First of all, thank you to those of you who gave feedback on theÂ copper recipe card idea! Â It was incredibly helpful to hear your thoughts and comments. Â One question several people asked was what if the recipe card had writing on both sides ~ no worries! Â I have a solution below. Â 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!). Â Our recipes barely filled one side, let alone two. Â 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 zincÂ (left & right, above). Â They are a metal version of your favorite family recipe, complete with the beloved smudges, spills, and stains. Â They measure 3×5 inches, the same as a standard recipe card. Â You can choose the mini easel displayÂ (above), or have your recipe mattedÂ (shown below). Â A single metal card is matted to fit an 8×10 frame; two cardsÂ (or the front and back of your recipe!)Â are matted to 11×14 inches. Â 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 byÂ May 1stÂ for delivery before Mother’s Day! Â
Although I will tweaks things in Photoshop, please check that the scan or image is in focus, and fairly readable to start with. Â (A tip: place the recipe card on a light sheet of paper and photograph a few inches wider than the card itself. Â It helps to avoid distortion, and balances the lightness.) Â Want me to do it for you? Â Email me and I’ll give you my mailing address. Â 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 choiceÂ to chris (at) copperleafstudios.net. Â 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! Â
As always, take care, and have a wonderful week :)