I’m hopping along with some talented card makers today to celebrate the birthday of Ruth Bader Ginsburg today! I actually ordered some stamps from Scrapbook.com specifically for this hop, and when I searched “women” on their site, I found a beautiful stamp set, Santoro Willow, so that’s what I used.
A complete list of people on the blog hop is at the end of this post.
We are lucky to be able to offer 2 prizes, including 2 Wonderful Women sets by Kelly Purkey and 2 Dare to Dream sets from Hero Arts, thanks to these wonderful sponsors.
We will pick the winners of the sets from comments placed on all the blogs through March 19th 11:59pm ET and announce the winners on Joan Bardee’s blog on March 21st.
I was supposed to make a birthday card for the hop, but I ended up making 3 cards, showcasing 3 different ways of using this beautiful Santoro Willow stamp set . Lookie:
This is a large image, and comes with a few small images as well.
I wanted to keep my messages, other than the birthday card, all about what Justice Ginsburg means to me, a strong woman who has advanced women’s rights through her work. For this card I paired the Santoro Willow set with Altenew’s Best Bud’s set for the sentiment. I stamped it on Neenah Desert Storm card stock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. The Willow stamp set comes with a picture of the image colored, but I decided to make the image look as much like Justice Ginsburg as a young woman as I could so I changed her hair and eye color. After I was done coloring, I couldn’t bear the idea of cutting any of it off, so I made a 5 x 7 card out of this, something I almost never do. I added some washi tape, twine, and a wooden shape from Kaiser Craft as embellishements.
For this card, I kept it very simple, pairing the Santoro Willow stamp set with a stamp called Dream Big from Visible Image. I stamped the Willow stamp using the new Ranger Distress Archival Barn Red pad on white card stock and stamped the sentiment over the top. I used Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle dies to cut out the whole thing and mounted it on a card front.
Finally, for the birthday card, I wanted to play with the Distress Oxide sprays I had just gotten. I used some watercolor paper and added some color with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, then proceeded to spritz Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide colors over top. I used a brush to lighten the areas over her skin then added some pearlescent watercolors on top of the flowers and butterflies as well as some white Prismacolor pencil to bring forward some areas. I used Scrapbook.com’s Sentiments for Every Occasion to make the greeting I added to the bottom. I again used the Hero Arts rectangle die to cut out the image, this time moving Willow further to the right. It looks as good in this position as it does in the position on the previous card, doesn’t it?
I’m really excited with how well these all turned out, despite the fact that I used 3 different processes for creating them! Happy Birthday to Judge Ginsburg, and may she have many more!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies.
Here’s the complete list of hop participants! Be sure to comment on everyone’s blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes we have.
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