Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spread Happiness

Today I have a card to share that I made for my friend Tim who recently left town to head back to Arizona for PA school.  I had to snap a quick picture with my phone rather than my usual photo set up since I finished it up the night before giving it away so disregard the not-so-perfect photography.  :)


The monkey and his umbrella are colored with colored pencils and gamsol and cut out.  I used my craft knife to cut a tiny slit in the monkey's hand to slip the umbrella handle through so it looked like he was holding it.  I stamped the map in a light brown ink to mute it down some so that the images on top would stand out.  The blue around the map is colored pencil and gamsol as well and I paper pieced North Carolina and Arizona so that they would stand out. I love that instead of "Good-bye" I could use a more encouraging sentiment.  As Tim travels across the country on his month long excursion to places between here and there I know he will indeed spread happiness along the way. He actually posted a picture of this card propped up in this dashboard as he started his journey. How awesome is that! :)

Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. This is adorable and I love how you so expertly used two different stamp companies on one card!

  2. A perfect sentiment for the occasion! I love how you highlighted NC and AZ.

  3. love what you did with the US ;) such a cute card and I agree your sentiment choice was way better then "goodbye" love when friends treasure the cards we make :)

  4. Wonderful card! Your coloring is so beautiful!

  5. Super cute with a perfect sentiment! Love all the little details from the little slit for the umbrella to the paper piecing and bitty hearts! Superb card!

  6. Such a cute card!! Love the background and the colors on the card!!


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