Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Light it up Blue - World Autism Day

April is National Autism Month and yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day.  All around the world "light it up blue" events were held.  My card today was inspired by Autism Speaks which is an organization that raises autism awareness and supports families.  Their symbol is a blue puzzle piece so I went with blue for my card today.


I originally had a different card design in mind when I was creating this card.  I stamped and watercolored the heart but the overall card design did not make me happy so I used the heart die from the In My Heart stamp set by The Project Bin to die cut the heart from the original card.  I love that the heart die was designed to work with both the In My Heart stamp set and Spencer's Set.   I then used a rectangle frame die cut and sponged it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink.  I added water to the frame and dabbed it away with a soft cloth.   Next, I added dots and doodles at the corners with a black ink pen and I added more ink to the corners.  I fell in love with this technique when I saw Linda's beautiful card at Splitcoaststampers.  


The stamp set I am featuring today was inspired by a very special young man.  Denise shares a part of his story today so I hope you will stop by The Project Bin Blog post today!

Veronica Zalis has organized a HUGE blog hop to bring awareness and celebrate the families affected by ASD.  I hope you will check out the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop.



”A child with autism is not ignoring you, they are simply waiting for you to enter their world.” — Autism Treatment Center of America

I love that sentiment.  Our son was diagnosed in elementary school.  He was high functioning but struggled in many ways and was different enough to be bullied to the point that he carries the scars to this day.  He is now in his second year of college and I couldn't be prouder.  I love listening to his stories and entering his world!

I am also playing along with this week's FS582 challenge.  Jane has a lovely card with blue hearts found HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




8 comments:

  1. Glad you were able to do a "save" with the die because the end result is a lovely card

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  2. I know how much this awareness means to you. The work of your heart shines through this beautiful blue creation. I just wrote those words today to a dear friend. Love you to pieces. cute to see it displayed.

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  3. Wow. Stunning! I love how you accented with the frame.

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the doodles on the frame it adds a great personal "homemade" touch to the card.

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  5. I love the way you have used the frame die around the beautiful blue heart on your very special card. but I am touched most of all by the story you've shared about your son. all of you are blessed to have one another. I am sorry for the bullying that he dealt with when he was younger.

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my card. you are so kind! :)

    enjoy your day!

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  6. Wonderful wonderful post, loved what you said about the child with autism not ignoring you but waiting for you to enter their world.. I love your card too, at least the right colour is used here.. I really wish I’d known that I would’ve much rather done blue.. not to worry!!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too, I really appreciated it.
    Thank you for being a blessing to others too, and I pray God’s blessing upon your dear lad in every way..
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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You make my day with your sweet comments!!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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