Hello, thanks for visiting today. What’s happening right now in Ukraine is horrible on so many levels. I’d like to quote Lydia Fiedler to explain a bit about my card for today. “It’s so natural and loving to want to share our creativity during dark times – it is what we have to offer, and it’s a powerful way to just put something good and sweet and light into the world, and hope that the people who most need good and sweet and light right now, see it and feel loved.” There is currently a card auction being set up to help collect donations to aid the people of Ukraine. For more information about the auction, as well as other helpful links, please visit Ukraine Drive For Peace. The card I am donating to the auction is below.
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The colors of the Ukrainian flag are blue and yellow, and their flower is the sunflower. I decided to make an alcohol ink background with Aquamarine and Glacier and to top it off with a beautiful (discontinued) sunflower from Stampendous.
I colored the sunflower and foliage with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens on Smooth Bristol Cardstock. I added a sentiment strip using the Hero Arts You Are Loved Messages, which is a favorite set of mine. To finish off the card, I added a few sequins from the Sunflower Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground, and I inked the edge of my card base with Brilliance Ink from Imagine in Sunflower.
You’ll see in the photo above that I have 2 cards…the one on the left is for my daughter’s best friend, who was adopted from Ukraine. Things have been very difficult for her lately, for obvious reasons, so I am hoping my card will bring a smile to her face. I hope you’ll consider doing something…anything…for the people of Ukraine. Whether it’s sharing information across social media, sending a card to someone in your own country that is Ukrainian (it’s not recommended to try to mail directly to Ukraine right now), or if you have the means, making a donation. Again, please visit Ukraine Card Drive for more information. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!