I love love the message of unity, respect, and optimism of these two sets. Personally I can no longer sit back and allow systemic racism to go unchecked. Too long have communities of color been traumatized and marginalized by institutionalized discrimination. As a fairly private and introverted person being open about my feelings and beliefs is not a very comfortable position but I have to do better, I have to BE better. I am making changes within myself, my family, and my community to become a better advocate for my black neighbors. And I am so happy to see several stamp companies taking a stand and making changes towards more diversity and inclusion.
The card I have to share today was created with the United as One stamp set. I created a colorful card front and then added a window which opens up to reveal the rest of the sentiment.
To create this card I first stamped the rainbow background with the Abstract Fields Bold Prints cling stamp. I first positioned the stamp in my MISTI and then ink up the corner with Fruit Punch Reactive Ink and then stamped the front of an A2 card front.
I then cleaned the stamped and ink up with Creamsicle Reactive Ink just adjacent where to where the Fruit Punch was and then stamped. I then repeated this process for all the other ink colors (Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Blue Hawaii).
Once I finished the stamping the background I then stamped and black heat-embossed the large heart from the United as One stamp set. I then cut out the interior of the heart with a craft knife and then traced the opening onto a 4 3/16″ x 5 1/2″ panel of white cardstock. I then cut out the interior of the heart and then stamped and black heat-embossed the heart on the backside, framing the opening. Next, with a black copic I colored in the interior edge of both heart openings. I then stamped a sentiment in black Stazon onto acetate. I then adhered the acetate to the backside of the card front and then adhered the panel to the back of the acetate.
Next, I stamped the inside of the card with the outline of the hands and several sentiments in INTENS-ified Black Ink. I then stamped the one hand in Pumpkin Pie and then Cup O’Joe and the other in Soft Vanilla and Soft Brown.
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