Monday, 13 February 2012

Without you life sucks

This card is not a Valentine card but rather one for an anniversary. However, the theme behind it is pretty romantic so I deemed it worthy to be my Valentine's Day post.
Last month I received an Etsy convo from a fellow seller telling me that she is crazy about the paper cut style of cards that I make. She wanted to have a special card made for her up-and-coming anniversary and had some very specific ideas about it which she clearly thought suited my style of work.
My customer had decided upon a card decorated both on the front and inside. On the front of the card there had to be a lemon cut in half with the words "Without you life sucks", and inside a couple sitting at a tiny table toasting with lemonade. I decided right away that this was something that would be fun to work on and we were soon exchanging messages to fine-tune the details.
Upon my request my customer sent me a picture of the "tiny table". Apparently the couple always sit at it to eat their anniversary dinner each year. She also stated that the couple did not have to look exactly like her and her partner but would love it if the girl had a ponytail and a white dress, and the guy was in a tan sweater. In terms of colour, she preferred something done in colours much like her Etsy shop - which I discovered leaned towards pastels - since she wants to frame the card and hang it in their office. She signed off with "I'm so excited. I can't wait to see what you come up with!" and so I set to work.
What do you think? Did I get it right? The card got to the US in excellent time and I'm pleased to report back that my customer was very happy with  it. "It's more than perfect! she said, "I absolutely LOVE IT!". In my shop feedback she wrote that I had taken the picture in her head and made it even better. Wow!
I don't usually work to a design like this. More often than not I am left to my own devices and come up with the theme myself. However this was a really fun card to make and the feedback I received from it was wonderful. It can't get better than that can it?


Leeya Engel said...

I can see why she loves it so much - it's adorable and personal. Kol Hakavod!

Additionsstyle said...

The card turned out very cute.
Everyday Inspired

Meeling said...

I love it Lisa!!

Great job! What a fun and unique card too.

Sudha said...

Lovely cheerful creations dear. Like the sentiment of the first card too.


Miss Val's Creations said...

I love it! It must have been really fun for your customer to be involved in the deign process too!

Design by Lannette said...

Thank you Lisa, we loved it!