Monday, April 2, 2018

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty Friends!! 
Today is Autism Awareness Day and I am participating in the 2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! We are raising awareness and encouraging acceptance for individuals with Autism around the world.

We know that Autistic individuals don't communicate in a way that society deems normal. And sometimes everyday situations, easy tasks we take for granted, can be a struggle. But just because they are different doesn't mean they aren't capable. Capable to feel, to understand, or to do. They just have a different way of expressing themselves and communicating.

We are here to support and better understand our family and friends with Autism. And a great way to show support is to send words of encouragement. Just a little encouragement and "you can do it" can go a long way. You never know, a random act of kindness can mean the world to someone, no matter how small the gesture.

So, today I created this adorable card, especially for the hop.

 It goes to show that anyone can achieve great things!

Pink and Main Supplies Used

Other Supplies Used
Strathmore 140 lb Mixed Media Paper
Recollections 110 lb White Cardstock
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
3d Dots
Hemp Twine

I started by stamping my images from the Plane Sweet stamp set onto 140lb Mixed Media Paper with Black India Ink. 

Then colored them with Zig Clean Color Markers in:
No.43 - Olive Green, No. 46 - Mid Green, No. 72 - Beige, No. 64 - Oatmeal, No. 93 - Green Gray, No.91- Light Gray.

One of the many things I loved about this set is that there are little sentiments that fit right into this tiny banner... I used the one that says "take flight".

For my card base, I created a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5"- folded) from white cardstock. I used the largest stitched rectangle to cut green striped chevron looking paper from the Spring Fling paper pad. Then I used the second largest banner from Large Fish Tail Banners to cut this blue polka dot paper from the Celebrate paper pad. Then I used the 5th largest circle (2.5") to cut plain white cardstock.

I layered the rectangle and banner onto my card front using my Xyron Mega Runner.

 Then shaded the edges of my circle die cute using Cape Cod (light blue) ink from the Boardwalk Petal Point Ink Pad.

I made little clouds from white cardstock and shaded the edges with Bahama dye ink.

Next, I stamped Sky's the limit onto more white cardstock and die cute it using a label from the Stitched Greetings Dies set. Then shaded around the edges using Olive (darker green) color, again from the Boardwalk ink pad.

I added 3D foam behind the little guy in the airplane and behind the banner.
Then arranged the circle and cloud onto the card. Then adhered the images to look like he was flying through the air.

I added more 3d dots to my sentiment and attached it to the bottom of the card.

Then, finally, tied hemp twine around the top of the card and topped with a button topped bow.

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and it inspires you, not just creatively, but it inspired you to raise awareness for those with Autism. Encourage others. Educate yourselves and others on how they to can raise awareness.

Here are a couple of organizations that do just that...

And here are a few fabulous designers in today's line up...

**Just a little note**
For more contributors, please click on InLinkz below. It will take you to the links of the 2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop's Sponsors. From there, you can visit each of the sponsor's (and their team members) blogs.

Jennifer Ingle (Instagram)

An InLinkz Link-up

Thank you so much for stopping in and joining us!!
Happy Hopping!!

~ Mitsyana
(Pink & Main DT)


  1. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is such an adorable card!

  3. cute! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very sweet card and great Job!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I love this card! It's so so so cute! AND I love all of the progress pictures. Those are always so interesting to me. Like that cool sponge tool you have. I need one of those! And that stamp set! Big hugs.

  6. Adorable cardthanks for sharing!

  7. This is so precious Mitsyana. Very well done!

  8. Great colourful, eye-catching card, love it. Thank you for joining in this hop x

  9. I really like the limey green that you chose. GREAT idea!! :)

  10. Thank you for sharing awareness to Autism. My daughter is on the spectrum and I appreciate what you are all doing. Your card is fabulous, thank you for sharing how you made it!

  11. Super cute! I love it when crafters come together for a cause!

  12. Wonderful card and a superb hop!

  13. Love this stamp and your cardmaking skills!

  14. Love the use of printed paper. Thanks for the details on how you put your card together. It's so cute! Thanks for supporting Autism awareness!

  15. Adorable!! My son has autism so I love it when I see crafters showing love and spreading awareness!!