Perhaps you might already be familiar with the Just A Card campaign, but if you're not, let me tell you a little bit about it.
Sarah Hamilton is a London-based artist, and in 2014 she started a campaing to support indipendent artists and retailers after seeing yet another small gallery close down.
“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open.” When I read this quote by shop keepers who’d recently closed their gallery I thought - enough is enough - we need to fight back!
The core message of her campaign is that even the smallest sale can help independent shops and designers to pay the bills. As an independent designer myself, this is a message I immediately resonated with and something I always try to keep in mind whenever I may buy something for myself or a gift for someone.. it's nice to stray away from the highstreet and get something more unique whilst also supporting a small business.
Last month, Sarah's book "House of Cards" came out in stores, and I thought I'd check it out.
It features a beautifully curated selection of step-by-step tutorials to create handmade cards by various independent designer. The difficulty ranges from collage to linocut printing, so it's suitable both for experts DIYers and those who are just getting started.
I'm just about to strat sharing more of my mail on the blog again, and I'm sure this book will come in handy for when I need some inspiration to add a more personal touch to my letters ♥
What's your favourite technique when it comes to making cards by hand?