Here for You Sunflower Card

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💛💙WAYS YOU CAN HELP💙💛

(I want to keep this at the top of the post to make it the fastest and easiest to find):

Check out this Global Citizen post <--------click! There are many vetted charities that can be donated to along with other helpful info.

Another thing to check out (more specifically for my card-making friends) is the @ukrainecarddrive <-------click! account on Instagram. They are auctioning off a bunch of cards from a ton of fabulous designers (I missed the chance to participate with my own cards but trust me there are SO many amazing cards to bid on in there) to help raise funds

You can also check out the hashtag #cardsforUkraine on social media. There is so much inspiration and support in our community and it gives me hope

Hello friends!

I have been struggling with the words to say what's on my mind with what's been going on in the Ukraine. Normally I keep world events, politics, religion etc off of all my social media pages. Not because I don't care (quite the opposite in fact) - but because I view my career and my "corner of the interwebs" as an escape from reality if you understand what I mean? Crafting is therapy, and I have been told by a lot of people how much they enjoy being able to unwind and just take part in my videos without having to think too hard.

That said - I still wanted to raise some awareness and show my support. I stand with Ukraine. My heart just breaks for what is happening and people that I KNOW in this industry are sleeping in bomb shelters overnight and making molotov cocktails to use among so many other things that is hard to wrap my head around. Again I have no words.... so instead I made this:

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The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. Their flag is blue and yellow - so I took inspiration from that to make this card 💛💙.

I die cut Canson XL watercolor paper using Simon's Sunflower Petals wafer die set and the leaves from the Detailed Rose wafer die set. I used a bunch of Distress Spray Stains to color the pieces (specific colors listed below).

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I used CZ Designs Here for You wafer die and ink blended Prize Ribbon Distress Ink over it. I clear heat embossed a sentiment from the Well Wishes stamp set and used the same ink over that as well.

I created a textured panel by first die cutting some white card stock with one of the Nested Domed Arches wafer dies then running it through my die cutting machine with the Lumen Embossing Folder.

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On the inside of the card I stamped more sentiments from the Well Wishes stamp set using Mustard Seed and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide inks and that was it!

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Here for You Sunflower Card