every month I create handmade birthday cards for family and friends. it is a way to reach out and say "thinking of you" even if we do not see each other throughout the year. It saddens me to think that our snail mail is becoming a thing of the past. I love receiving "art mail"!
this past week I was working on birthday cards for april and I was stuck! stuck, stuck, stuck! did not know where to start! I had just finished participating in collecting birthday cards for a celebration where they needed 2000 cards. our group created 250 cards! you would think that through that I would have had some ideas!
I recently checked this book out of my local library and found my inspiration on page 112. it was this piece by isaac tobin.
I cut some pieces out of white card stock to create the base for my cards. I dug into my collage stash and found some music paper and grid paper to use for the background. I applied it all with glue stick and trimmed the edges. I liked the colour palette he used and tried to find similar colours in my stash of acrylic paints. a few swipes of paint, a doodled birthday cake and some rubber stamped greetings and voila I was on my way to completing my cards for april.