My goal this spring is to conduct a digital cleanse of the TPK website. To me, the website feels like a super fun room with all sorts of things to look at! Kind of like Ariel’s cave in The Little Mermaid: so many treasures to behold. I, however, have been a bit more sloppy about categorizing those treasures than Ariel was. So, I’m putting on my metaphorical cleaning gloves and taking action! The digital spring cleaning also means a gentle retirement of some items from the TPK catalog, including the Illustrated Roses Template.
About The Illustrated Roses Template
In 2015, I created the Illustrated Roses Template. It’s a printable hand-drawn pattern of roses that can be used for tracing or decoupage. I originally made it with a straight pen, Nikko G nib, and India ink. It’s best incorporated into projects that would benefit from a vintage flair or floral elegance!
Since its release, I’ve used it for several projects! Mostly, though, I love it for mail art. I usually shine the template through a light box and an envelope to add embellishment!
Project Ideas for the Illustrated Roses Template
In addition to mail art, you can use the Illustrated Roses Template to make gift tags! Just print them out on cardstock and cut them out in a gift tag shape.
They’re also gorgeous when incorporated into holiday cards! Just shine the template up through a light box …
Then use watercolor or colored pencil to add a pop of color!
If you’re pressed for time, you can always decoupage the template onto a greeting card! The roses can either serve as the card’s subject or they can play a supporting role, as shown in the card below.
Why Is This Template Being Retired?
I love the Illustrated Roses Template and I continue to use it for projects to this very day! However, it feels out of place in the TPK catalog because it’s the only item of its kind. I’ve never been able to properly categorize it!
I also think that, as far as the catalog goes, it’s best to offer things that have a specific purpose. The Illustrated Roses Template is versatile, which can make it intimidating! Really, it all boils down to cleaning up the website and making the user experience more cohesive and logical.
When Is Retirement?
I’ll pull the Illustrated Roses Template ($4.25) from the TPK catalog the morning of Monday, May 13th. After that point, it will no longer be available for purchase.
This should be the last retirement for at least a couple of months! Right now, I feel like everything that’s in the TPK catalog has a logical place there. 🙂 Next week, I’ll be back to writing tutorials (Father’s Day is coming up!) and making progress on the TPK supplies shop.
If you have any questions about this template or recent item retirements, please let me know! I’m always glad to hear from you in the comments or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks very, very much for reading TPK, and have a great weekend!