Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I'm honoured to be joining my very talented friends and autism moms Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. We're all hopping to raise awareness and eliminate stigma associated with autism. My son has had an autistic classmate for the last three years and it's been a great experience for all of the kids to learn with a student that they all need to offer assistance to and be kind and compassionate to on a daily basis. I'm constantly amazed by the amount of love and patience shown by the autistic student's adoptive parents.


I have so much respect for all of the teachers, students and especially the parents raising autistic children. You are ridiculously amazing! The fabulous sentiment is from the Fun & Flirty stamp set by Paper Smooches.


First, I created the background by smooshing four distress inks and then adding Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon distress spray stains. I also added Sparkle Shimmer Spritz to the panel. While the panel dried, I heat embossed and watercoloured images from Courteous Cuties, also by Paper Smooches.


I heat embossed the sentiment directly on to the panel and then die cut and popped up the images at varying heights using glue dots and foam tape. You can see all the dimension in the close-up photos above.


Thanks so much for hopping with us! Please visit all the participants' blogs to leave some love in support of Autism Awareness!


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11 comments:

Tracie Pond said...

So sweet, Emily! They all look like friends. =)

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is too dang CUTE, Miss Lady!!! Thanks soooooo much for joining us!!!

conil said...

Adorable. Love those charming turtles. Wonderful card.

Lieve said...

Beautiful card, great background and sentiment. The "under-water-animals" look all so cute and friendly.
Warm greetings from Belgium.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is just sweet Emily, I love that you popped them all up, it looks great on that background. A fantastic cause as well, I can't even image how difficult every day would be!

AJ Bodine said...

Such a lovely card, love those happy turtles and your background! The sentiment is so perfect for this hop!

Lindsey said...

Love the background and the colouring of the critters! Awesome card.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

This card is ridiculously CUTE!!! Love the beautiful water coloring and I love scene and sentiment too! Beautiful card for the hop!

Kate - Small Bits of Paper said...

Such a darling card!! Your little under-the-water scene looks fabulous!!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Dana said...

SO well said Emily! I think we sometimes forget how incredible parents and caregivers really are. It takes strength and a special kind of patience. Your underwater scene is so much fun. I love how your colored BG mimics water and bubbles!

Purple Princess said...

Super cute!!