Travel and Friends

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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!
Hilde's Flickr
   Thanks for stopping by!  I'd love to hear about connections you've made traveling yourself, or even traveling through your art!


  1. Fabulous projects, I especially like the sentiment on the first one! The second card is full of sweet charm. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  2. LOVE what you did with that haphazard, sentiment design! So unique! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. OH MY! This is a fabulous project--and I LOOOOOVE that velvet paper! I need to get some ASAP! BEAUTIFUL card too. SUPER creative! LOVE:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  4. These are both wonderful...the second is just charming!

  5. Such great projects, I don't think I could choose my favourite, they're both really lovely!!


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