When I took painting back in the 90's, painting books full of card patterns intrigued me, but not enough to try it. Years later, I saw a Pinterest pin of an embossed card to paint.
Unfortunately, I couldn't afford the embossing machine or the paper to make these cards. So, I tried an economical version.
Nope, not as pretty. Plus, since I used glue to try to get the embossed look, it made for a very sticky card.
Since then, I've thought about cutting watercolor paper to the size of card I want and painting them one at a time. But, what if I want to make a set of 12 for someone? That would take way too long. So it hit me.
Why don't I paint something. Scan it into the computer. Use a program to create the card. Print and cut them out.
In the future, I'll play with different designs. I may even start writing sayings in them. When I feel more confident about them, I may start posting them for sale.