Monday, July 12, 2010

Swinging By To Say "Hi"

Hey everyone! How are you today? I'm feeling a little down, myself, so I thought it would be the perfect day to share this cheery card I made over the weekend. This card will be going to a special little girl named Grace, who lost her twin sister Ellie to cancer earlier this month. You may remember that I blogged about Grace and Ellie's story a few posts ago. Jennifer McGuire is graciously hosting a Cards For Kids drive for Grace, and she asked for light, cheerful cards that will bring smiles. This was my first attempt.

I started with some white Bazzill cardstock which I folded into a standard sized card. I covered the entire front with a bold floral print from My Mind's Eye that I never thought I'd use -- too flashy and colorful for my taste. But by layering that under a monochromatic green vine pattern from the same pad, I thought it gave just enough liveliness without being completely overbearing.

I darkened the vines with Copic marker G21 (lime green) and added some grass to the bottom, accenting it with a brown Zig marker. I cut out one of the vines and popped it off with dimentional adhesive. Then I added two sweet, little, googly-eyed, cardstock monkeys from K&Company, which I picked up in a kit of half monkeys and half other creatures (including a fox, panda, bear, cat, bees, and a robot among others) for $3 at Walmart. There were about 24 in total -- a good bang for your buck. Wrote out a sentiment and mounted it on some dark coral cardstock.

Well, I'm off to work! I hope you all have a great evening. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The monkeys are fantastic. I like that you layered the monochromatic over top the bold paper. The grass is fabulous as well.

  2. I am sure that Grace will love the card, you did a great job on it.

  3. What a great card.. I really LOVE IT.. :)


  4. Oops! I forgot that I also distressed the edges of the green paper with Peeled Paint distress ink from Ranger.

    Thank you all for your sweet comments!

  5. Adorable! The monkeys are so cute. I am sure she will love it.

  6. ooooh darn cute!!! Those monkeys and the sentiment made me chuckle. What a cheerful card it is! Grace will surely love it.

    I hope you'll feel better soon. {{{{hugs}}}}

  7. Hey there - Love the card :) Also, since I don't have access to facebook right now - I follow a blog that has a running list of free digital stamps and thought you might be interested -

  8. Cute little monkeys. They look so ready for some fun. Great colors, and the background paper is perfect!


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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