My Favorite Stamp Set of all time + Ink Blot Shop Release

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s post is extra special. I am sharing my favorite stamp set of all time and it’s part of THIS new release from the Ink Blot Shop….

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I also have a very special guest that helped me create a video and today’s card. You can click HERE to watch or click on the video below…

So first, let me explain how Aiden and I created the first batch of cards and then I will share the story about THIS stamp set and why it’s so special.

I started by doing some simple stamping of the images on to white card bases. For the first few panels, I stamped the images from THIS Aiden’s Art stamp set repeatedly to create a custom background. I wanted it to be in black and white, similar to a coloring sheet so Aiden could decorate it however he wants.

On a couple of the panels, I stamped a sentiment in the mix and the others, I just stamped images only. I really like to leave cards without a sentiment at times so that it can be used for any occasion that is needed.

Okay, so now let me tell you the story behind the stamp set as Aiden and I create these cards. For the last couple of years in April, I have hosted a card auction called the Autism Awareness Card Auction over on Instagram HERE to raise money for Autism. My son Aiden is on the spectrum and I wanted to do something in his honor.

Lots of my card making friends donate cards to be auctioned off as well as Aiden who includes some sort of art work. Last year, I had some woodblock stamps of his handwriting made (just a few sentiments) to be auctioned off. They were a hit and sweet Tifany from the Ink Blot Shop reached out and asked if Aiden would be interested in drawing some images along with writing a few more sentiments to be used in a stamp set. Aiden was excited and agreed. Tifany (who has the biggest heart-she is an amazing human!) is donating $5 from every stamp set sold to the Autism Society from the first three months of sales of the Aiden’s Art stamp set. How cool is that!? The Autism society does so much for the autism community. As their website states they connect people to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programing. Click HERE to visit their website if you want to learn more about them.
 
Okay, so let’s take a break from story time and jump back into the second card set.

For these, I did the exact same thing but only stamped one image and one sentiment from the stamp set. I decided to add clear embossing powder to the black pigment ink and heat set it so it would resist the watercolor that Aiden did on top.

For each panel, I would stamp and then add the clear embossing powder on top and set aside. I heat embossed them all at once to save time. The heat gun is already heated up so it saves time when you are mass producing. Once Aiden was done watercoloring, I adhered all the panels on to card bases.

So as you can imagine, this stamp set is my favorite not only because it’s my son’s precious handwriting and his art but it really signifies his growth and how hard he has worked. There are many challenges with Autism and one of Aiden’s challenges was and still can be at times is fine motor skills.

He has always had to work extra hard with writing and his hands gets fatigued easily. So to see him want to create over and over to create this set makes me so proud of him. I also love that the craft community has been so wonderful and has supported and continues to support Aiden, our family, and the Autism community. So a big thank you to everyone that has cheered Aiden on. We love you guys and we can’t wait to see what you create with this set! Please tag me in your social media with any projects so we can check them out!

I plan on making a bunch of these and creating card sets from them to give as gifts. 
You can find the new release HERE. I’ve linked to it below as well as the supplies used on today’s cards.
Thank you so much for visiting and your support. Happy crafting!
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