Marian Bantjes Turns Old Christmas Cards Into Valentines

Marian Bantjes Valentines

Marian Bantjes Valentine

The other day I came across these valentines by Marian Bantjes which are too way too clever. Marian asked her friends to send her their old Christmas cards which she used as a her canvas. She then created a design that was laser etched into the cards, creating the beautiful shapes you see above. It’s cool how the image of the Christmas card is both apparent but slightly mysterious at the same time. As Marian said, it’s impressive “how these cards (most of which were, in their original state, nothing special, or even downright ugly) gained so much more from the process.” Be sure to check out the rest of the Valentine’s by clicking here.

Found through The Donut Project


February 9, 2011