Lara’s Vision Card

Lara here!

For eight years now African Well Fund has held fundraisers for Bono’s Birthday May 10. And almost every year I’ve made a birthday card for him that we’ve sent to his management. I know it’s quite late, but this hill became my mountain which i finally was able to climb!

Here is this years card inspired by the U2 lyric “Vision over Visibility” from the song “Moment of Surrender” on their latest album. I used all of the birthday wishes we collected for Bono online to create a collage paper used on both the envelope and cover of the card. Together, while no one wish is truly visible (and all names were deleted), all together they, I think, create a vision of hope for change.

Back of envelope:

The back of the envelope is simple – the glass heart bead I picked up on Portobello Street in London, the screen is from the Wholey Sheet Kit, the lace from ACME Lot #3 Kit and the Punchinella all available at Gauche Alchemy’s Artfire Store

When it is opened the card comes to view:

The cover of the card is spray painted using alpha letters placed over plastic canvas (from the Wholey Sheet Kit as well) as the mask and the pages are bound into that with floss and beads also from the Black Out Kit.

The front of the envelope that holds the card is printed with the certificate we usually give to Bono stating the amount raised and how it will be used:

Here are the envelope and card together:

On a separate note, i went through many variations of the card cover and took a photo of them all 😀

Past Cards I’ve made and sent if you’re interested:

2009 Card

2008 Card

4 Responses

  1. An amazing project to be involved with Lara and a beautiful card. Love the picture of all the other efforts, what project will they end up on I wonder 😀

  2. That’s an awesome card & envie, Lara! Congrats on raising so much money, also!

  3. Cool project Lara! I really love the collage of birthday wishes…:)

  4. I really love the card!

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