Gilding Lilies Greeting Cards

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Big Announcement & A Bit Of Purple For Color Week

First off, a bit of purple for Color Week.

And now, for the Big Announcement! I present to you my new company, Gilding Lilies! It's a combination of so many things that I love, and I am so excited about it! The first products to come hot off the press is a line of greeting cards that feature my artwork, in all it's forms. What a joy to be able to combine my love of painting, floral design, photography, digital art, and more. People were always saying to me "you should design greeting cards", so I guess it finally soaked in. 
On Tuesday, I went for a press check. Wow, what an amazing place! The minute I walked in the door I knew I was in good hands, obviously they've done this before. Here are a bunch of photos from my day.

This is the giant Heidelberg machine ready to roll out my cards.

This is some of the paper for my cards - PANIC! Seeing that, really made me realize what a huge undertaking this really is! FREAK OUT!

Rodney is watching the first of the cards coming through the machine.

Checking the color.

My first stack of cards.

One of my "Plates".

And now for some florescent ink - POW!

This is Ken, my print broker. Ken's business is called Visual Identity and I would recommend them whole heartily. Ken, and Chuck, really helped me throughout the whole process. Couldn't have done it without you guys, thanks so much.
So, that's it, The Big Announcement!
I'm scared, a bit overwhelmed, and so excited to get started with this new business. As always, I thank you  for your support, and please be on the look-out for Gilding Lilies, hopefully coming soon to a store near you!
P.S. I am so annoyed that Blogger isn't allowing me to align this post properly, sorry, ugh!


Fin said...

How cool, they look awesome!

nadia said...

that is wonderful! congrats and the new blog looks wonderful! i have always wanted to make postcards but never really trusted things to look good in print! let me know how it goes!

congrats once again it is lovely!

La Dolce Vita said...

congratulations! this is just awesome and I wish you all the best!!

Ken McCormick said...

Great Blog article AND thank you! You were an ace on the press check, smoothest check I have been on in years. Cards foiled yesterday and will be ready Tuesday.