First of all, thank you to those of you who gave feedback on the copper recipe card idea! It was incredibly helpful to hear your thoughts and comments. One question several people asked was what if the recipe card had writing on both sides ~ no worries! I have a solution below. I’ll admit it hadn’t occurred to me because, well, I come from a less “culinarily adept” family than many of you apparently do (sorry Mom!). Our recipes barely filled one side, let alone two. But I digress…
I promised you more info as Mother’s Day got closer, so here you go:
Copper & zinc recipe cards
The recipe cards are available on either copper, or zinc (left & right, above). They are a metal version of your favorite family recipe, complete with the beloved smudges, spills, and stains. They measure 3×5 inches, the same as a standard recipe card. You can choose the mini easel display (above), or have your recipe matted (shown below). A single metal card is matted to fit an 8×10 frame; two cards (or the front and back of your recipe!) are matted to 11×14 inches. Copper cards are mounted on a cream background; zinc cards are mounted on pale blue.
Please email me a scan or photo of your recipe by May 1st for delivery before Mother’s Day!
Although I will tweaks things in Photoshop, please check that the scan or image is in focus, and fairly readable to start with. (A tip: place the recipe card on a light sheet of paper and photograph a few inches wider than the card itself. It helps to avoid distortion, and balances the lightness.) Want me to do it for you? Email me and I’ll give you my mailing address. I’ll scan your recipe card for you, and will return it with your finished artwork.
Copper or zinc recipe card with mini easel ~ $35
Matted single recipe card, copper or zinc 8×10 ~ $45
Matted double recipe card, copper or zinc 11×14 ~ $75
Shipping for recipe cards with mini easel ~ $2
Shipping for matted pieces ~ $5
To purchase: just email your image, and artwork choice to chris (at) copperleafstudios.net. I’ll email you an invoice once I’ve received your file.
A favor to ask:
If you know anyone who might be interested a metal recipe card, please consider passing this on to a friend!
As always, take care, and have a wonderful week :)