Hello everyone! Today we are participating in a very special blog hop created by fabulous Lea Lawson to support families who find themselves thrust into NICU life. Read below Lea shares her heartfelt story!
"Today a dream of mine is coming true, as this Card Drive & Fundraiser goes live in honor of my sweet little bear, Layton Caleb. Hi friends! In case you don't know me, my name is Lea Lawson & I've been part of this wonderful papercrafting industry since 2002. Today is extremely special to me, and let me introduce the baby behind the blog hop!
For more ways you can help please visit Lea's blog.
First, I stamped several images from the Autumn Time Stamp Set onto Canson Coldpress Watercolor paper in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I then watercolored the images with Distress Inks, by smooshing the ink pad directly down onto a piece of plastic, which I use a my palette and then mixing very small amounts of water to the ink with a 1 round paint brush to make the ink more fluid. I used Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany for the Fox, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain for the tree stump, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo for the Hedgehog, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover for the leaves, Candied Apple for the berries, and Candied Apple, Fired Brick, and Antique Linen for the mushrooms.
Once I had finished the watercoloring I die cut all the images out with the matching dies. I then die cut an A2 panel from watercolor paper using the Lacy Layers Die and then created a quick background wash using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. When the panel was dry I stamped a sentiment from the Always Stamp Set in VersaFine Onyx Black and then I adhered the panel onto an A2 top folding card base. Next I adhered all my images with either foam tape or liquid adhesive. To finish off the card, I made a small hole along the fold of the card base with an x-acto knife, fed some black and white twine through and then tied it into a bow.
I hope you enjoyed my card! We are so grateful to be able to contribute to this worthy cause. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and please check out Lea’s blog for more ways to help!
271156 Autumn Time Stamp Set (images)
310190 Autumn Time Matching Die (images)
271180 Always Stamp Set (sentiment)