Awhile ago, in my post “Artistic Compromise” here, many of you told me you sent your cards to some charities or homes. I have been thinking about this and would really like to do so but I couldn’t really find places to send them to. So I decided to create an Instagram and Facebook page called “Create Kind Cards”, where we could share the cards we make and the places we send them to, so others who want to, can send their cards too. So if any of you make cards and give them to hospitals or retirement homes…, please tag #Createkindcards on Instagram or Facebook.
This shaker card today will go to Altenew’s “Celebrating Parents Card Drive.”. It was made in a record breaking time (for me), about 40minutes I think, as I really wanted to join Muse’s challenge this week before I went to bed! I stamped the Hero Arts Hydrangea layering stamp with Hero Arts Ombre ink pad “Pool to Navy” and then used a purple Prismacolor pencil to add more detail. I went over it with Sprectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to give the sequins some shine competition!
Those white bits are the sparkles from the pen, you can see it better in action here! I stamped the leaves and used my Zigs clean color real brushes, to add more detail to the layered leaves. As this card would be a Mother’s Day card for a senior in a retirement home, I wanted to add a sentiment that would really touch her. So I turned to my favourite Mother’s Day stamp set from Stamplorations “Strong Women” set which I stamped in Versafine ink.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will all support me in this by sharing this info around the card making community and letting me know of any organisations who need cards. Have a great week!
The Muse card by SonjaK we had to CASE this week: I tried to follow everything in the image but put the sequins in the middle instead of around it.
The Card Concept – Purple Haze
AAA Cards – Spring Inspired with a Shiny element
Paru’s cardmaking challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes