Via a recent Twitter link, I found myself at the lovely Deer Sweetheart Studio blog, owned by Viola Joyner, a graphic designer and photographer in Chicago. The post was about the giveaway of Viola's Sunflower Bird note card set as a free pdf download via the inspiring Modish.
Cute, right?! Well, I took one look at the swirly design and knew it would translate perfectly to paper filigree. As much as I love creating my own designs, this little bird with his flowery tail feathers was calling to me. I checked with Viola to make sure she wouldn't mind; she responded right away that she loved the idea, so here's the result after a happy (and very rainy!) weekend afternoon spent playing with paper:
By the way, perhaps you remember my post about the closing of the Mrs. John L. Strong stationery company. Well, after seeing the post and knowing how much I like paper, a friend sent me a note on a Mrs. Strong card. The striped paper I upcycled for this card's background started out as the envelope liner - such beautiful textured paper with a metallic stripe and way too pretty to discard.
Be sure to stop over at Viola's Etsy shop where you'll find handcrafted unique pdf templates for stylish note cards, bookplates, thank you cards, invitations, holiday cards, gift tags, calendars, and greeting cards... like this one:
And here's one more cutie:
Thanks again, Viola!