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Meet Arnold! For a stork, he has serious swagger and he is the latest addition to my family of one-of-a-kind hand sewn vintage paper Sweet Tweet Cards! And a perfect Baby Congratulations Card! After all, babies come from Storks right?

Inspired by ephemera and obsessed with stickers, the birds were first hand cut from the 1948 volumes of THE AMERICAN EDUCATOR ENCYCLOPEDIA (published by The United Educators, Inc.; Chicago, 1948) and backed with industrial cellophane adhesive. Neurotic about details, I carefully cut out the name of the bird and adhered this to the bird image then re-cut & trimmed the bird itself. Using an 'older than me' Singer sewing machine, I zig-zag stitched a piece of deckle-edged jet-black fine art paper to the front of the card. Next the little collaged bird is centered and permanently stuck to the card. (I ♥ STICKERS) Using a pointed nib pen and black waterproof Sumi ink, I hand lettered the name of the bird and added my signature calligraphic flourishes. Each card is unique and an original and will probably never be made again (unless of course I happen to come across the same encyclopedia set)!

SWEET TWEET CARD DETAILS
♥ Italian paper milled by C.M. Fabriano Medioevalis
♥ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2 size)
♥ khaki envelope
♥ packaged in a clear cellophane bag

Do you want your "Sweet Tweet" note cards? Please convo me with the name(s) of the bird(s) you would like and I will make a special listing just for you. The following birds are available and tweeting for your attention:

BELTED KINGFISHER ♥ BROWN CREEPER ♥ CASSOWARY ♥ CATBIRD ♥ CONDOR ♥ CORMORANT ♥ DARTER ♥ GOLDEN EAGLE ♥ GRAY HERON ♥ GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ♥ GUINEA FOWL ♥ GULLS ♥ KITE ♥ NIGHTINGALE ♥ NUTHATCH ♥ OSTRICH & EGGS ♥ PARTRIDGE ♥ PETREL (mother carey's chickens) ♥ PHOEBE (pewee) ♥ PIPIT (titlark) ♥ PTARMIGAN ♥ RHEA ♦ RUFF ♥ STORK ♥ THRUSH ♥ WEAVER BIRD & NEST ♥ WOODPECKER (yellow-bellied sap sucker) ♥ VULTURE

"Tweets and thank you for buying handmade!"
©2012 KisforCalligraphy.etsy.com

New Baby Stork Greeting Card, Arnold Adjutant Bird Calligraphy Card to frame or send by KisforCalligraphy

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, vintage encyclopedia, thread, sumi ink, adhesive
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 2180 reviews
  • Favorited by: 42 people