Friday 4 March 2022

Hope for Ukraine

Hello and Welcome
Throughout our card making community, we wanted to show support for the struggles and injustice that the Ukrainian people are now having to suffer through since Russia has attacked.
To do that, we have been making cards that represent the colours of their flag, yellow and blue, or their national flower that is a sunflower.
I tried to represent both in the card I made.

So here's what I did to make my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock and placed it on my Waffle Flower Stencil mat.  
  • I positioned this newly released stencil from ACLD called Mum mat over my cardstock and inked it up with some Mustard Seed Distress ink, right in the center of the flowers.
  • When I was happy with that inking, I used some Salty Ocean DOX ink to cover the rest of my stencil, filling the cardstock.
  • I removed the stencil and added the white splatters using my Posca pen.
  • While the panel dried, I die cut the letters 'PEACE' twice using an alphabet set from  I glued them together for more stability.
  • When it was dried, I glued the stenciled piece onto some white cardstock, then onto a white card base.
  • Finally, I glued the PEACE letters over the flower.

Here is the stencil I used:
Mum Mat

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ADD A DIE CUT

Stamps- none
Inks- DOX 
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Mum Mat stencil (ACLD); Stencil Mat (Waffle flower); 
white Posca pen; Bold Basic Alphabet die (; 
TE inking brushes


Mac Mable said...

Perfect card, perfect sentiment and a striking tribute Karen x.

Mrs A. said...

A perfect card in every way. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Karen, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Just perfect Karen.
Faith x

I Card Everyone said...

So wonderful, Karen!

kiwimeskreations said...

A powerful card Karen - a brilliant make!
Stay safe

JD/ Jill said...

Perfect, well done, card!

Pat said...

A great card to show support for Ukraine Karen and I love the way the colours have merged slightly to make gree, and the large 'peace' is perfect. x

Karen said...

That stencil makes such a statement, and the graphic, die cut sentiment fits it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Christine Alexander said...

the perfect stencil to use in the colours of Ukraine ♥

Nancy said...

This card came out so well, Karen! Love the bold letters as much as the stencil. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues for our Special Challenge, we appreciate it! Take care!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen what a stunning card! Your stenciling is so rich and amazing and sends so much love to the Ukraine! Thank you for so much sharing with us at the Color Hues!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful card, Karen. A lovely way to show support! Hugz

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful way to show support for Ukraine, Karen!

Judy Woodland said...

How very beautiful! Using the stencil with those colors is just genius!! Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Mod Squad. Hope to see you again soon!
Judy~ MSC Designer

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us with creating cards for Ukraine over at the Color Hues Challenge!