January 31, 2007

Laughter is the Best Medicine (Sneak Peek)

This one is gonna take a little explaining - so bear with me! Last year, we started going to kids drum circles. This is a fun time when kids/parents sit in a big circle and play drums to a beat set by a facilitator. Instead of "don't touch", kids get to experiment with different percussion instruments and "jam" with their parents. Many of the rhythms we use in class are based on life sounds - such as walking, heartbeats, and laughter.
So this is a thank-you note for one of the facilitators and was inspired by the laughter rhythm (which sounds like "ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha, boom"!) I had such fun creating this card - the tiny drum turned out so cute! The drum was made by quilling some strips and then attaching a punched circle (which I aged a little and stamped with a swirl from the A Muse Paisley Numbers clear set). The drum stick is a toothpick with the ends clipped and quilling paper twirled around one end. The sentiment is a new A Muse Spring 2007 release (sneak peek)!
Images by A Muse, SU Kraft cardstock, white cardstock, Palette Hybrid ink Burnt Umber, Versamark, quilling tool and strips, Sobo glue, circle punch, toothpick, ribbon.

4 comments:

dotty said...

Thanks for sharing the story behind the card. How wonderful! I know the person receiving this will LOVE it! I think it's great!

Connie said...

I love that drum! Very clever.

paige said...

Love the story and am glad it wasn't what I thought it was when I glanced at the screen without my contacts!! I thought it was a boob!



I really need to get lasik surgery...

Great card and thanks for the preview!

Scoopy's mom said...

What a great card, Scoopy; the whole composition is just super! The colors, background, drum, beater, sentiment are perfect for the person you described.