Hi there friends! Happy Thursday! Today I have three cards that I created using the new Avery ElleSkating Bystamp set and dies. This is the first time I've ever ordered anything from Avery Elle, I've never used their stamps before and I have to tell you I'm impressed. Ordering and delivery was easy and quick and the stamps needed no conditioning and stamped like a dream.
I saw this Skating By set months ago and fell in love with how cute and versatile it was, this set comes with several pieces you can interchange to create different scenes, it's so girly and super fun (I only stamped a few of the possibilities for my cards today).
I kept the cards that I created today fairly simple with the focus on the stamped images. For each card, I die cut the skater girl and colored her with Copic markers. It doesn't show up in the pictures but after coloring each girl, I used my wink of stella glitter brush and added glitter to the bows, skates and little bracelets. I paired each skater girl with coordinating designer paper from my stash and die cut a scallop border edge. For the red headed skater girl, I used the cute dash hound dog, for the blonde I used the balloons and the brunette the bubbles which I used Glossy Accents on to make them look wet.
I'm going to be adding these cards to the small pile of cards I've created to send to the Cards for Hospitalized Kids. This cause is dear to my heart ever since my youngest son was hospitalized to have a tumor removed from his spine. While he was in the hospital (a week and a half total) any little thing to bring him joy and make him smile made staying there seem a little better, so if I can do the thing I love and make cards for kids that are stuck in the hospital, I'm going to do it (I usually create cards for this cause with my family after Thanksgiving dinner at our house but this year we weren't able to that). While my son was in the hospital, I stayed there with him and while I was there I had the opportunity to talk to some of the nurses who told me that some kids come into the hospital and once their parent drops them off, the parents don't return for days which is heart breaking. God bless nurses everywhere.
Once I have enough cards created I'm going to send them in. I only wish I had more stamps and cards for boys, most of my stamps and cards are floral or girly. I'll have to remedy that ;)
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