Sunday, February 5, 2012

Birds of a feather handmade card

Birds of a feather handmade card with envelope

A pen pal and blog reader sent me this lovely handmade "birds of a feather" card way back in July.

Birds of a feather handmade card

I'm very taken with the design, with the "airmail" note-carrying bird stamped in bronze, overlaid on some lovely handwriting in what looks to be Italian, plus some lovely postage stamps and a postmark.

Bronze letterbird closeup

I hope the angle on this photo captures how stylishly and subtlely the bronze bird sparkles...

Birds of a feather envelope front

...and of course I love the vintage cat stamps on the envelope! Neat use of old ledger paper for the label, too, which is burnished on the edges.

Birds of a feather envelope back

The flying-birds rubber stamp theme continues to the back of the envelope, where the stamp-birds of a feather are flocking together. It was a real mail art treat, with a lovely letter inside, too.

6 comments:

  1. I love that there are so many recurring bird themes throughout mail art. :)

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  2. How wonderful mail! I love the way how stamps and stamping are placed under the beautiful sparkling bird!

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  3. Awwwww! Cats stamps!! *w* adorable!!

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