PiRaTe BiRtHdAy

FRONT: The night was calm and the waves beckoned as I sailed away on my pirate ship

Digital photo taken during the Tall Ships event at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

After many delays and hours of on-and-off rain storms, the tall ships were finally able to sail around Navy Pier.  It was 9:30pm - and their final sail of the night.

The sky was a strange mixture of plums and golden hues.  I had never seen the night resemble pages shared from a story book so much before.  I felt as if I was a character upon a ship from long ago... and happy to have preserved some of those feelings with my camera.

I envisioned this card to be a fun greeting for a child... but due to all of the successful pirate movies in the past decade, I am sure that it is appropriate for children of all ages!

INSIDE: Don't be afraid to dream big when you blow out your candles! Happy Birthday!

Card dimension: 5" x 6 7/8" Envelope dimension: 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"

Handmade card on acid free, fluorescent white paper with deckle. Ilford Galerie Pearl paper used for the printed photograph. Both cardstock and photograph is printed on an Epson professional photo printer with Epson archival ink.

Each card takes approximately 30 minutes to make, from printing the cardstock and photos, to cutting apart the pieces, signing the backside of the photos, and placing the pieces together to present the final product. All photo dates and locations are recorded on the backside of the card.

Option: Use the card as a back-matting by cutting the card to the preferred framing size while keeping the photograph attached in it's place.
 *Avoid displaying photograph outside or in direct sunlight to preserve color luminosity for years to come*