I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use this gold maple leaf lapel pin that I got at an estate sale.
An old friend I lost touch with – crazily because it is someone who was precious to me – just got a major career promotion within the Canadian government.
As AiJ readers may know, I love making altered cards. But I’m nervous about sending this one. Not everyone shares the same artistic taste.
My favorite feature is the piece of rust I used as a harvest moon behind the corrugated cardboard hand torn silhouette of the center block of Canada’s Parliament Buildings.
Would you feel really special if someone sent you a hunk of rust and fabric fragments?
For the first time I also altered the envelope. The base of the card was fabric from a pillow sham that came with a Movie blanket (one I bought specifically for the sofa) and never had use for the pillow sham. I cut a piece of the edging and attached it to the envelope with a vintage button.
It can’t go in the mail like this: Canada Post sorting machines rip embellished envelopes. But I will be sending this expedited mail, so Canada Post will put it into one of their expedited mail cardboard envelopes.