Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Sustainable Birthday Card

We were invited to the birthday celebration of a friend who is passionate about ensuring the earth is a sustainable place. In designing this card, I was conscious of this and tried to come up with a card that could be described as sustainable!

I used a new stamp I bought from Rubbadubbadoo at the Craft Show on Friday. It is a stylised koru pattern. The koru is a Maori design representing the unfurling of the fern frond and symbolising new life or growth. I stamped it three times without re-inking it, thus giving the shadow effect.

The "flower" is made from a flax leaf, one that I made some time ago.

It was a lovely evening to celebrate a special birthday!

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