This A3 paper illustration of a pair of Cardinal birds was originally conceived as a greetings card design to coincide with Valentines Day. However as I progressed with the piece I decided to abandon limiting it to just a commercial item for a once a year occasion and instead build it up into a more complete image that could possibly be part of an exhibition later in the year. cardinals are North American birds so I included a Glorious beetle from the same part of the world too. This mixed things up so that I had both smaller detailed paper cuts with the broader elements that fill up other areas. The size is A£ and I could still produce greetings cards from a detail if I so choose. At this time of posting I envisage this to be part of a set of three bird based works, all A3 in size.