I did wonder when I would run into my first problem. Being so new to this industry there are bound to be a few hiccups. So this morning I need to let you folks know what happened over the weekend.
I have been having a lovely time making samples and reading lots of great comments when I began to have concerns over the small lightweight font (text style) I had used as a sentiment text in both of my sets due to release tomorrow. In particular the gap in the top of the 'o' and the tail of the 'r' made the sentiments look as if they were not stamped with enough pressure. I liked the casual look of the font when I picked it and had no way of knowing that this would arise.
ED - I do apologize to anyone who feels very strongly about the original font. I was simply not happy that it was going to give consistently good results. If you are really not happy with my decision I do invite you to email me for a chat about it. I did love the original font but unfortunately it was one of those that did not translate well into a stamp - even at a larger size. I even had a letter lose a piece while being cleaned. My first duty has to be to provide quality, usable stamps to my customers. Hoping you will understand.
The lovely Irish looking words are not affected. Phew.
I cannot and will not send out stamp sets that I know might give rise to problems. So, over the weekend I have adjusted the artwork and sent the new artwork off for production.
Above, you can see the original text style in the top sentiment compared to the new text style in the bottom sentiment.
What this means for you, is that I am still able to release the stamp sets tomorrow and show the full sets up on my blog here and in the store but actual despatch of the new sets will be delayed by a few days until I take delivery of the new stock and am able to physically post it out to you.
I am hoping you will all understand the action I have taken. Rather than stick to my original schedule and send out potentially problematic sentiments I choose instead to delay the despatch a little and send out good quality stamps that I am happy to recommend.
I do welcome any comments on this issue - positive or otherwise.
On with the samples!!
Today I want to introduce you to the birds. I find these particular bird images useful in so many ways. There are a matching pair (separate stamps) and a baby!!!! Cards with love, anniversary, togetherness and baby themes are all good for these images - I could even see them gold embossed on a wedding card.
Lovely to colour in or emboss or just simply stamped, I'm very pleased with this little family. Can I just point out how the wee little baby bird actually fits inside the mommy bird!! take a look at the middle card below. I had a glorious anniversary card made and then couldn't post it due to the font change (see above) but at the bottom there is a peep at how I coloured the birdies using copics and then used the blender pen to lift little dots of colour out for a nice textured effect.
There are believe it or not two more images, one of which is a bit special that you haven't seen yet. Tune in tomorrow - you will get to see the whole sets then. I want today's post to stay up all day today so that everyone is aware of the font issue.
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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