Willkommen in Ulm!

My husband’s uncle and his family are here visiting us from Spain for a week and as this is their first time in Ulm and in Germany, I made them a Welcome card. We have in Ulm, a church which is the tallest in the world, at 162m, called the Ulm Munster, and there is also a sparrow perched on top of it, which is the symbol of Ulm, so I wanted to incorporate both in the card.I made it in black and white as those are the colours of the Ulm flag too. As one of their sons is 99% blind, I also wanted to make it as tactile as possible so he could feel all those elements on the card.

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I downloaded and cut out a silhouette of the church and temporarily adhered it to a white card stock. I stamped this beautiful image from Hero Arts called “Bird collage”, and heat embossed it. I then used my Ranger mini ink blending tool to create the black background with Momento Tuxedo black ink. I removed the cut out of the church and in its place I added some effect paste so that the church would have a grainy feeling like the actual facade of the church. I added a little black to it as our church is a “little” grey! I then cut out the scallop shape with Sizixx framelits scallop circle dies. As I didn’t have any nice alphabet stamps or dies, I used my Versamrak pen to write in the words “Welcome to Ulm” in German, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

I ran my fingers over the card and was satisfied that you could feel the outline of everything so I hope he can feel it too.

I’m entering this card in:

Simon Says Monday challenge – Texture

Addicted to CAS – Welcome

Cards and More – Embossing

Less is More – Tactile

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