Whimsy Stamps ~ Turner Syndrome Charity Auction

Crafty friends, I am supporting Turner Syndrome Awareness through the month of February by participating in a charity auction to raise funds for the Turner Syndrome Society. I've used beautiful Whimsy Stamps papers, background stamps, dies and stencils to create these cards. 

I used several gorgeous Whimsy Stamps elements to create these cards and went for a mixed media shabby chic sort of design. It's likely I'll have to post these overseas, so chose a lower profile design, as I'll be posting four together. I haven't used foam to add dimension to these as I ordinarily would for this sort of design. But I did add some beautiful lace to finish them and tie the theme together across all four cards in the set. 

I started the design by choosing two compatible pages from the utterly stunning slimline paper pad from Whimsy Stamps called Flower Puffs. This pad may just be my favourite ever released by Whimsy, which is saying something, because I love their papers, but this really is divine! You can see previous creations I've made with papers from this pad, here, here and here. I used a beautiful background script stamp to add random text on the papers, I've seen this done so often on shabby chic grunge designs and always loved it, but never been brave enough to try myself! So this was my first attempt at this style and I so love how it came out. 

I chose Distress Oxide Inks that toned well with the papers for the stamping and with those same inks added some butterflies through an older Whimsy Stamps stencil, they have an updated version of this stencil now, with some fabulous extra features, so I may have to update mine! The Dusty Concord was so perfect with the paper shown above and for the slightly more lilac toned paper, I used Wilted Violet, they just both worked so well with the tones in the paper, I was so pleased with how 'organic' it all looked. One of my kiddos friends said they thought the added elements were part of the original paper, as they'd not realised I'd added those features initially, so I took that as a successful first attempt!

I wanted to give these cards a more opulent rather than grungy feel, so rather than edge them with Distress Ink, I used an embossing dabber and then heat embossed rose gold and gold edges. I also heat embossed the lovely Whimsy sentiments to match. It was tricky to get the light to catch the embossing just right on the pic with all the cards together, they are all in reality, shiny and sparkly and lovely, which shows best in the third pic in this post.

I bordered each card with a trim of toning plain paper cut with a pretty scallop design using a Whimsy die and then added some pretty lace to finish. The tiny butterfly diecuts I added are from a Shaker Maker Die Set from Whimsy, it has several sizes perfect to cut as shaker elements, but also worked really well for this card design. I'm really pleased with how these cards came together and will be happy to post these to the auction winner (anywhere in the world).

The lovely Lori Kobular a fellow crafter is running this auction to raise awareness of Turner's Syndrome, a cause dear to her heart. You can read all about her journey and the good work that the Turner's Syndrome Foundation are doing to raise awareness, fund research and improve the lives of those with Turner's Syndrome. If you would like to bid on these cards, or indeed any others in the auction please head over to Lori's Instagram Page for the whole auction list. You can click through to my auction on the following link and thank you for your support of Turner Syndrome Awareness.

Whimsy Stamps is also sponsoring this auction with a random prize for one lucky winner and another of our lovely Whimsy Team Crystal Komara has put up 4 beautiful card sets for auction, so be sure to check it all out and thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed this crafty adventure with me. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs xoxo


Updated Stencil Linked

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Chris said…
Absolutely stunning cards Wends, created to raise awareness for such a good cause. Well done.
aussie aNNie said…
Cards for a good cause Wendy, beautiful papers and exquisitely created, well done on a post to raise awareness.. x
What fabulous cards Wends - you really have made the most of the stunning papers, and the embossing adds such a rich touch to it.
Dawn T said…
Stunning Wendy and such a cool cause. My daughter had a miscarriage a couple of years ago and found out the fetus had Turner's. So good to raise the awareness of the syndrome.
Lori Kobular said…
Wendy these cards are absolutely gorgeous and I love everything about them, so many beautiful elements! I want to go and buy all the products you used to make them. Thank you for writing such a beautiful post about the auction! I appreciate all that you do to help bring awareness to TS! You are the best and I hope to win your gorgeous cards!!

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