I’ve been doing up a few cards these evening. 2 of them are for invited speakers at the CSS Faith Formation talks.
I realise I enjoy designing cards for priests. For one, there’s all these little Christian details I like to add. I’ll scan the bible and print it on brown paper, and then find silhouette images to cut. I chose a deer for this one (adapted from here). Reminds me of the verse from a song, ‘as the deer longs for running streams, so I long, so I long, so I long for You’.
**OK, on second thoughts, I’m really not sure if this is a deer. But whatever it is, I’m pretty sure it longs for running streams 🙂
This second card is for Father Marin. I wanted to try this papercut card idea that popped into my head. As you can see, the normal envelopes won’t do with this kind of design because it’s quite hard to pull out. I was lost for a while after making this card because it didn’t fit any of the envelopes I had. I finally decided to custom-make an envelope that would make it easy to take out the card.
The one I made has a flap which can be folded down.
Here is my cross closing mechanism refined. All you have to do is to pull off the vertical piece.