|For the special something inside I made artistamps using a skeleton stamp Clay gave me, a typewriter, a sewing machine for perforation, and washi tape.|
|I put one strip in a glassine envelope with a few other stickers.|
|here's the front of the card|
|and the inside--- I made a stencil of the tree and another of the crows, then used guache paint to fill them in. The crows are slightly purply.|
|and stuff it all in a black envelope|
There was a nice coincidence with the theme "murder of crows". After I had started these I read a book from the library called Wildwood. I picked it up because it was just such a beautiful book. And then I read the inside flap. It was written by Colin Meloy who is in the band The Decemberists (a band that I like) and illustrated beautifully by his wife, Carson Ellis. Where is the coincidence? At the beginning of the book the protagonist's younger brother is kidnapped by a murder of crows!! This event is the beginning of an adventure into the "Impassable Wilderness" to rescue her brother.