Hello, friends, today I am helping Skipping Stones Design kick off their 7-day Blogs for Boobies blog hop and card auction. Welcome!
More than 60 designers will be posting cards and other projects over the next 7 days. Each card or project will be up for auction, and all of the money raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I'm betting each of us has been touched by beast cancer in some way, so I hope you'll read on for how you can support this great cause!
You can help by shopping at Skipping Stones Design.
Skipping Stones Design will be donating $2 per stamp set purchased between June 1 and June 14. SSD is releasing six new sets as well, so there is even more to choose from!
You can help by bidding on the auction items.
1. To bid on the card I've posted today:
Leave a comment below with your bid amount and your email address.
Starting bid is $5.
Only comments on this post will be eligible for this card auction.
Comments without an email address are invalid (sorry!).
(FYI, during a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. Including your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid.)
2. Comments will post in chronological order, so you will be able to see the current high bid.
3. Return frequently to see if you've been outbid and to place a new high bid.
(Below the comment field, you'll see a "subscribe to post comments" option. You can subscribe if you would like notification of additional comments.)
4. My auction closes at 8 pm Mountain Time on June 8.
The winning bid will be the highest valid bid at the close of the auction. I will notify the winner by email. Skipping Stones Design will send the winner an invoice for the amount of the winning bid. Once the invoice is paid, I will mail the card!
You can help by spreading the word.
The more people who know about this event, the more money we can raise. Please feel free to share this event with friends and family and/or on social media.
Remember, this is a 7-day hop. The following designers are posting projects today, Day One.
(Tune in to the Skipping Stones Design blog each day for links to that day's designers.)
Amy Sheffer (you are here)
Thank you for helping to make this fundraising event a success!
Now that the business is taken care of, here's my card!
I started by stamping a wildflower image from Beautiful Botanicals onto watercolor paper and heat embossing it in white.
I'm really liking the layered watercolor look lately, complete with hard edges and darker, intense puddles of color. I watercolored the background using Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. After the watercoloring was all dry, I added some splatter using plain water, Distress Inks, and opaque white mist. Next, I die-cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die from my stash.
Along the bottom, I added some torn vellum, some white linen thread, and a thank-you sentiment stamped onto an oval die-cut. I popped up the watercolored panel onto some foam, placed it on a larger stitched rectangle, and last, mounted it to a white card base.
Stamps: Beautiful Botanicals, Everyday Blessings
Dies: Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle, Papertrey oval
Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans Distress Ink; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
Paper: white card stock; watercolor paper, linen vellum
Other: white linen thread, foam tape, fun foam, clear sequins, white opaque mist
Remember, leave your bid amount and email address in the comments if you'd like to bid on this card. (You're also welcome to comment without bidding.)