I am a costume designer and visual artist, and I create original paintings and greeting cards with images from the past, mainly fashion.
For the cards featured on this blog I use handmade paper. I attach them to ivory colored cardstock and each card comes with an ivory envelope as well. I add a touch of DaVinci iridescent medium to my watercolors for just a little bit of sparkle.
These cards are all available online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/halestreetstudio
they're $10, free shipping within the United States
Original painted cards make wonderful gifts, to friends as well as yourself! At 5"x7" they're great framed as well.