I so love paint & wood! A few years ago I saw some laser cut wood greeting cards at The Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, where I was showing painted furniture. I loved the idea of sharing and saving these real wood treasures. I couldn’t stop thinking about how cool they were.
Now, a few years later, I’ve sourced my own 1/16 wood planks. After much trial and error, I primarily use cherry, walnut and hard maple because they are beautiful, easily take paint, retain the integrity of the wood and are a solid weight. Every once in a while, I’ll use an extra special wood for fun, so be on the look out. I cut each plank into 6×4 rectangles and sand them smooth.
The paintings on the cards are an eclectic mix of nature, geometrics, abstracts, sugar skulls (yes! still obsessed with sugar skulls…), and anything else I’m currently taken with. You’ll often find influences from Victorian, Indian, Mexican and Moroccan patterns.
The back of the wood greeting card is blank so you can write your message in pencil or ball point pen. Cards are paired with a complimentary envelope and are packaged to gift.
Check out my Instagram account to see what I’m working on right now: