Monday, April 2, 2018

Charitable Cardmaking - Beach Cards for Domestic Abuse Survivors

Today, I am spotlighting a special project that cardmakers can help with.   Carole at From My Carolina Home is creating Summer Themed Gift bags for residents at her local domestic abuse shelter, Project Safelight.  She is accepting monetary donations, donated sewn goods and handmade cards!  See her detailed blog post HERE.  (Note that Carole has arranged for some random prizes for this project!)


Since there are special considerations regarding the sentiments for these cards (all contained in the blog post link above) I decided on this sentiment from Gina K Designs set I have.  I was formerly inclined to use it only with sympathy cards, but after emailing Carole about it, we both decided that it would work well for the people in the shelter.  

Plus, I had really wanted to do beachy cards to go with the summer theme, so the sentiment works great with these silhouette stamps from Just for Fun.  I went ahead and made some backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks on plain cardstock.  To get some control over the color placement, I picked the color up on a piece of acetate and then applied it to my card.


I used Distress Oxide Black soot to stamp out the images.  I find this always works perfectly for me with the solid stamps, so I am sticking with it!  The sentiments were stamped with Versafine.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Dolphins-Palm Silhouette, Pier Silhouette stamp, Tiny Flying Birds stamp, Gina K Designs Inspiration Mosaic set, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide inks Abandoned Coral, Fosilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, cardstocks from my stash, Cuttlebug Decorative Frames embossing folder.

If you have time, I hope you will send some cards, or a monetary donation to support this charitable drive!  Remember to sign them on the inside and send an envelope!  Cards are due April 30, 2018

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12 comments:

Carol L said...

What a peaceful and serene, yet encouraging pair of pretty cards! I love the colors and beautiful scenes you've created! Well done!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such beautiful and hopeful cards. What a wonderful cause, too.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those are fabulous cards!! Thank you so much, cannot wait to see them for real! The sentiment is indeed wonderful with the sunrise element in your design, love them.

Mac Mable said...

Striking and beautiful cards with a perfect sentiment x

Verna Angerhofer said...

They both are so very lovely with the sky, colors and theme. I am sure they will be uplifting to the recipients.

Beth Norman said...

These are absolutely stunning. The colours are fabulous and so are the scenes. What a God cause. I'll try my best to join in

Cat Craig said...

I cannot imagine more perfect cards for this cause.

Beth Norman said...

These are absolutely stunning. The colours are fabulous and so are the scenes. What a God cause. I'll try my best to join in

Megan J said...

Hi Heidi, a beautiful pair of cards, love the sunset you created with the inks and the sentiment is perfect for the project. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Conniecrafter said...

That sentiment totally works perfectly for this kind of card and your silhouettes look fantastic against the awesome backgrounds!

Marina said...

Beautiful cards and a beautiful sentiment.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, I am loving both of these beach cards. This is where we need to be so we don't see any snow this week. :) I love the acetate and distress ink background. Bless you for helping out with cards for the abuse center. They will love them.