Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop.

As you go through the hop, each of us will be sharing a fact about autism with you.

Many children with autism have a reduced sensitivity to pain but may be extra sensitive to sound, touch, or other sensory stimulation—which may contribute to a reluctance to being cuddled or hugged.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.  I chose the colors from this symbol to use with the Lift Me Up bundle to create my card for the blog hop today.

Please consider making a donation to Autism Speaks by clicking here:

Thank you!  Every dollar counts!

Here is the list of bloggers participating in this hop:

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather <= You Are Here

Card Details:

I sponged the clouds in Pacific Point ink on the Whisper White panel using the largest die cut cloud as a mask. Then I inked the three smallest birds from the High Tide stamp set in Pacific Point and stamped them in the upper left corner of the panel.  I used Multipurpose Liquid glue to adhere this panel to the red panel.  After wrapping the layered panel with Night of Navy solid baker’s twine as shown, I adhered it to the Pacific Point card base using Dimensionals.

The large detailed balloon is die cut from Night of Navy card stock and the color bands behind it are die cut from Real Red and Daffodil Delight.  After adhering the color bands to the back of the detailed die cut with Multipurpose Liquid glue, the Hot Air Balloon is adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White card stock, trimmed close and adhered with glue and Dimensionals.  I embellished with a triple looped bow and some Enamel Shapes in Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight.

Card Stock Cuts:

  • Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base
  • Real Red – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel,  3″ x 4″ panel for die cuts
  • Daffodil Delight – 3″ x 3″ panel for die cuts
  • Night of Navy – 3″ x 4″ panel for die cut
  • Whisper White – 5″ x 3-3/4″ panel for art piece,  1″ x 1-1/2″ panel or scrap for cloud die cut, 3″ long strip for sentiment

Additional Supplies:

  • Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies Bundle
  • High Tide Stamp Set
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad
  • Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine
  • Brights Enamel Shapes
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stamping Sponge
  • Dimensionals
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32 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

  1. sandimaciver2015 says:

    Hi Sue, LOVE your beautiful balloon and it’s perfect for today’s hop

  2. What a sweet card Sue! Just love the soft, sponged colors on the background and the bold balloon. 🙂

  3. Candy Ford says:

    So cute! Love the birds flying next to the balloon!

  4. Miriam says:

    Congrats on your new blog! Love your balloon card and choice of colors!

  5. Fun card, Sue! Love that bold balloon! Congrats on joining the blog-i-sphere! Looks great! 🙂

  6. Lee Conrey says:

    Beautiful Card Sue! So appropriate for today’s hop. Thanks so much for being a part of this and making it a brighter day for so many.

  7. This is great, Sue, and the sponging just makes your card even extra special. Congrats on the blog, it looks great, too!

  8. juliejphoto says:

    Congratulations on the blog! Love your card, too.

  9. Shawn says:

    Really cute. Love the enamel shapes on the hot air balloon—very nice touch. Thanks for sharing this important cause with us.

  10. Susan K says:

    The balloon is the perfect display for those cheerful colors! Thanks for sharing the facts on autism. Happy to see you have a blog and can’t wait to come back!

  11. Julie DiMatteo says:

    I love this card, Sue! The details are perfect – I love the Enamel Dots and that bow is to die for!

  12. 2016stamper says:

    Make me want to fly up, up, and away. Great card. Sue!

  13. HJ says:

    Great card today for a deserving charity. I love your balloon, sky and the enamel embellishments make it pop. TFS

  14. Beth's Fancy Stamping says:

    Sue what a clever design! I love how you used those enamel shapes to accent the balloon!

  15. Your background is stunning!! I just love how your card came out!! Congrats on your of – looks great!

  16. Anthony Cann says:

    Well done Sue

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