February 8, 2013

Handmade Cards with Found Art

Inspiration for making cards comes from everywhere. This illustration is one I tore out of a Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine and had pinned on my bulletin board for a few weeks. It was so pretty, a beautiful female face with emphasis on the eyes done in neutral tones. She wears a cap of flowers and a necklace to match that were colored by the artist. 

One day when sitting at my desk for inspiration, I pulled it down and decided to use the illustration in a card. I added some additional flowers, pearls and a little heart to dress her up further.

Now, what caption or phrase should I add to this greeting? Here's some that I am thinking of below; let me know what you think or if you have some ideas.

"Isn't it amazing what clever girls can do." This one was attributed to Peter Pan

"With strong wings, she flies." 

"Don't ever let anyone dull your sparkle." The card needs more glitter to have this phrase, but I do like it!

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes."

"She believed she could, so she did."

And then there's always the plain and simple, "Happy Birthday." However, I think this beauty needs something a bit more special. Your ideas? Yes, please!

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