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