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!