not ready to commit on a logo or card design – I keep saying I need a logo, but I think I’m going to have to pay a designer friend of mine to do one for me…I’m my own worst client, I can’t settle on a thing!

So….I used the cool stamp I just got recently from Antiquaria (see my post about it HERE), and then started decorating. I did them a sheet at a time  and airbrushed some, used distress inks on others, stencils on others, and even did some on watercolor paper and did a wash of paint. (I did one sheet of 110# with a light watercolor wash and that worked too.) I even used the Art Impressions watercolor stamps to create quick little gardens on one sheet of them. I added flowers from Hero Arts and butterflies from Clearly Besotted, just to make them all fun!

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After that, all I had to do was slice ‘n dice! I have a little office pencil holder that I place on the table, and people can pick out which one they want to take – and they’re handmade so I’m pretty sure no one will toss them, eh? Sandy Allnock - Handmade Business Cards3

I’ve been posting my CHA pics on Instagram…check them out HERE.