I have been making handmade cards like a fiend lately. I’m in love with handmade cards, particularly those made from vintage books and publications. Vintage (1930s-1970s) books are generally a dream to make cards from because they’re made of stronger stuff than more recently released books.
I recently acquired a set of The National Geographic Society’s Around the World Program. They are smallish, colorful booklets that were made in the 1950s and 1960s. Their covers are perfect for card-making … strong but pliable! I love pairing them with my hand-drawn henna flower design and using ribbed cardboard to give the design some distance from its base.
Last night was spent making envelopes to supplement my out-of-control handmade card-making. The envelope pictured was made using Mark Gabor’s book from the 70’s, [The Pin-Up: A Modest History].
I plan to produce more handmade cards in the next few days and offer them as sets. I think they would make great Christmas gifts!