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Nuts and Bolts: Dedicate yourself to the Details

August 26, 2016

 

Nuts & Bolts – Dedicate yourself to the Details
Dedicate yourself to the details.  Strive for quality.  Create a design and work it a few different ways to see what looks best.  The same goes for a verse.  Let the words flow and take it a few different ways, then boil it down to one that resonates best with the image and occasion.

 

The majority of people do not hit the nail on the head on the first try.  You should let concepts and designs marinate.  Give them ample time and attention to be the best that they can be.  Get feedback from others as well.  Sometimes we’re too close or married to it to be objective.

 

Here are some wonderful examples of re-worked cards by artists dedicated to improvement, marketability and attention to detail:

 

Nuts Bolts for Friday cfkaatje gmail.com Gmail

Nuts Bolts for Friday cfkaatje gmail.com Gmail 2

 

Don’t settle on your first concept.  Inspect it like you may sell it by the thousands … because you just might!

 

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: Thinking of You – Away at College – from Pet

August 25, 2016

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We have a  new category that needs your attention:

 

Occasions >> Thinking of You >> Away at College >> From Pet

Thinking of You at College from Pet Cat Humor card (1447366) 2016-08-25 15-43-24

In addition to missing the comforts of home like their bed, bathroom, home cooked meals and the company of family, college students away from home really miss their pets!

 

We only have 1 card in this category:

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Font Frenzy: Vintage Label Typeface – Retro Mobile

August 24, 2016

The Hungry Jpeg has a lovely $1 offer for you this month.
 Vintage Label Typeface - Retro Mobile by Vintage Font Lab - TheHungryJPEG.com 2016-08-24 14-15-50
Vintage Label Typeface - Retro Mobile by Vintage Font Lab - TheHungryJPEG.com 2016-08-24 14-16-14

 

Retro Mobile is a hand crafted font for alcohol drink label design, vector illustration with sample lettering design example. Ideal for alcohol labels design, fun labels and other kind of designs for package or vintage products.

Vector illustration, not used any gradients – ready to print – vector objects separated and grouped – pack include version AI, EPS, PDF, SVG, PSD

This amazing font comes complete with a full commercial license, allowing you to use these beautiful fonts across a wide range of commercial activities.

Rainbow Connection: Harvest Color Palette

August 23, 2016

Here are some lovely Harvest color inspirations I found on the internet this week:

 

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harvest 05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanted New Cards: Invitations Pub Golf / Bar Golf Party

August 19, 2016

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We have new categories that needs your attention:

Pub Golf / Bar Golf Party 

 

Invitations >> Party by Theme >> Pub Golf / Bar Golf Party
Invitations >> Bachelor Party >> Pub Golf / Bar Golf Party
Invitations >> Bachelorette Party >> Pub Golf / Bar Golf Party

 

Essentially a pub crawl turned into a game.  Apparently there is no ball or fairway involved but a “course” of 9 or 18 pubs.

Bachelorette party Invitation, lady in pink. card (1327584) 2016-08-19 12-14-05

We only have 0 cards in these categories:

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Nuts and Bolts: Update Winter Holiday YEAR specific cards

August 18, 2016

 

Nuts & Bolts – Update Winter Holiday YEAR specific cards 
Winter holiday card sales have already begun.  Do you offer Year Specific designs?  Be sure not to miss out on sales or worse, have your card taken offline because you’ve neglected to update it for the new year.
 New Years Odometer 2016-2017 Party Hats card (1313126) 2016-08-18 16-28-44

 

See this reminder and tips posted in July

 

Not only should images be updated but also card titles, keywords and artist notes.  This even applies to custom front designs to make them more marketable and avoid shopper errors.
Please take the time now to update your designs before 9/1.  After 9/1/16, GCU will take any outdated cards offline.

 

TIP: A quick way to pinpoint the bulk of your related cards is to search your storefront entering in the search box “<holiday name> 2015” ie: “christmas 2015”.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

Font Frenzy: Brigent Script

August 17, 2016
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The Hungry Jpeg has a lovely free font for you (only!) this week.
Brigent Script by TheHungryJPEG - TheHungryJPEG.com 2016-08-17 19-25-46

 

 Brigent Script comes with a full Commercial License.

 

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