Welcome to the World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop! Raising awareness and funds for research and services for those with autism is very near and dear to me…I have a daughter with autism. And I’m was so honored when Jenny Hall asked me to take part in this hop!
We have all created a handmade card with the focus on supporting those people with or in support of caregivers of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here is my project:
I made a card with the focus on using blue since that is often the color used to represent autism awareness. There is a little story that goes along with the sentiment on this card:
Last week I got a note from my daughter’s speech therapist at school. Ms. Jill told me that she was having a terrible allergy day with a runny nose and really watery eyes and that when my daughter came into the room, she took one look at her and said, “Ms. Jill is sad.” That might not seem like such a big deal, but that’s a pretty amazing statement to come out of the mouth of a child who is profoundly affected by autism and who struggles to understand the normal social cues that we all take for granted.
Of course I bawled like a baby for a minute as I read her note and I realized that my daughter understands far more than most of us give her credit for. As much as I’m told over and over how many things she can not do, I’ll never stop believing in her and all that she can do, given the chance. 🙂
Here are the details about my card. I used the Magical Mermaid stamp set for all of the stamped images, including the sentiment.
The background was created by sprinkling Prussian Blue Brusho Crystal Colour on a panel of Glossy White card stock and then spritzing it with water. The mermaid image and sentiment from the Magical Mermaid stamp set were stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The mermaid was stamped on watercolor paper and then watercolored with Soft Suede, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide inks and an Aqua Painter.
The border die is from the Flourish Thinlits Dies and the heart is from the Apron Builder Framelits Dies. The sentiment banner was punched with the Banner Triple Punch. The full list of supplies that I used to create this card can be found at the very bottom of this blog post.
This hop was set up to raise awareness and much needed funding for autism research. The latest statistics show that 1 in 68 children is affected by autism. You can help by donating any amount to the Organization for Autism Research by clicking the button below.
Thanks for stopping by! On with the hop…you’re headed to Tina Riddle’s blog next! And the full list of participants is right under the next button in case you get lost along the way.
Here is the full list of blog hop participants. Right now your are at Amy Koenders.
My card design was inspired by Inspire.Create.Challenges #14.
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Dapper Denim – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel
- Tranquil Tide – Flourish Thinlits die cut
- Glossy White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Watercolor Paper – hand cut image
- Gold Foil Sheets – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Apron Builder Thinlits die cut
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