Hello, crafty friends. April is Autism Awareness Month and I have a son (Aiden) who is on the spectrum. Today’s card is a card I plan on sending out to everyone who has helped in this year’s Autism Awareness Card Auction. Before I get to the details of the card, I want to share a bit about the auction…
This is my second year hosting this auction over on Instagram HERE and this year we are raising money for my son’s school (Skyward Academy-New Hope). This school specializes in Autism and have transformed our lives for the better along with many other families. You can find more about them on the auction’s Instagram page under the highlight labeled,”Skyward Academy”.
The auction begins (today) Friday, April 22nd at 9:00 a.m. EST and ends on Monday, April 25th at 9:00 a.m. EST.
It will be held on Instagram HERE.
You can place your bid in the comments of that card/project post. Be sure to make a NEW comment and tag the person who has the highest bid at that time to let them know they have been outbid. There are instructions in each post explaining how to bid.
The highest bidder will make a direct donation to Skyward Academy and once they provide proof, the artist will mail out their card/project.
There are also some great prizes this year. You can check them out HERE.
Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, you can email me or send me a DM on Instagram.
Okay, back to the card…
To create this card, I embossed the Puzzle die from two shades of blue cardstock. I used an embossing pad in my die-cut machine instead of cutting plates to make an impression of the die instead of cutting it. I cut the panels down the center and adhered them on the flaps of a gatefold card.
Next, I die-cut the Piece of My Heart die from the same blue cardstock and stamped a Thanks sentiment on top. I adhered them to either side of the gatefold openings so they will interlock when closing. I only placed adhesive on the part of the heart that will touch the paper. I left the other parts free of glue to allow the card to open and close easily…
I also stamped a sub sentiment fro the Big Thanks Words stamp set on a white strip and added it to the right side of the heart.
I finished off the design by stamping a small blue heart on the lower, right hand side and added some crystal glaze on top for some shine…
I also stamped the envelope flap (see first picture) to tie everything together using an older stamp set (Look with Your Heart).
Thank you so much for visiting today and joining me in supporting the autism community.
Again, you can find out all the information about the auction HERE. Have a great day!