World Autism Awareness Day International Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m very pleased to be invited to participate in this World Autism Awareness Day International Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop that was set up by Jenny Hall.  Be sure to visit the other participants who have shared their work in support of this special cause and please consider making a donation to the Organization for Autism Research by clicking the link shared below.

I chose to use BLUE in my project to show my support for Autism Awareness.  The card base is Marina Mist with a panel of Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper matted on a Gold Foil Sheet.  The oval under the butterfly is Dapper Denim card stock with a scalloped Gold Foil Sheet mat and is mounted to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set is gold embossed on Shimmery White card stock and colored using an Aqua Painter and inks in Night of Navy, Dapper Denim and Marina Mist.  After it is fussy-cut, it is adhered directly to the oval with Liquid Glue under the center of the body only, allowing the wings to lift a bit – ready to take flight.

The sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set is Gold embossed on a strip of Marina Mist card stock.  It is adhered to a narrow a strip of Gold Foil behind the top edge and a punched strip of Gold Foil behind the bottom edge, then mounted to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A Gold Metallic Enamel Heart finishes it off with a bit of love.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project – including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Today is my One Year Blog-iversary.  In my first post on April 2, 2017 I also participated in an Autism Awareness Blog Hop.  My upline and friend Amy Koenders has a beautiful daughter with Autism, so this is near and dear to my heart.  I ask you to please support this cause, as well.

This hop was set up to raise awareness and much needed funding for autism research.  The latest statistics show that 1 in 68 children is affected by autism.  You can help by donating any amount to the Organization for Autism Research by clicking the button below.

Thank you for visiting – now on with the Hop!  You are at Sue Prather, next in line is Jesse Holton.  Click on the next button below to visit Jesse:

If you get lost along the way or want to see who else is participating, you’ll need to click the little blue button below to open a page with the blog hop list.

*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Marina Mist CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3/4″ x 4″ strip for sentiment
  • Dapper Denim CS – 3″ x 3-1/2″ panel for die cut oval
  • Shimmery White CS – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ panel for embossed butterfly
  • Gold Foil Sheet – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel for mat, 3″ x 3-1/2″ panel for die cut scalloped oval, 1/2″ x 4″ strip for sentiment mat, 3/4″ x 4″ strip for punched border
  • Eastern Palace Specialty DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used to complete this project:

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24 Responses to World Autism Awareness Day International Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

  1. Oh my goodness, Sue!! This is just gorgeous! Your butterfly looks like stained glass!. Love it. 🙂

  2. Beautiful x

  3. Absolutely stunning Sue! Your butterfly is amazing and I love the background with the gold foil. 🙂

  4. What a stunning, elegant card! Really beautiful 🙂

  5. Gorgeous! Love the colors with the gold and the beautiful layout. I have now got to get this stamp set — been on my wish list for a while.

  6. Your card is strikingly beautiful! I love all your cards, but this one especially.


    What a GORGEOUS card! ABSOLUTELY stunning! Thanks for sharing!

  8. great card Sue and absolutely perfect for this hop

  9. Stunning, Sue! Thanks for joining.

  10. Susan K says:

    Beautiful. the butterfly coloring is awesome. Congratulations on your one year blog-iversary. We’re the lucky ones…..Love seeing your creations.

  11. shirleyg7 says:

    Sue your butterfly is absolutely breathtaking. It looks transparent. I thought you had stamped on vellum until I read. You did a fantastic job with it. The entire card is so beautiful. May have to CASE it is so fabulous.

  12. WOW! Just WOW! Gorgeous butterfly!!

  13. Phyllis Reder says:

    Absolutely beautiful card..

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