Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts blog! Today we are joining up with Scrapbook.com to share in their global initiative, Cards for Kindness. The campaign strives to get handmade cards to those who need their spirits lifted, encouragement, sunshine or a smile.
Scrapbook.com is collecting cards, preferably A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), with a minimum submission of 10, to distribute to foundations, hospitals, shelters, retirement homes, children's homes and other organizations. Please leave the interior blank so that nurses, doctors, staff members, counselors, parents and volunteers can add handwritten messages of encouragement and love before giving them to patients, children and other people in need.
I've created 10 (so far) duplicates of this project featuring a Galaxy with Peek-A-Boo Doors. Creating an interactive card is more time consuming, but also more smile inducing - not only for the eventual recipient, but for me. I have enjoyed every moment thus far knowing that each card I create will find a needed home, perhaps even changing the course of the note writer or recipient's day.
Create project by ink blending Grape Juice, Indigo and Aquatic inks onto A2 sized Arctic cardstock. Allow to dry and then White Detail heat emboss with Galaxy Peek-A-Boo Parts. Die cut blended panel with Peek-A-Boo Doors.
Adhere both over ink blended and die cut door panel with dimensional adhesive.
For easy alignment of background panel, die cut a template of Peek-A-Boo Doors. Set template into MISTI Precision Stamp Tool and place sentiments or small images from Galaxy Peek-A-Boo Parts onto each door space that will open referring to the main panel previously created. Pick up all images/sentiments with MISTI lid, replace template with blank A2 Dove White cardstock panel and then stamp with Intens-ified Black ink. Copic color images.
Turn blended panel to back and adhere dimensional adhesive. Remove any backer paper and then apply liquid Precision Glue over exposed adhesive. The liquid glue allows for a touch of wiggle room for perfect placement onto background panel. Tucking the background panel into a corner of the MISTI (with black foam pad removed) and then aligning and adhering ink blended panel in place using the corner as a guide will also ease alignment with or without liquid glue.
Adhere completed card to folded card base.
Find more information and a submission form for sending cards to Scrapbook.com HERE.
I am headed to my stash of cards to find more to send, and I'm calling on friends for theirs too. Cards do not need to match or be duplicates. The criteria is simple. I hope you'll join me! Thank you for spending your time with me today. Wishing you each a brilliant and crafty day!
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