Sunday, February 5, 2012
Birds of a feather handmade card
A pen pal and blog reader sent me this lovely handmade "birds of a feather" card way back in July.
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.
I hope the angle on this photo captures how stylishly and subtlely the bronze bird sparkles...
...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.
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.