Hello! When I first began making greeting cards several years ago, my husband's birthday cards were traditional in appearance. Rubber-stamped images of birthday cakes or birthday gifts were the main design elements on such cards.
Then a few years ago his birthday cards began to get wackier. Since he's a city boy, I have given these recent cards a "country" flavor. The card I made for his birthday earlier this week was no exception:
We'd been talking about the horses on Mackinac Island recently, so that's why I decided to use a horse image as the main motif.
Two layers of black art paper scraps
Image of horse, photocopied from a facsimile copy of Illustrated Historical Atlas Of Ottawa and Kent Counties, Michigan
Smaller horse image photocopied from a book about the history of writing
Vintage string glued behind smaller horse image (I thought it mimicked the tail of a horse; just a nice extra touch)
Greeting rubber-stamped in black StazOn ink
"54" cut from a vintage bingo game board
My husband opened the card's envelope with a look of expectation on his face, not knowing what sort of wackiness I had come up with now. He laughed when he saw his card, so I know he enjoyed it.
That facsimile book that I mentioned above was a cool thrift store find and worthy of its own post - so I'd better stop horsing around and write about it sometime soon!