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I just couldn't resist making something on the theme at this week's Play Date Cafe...I embossed a pen image on black cardstock, and found my old wine-colored velvet paper to cut out some Tim Holtz letters. Also used ColorCore for some other alpha cutouts. Using the Hero Arts Alpha typewriter stamps for some contrast in texture, I glued all the letters to the map stamped background on parchment cardstock. It took quite a while to get the combination I liked, but I'm very happy with the result! Love the feel of the velvet letters! [apologies for the lack of textural detail in the photo--it's been raining steadily since 4 am here in the Northeast U.S.! I've got to make a light box!]
Also along the theme of today's post is the beautiful work of my new stamping friend Hilde in the Netherlands! Hero Arts Flickr group sponsored a fall card exchange and I was lucky enough to receive greetings from across the ocean. Sometimes we can travel just by having friends in far away places! The world is vast--but it is small with connections! I really like the row of different buttons--and they made it all the way from the Netherlands in pristine condition! This cheerful card is decorating our school room and we had a fun geography lesson learning more about Hilde's homeland!
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear about connections you've made traveling yourself, or even traveling through your art!