Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop | BFF My Tribe

Hi everyone!

Today I’m participating in a very special blog, YouTube and Instagram hop, organised by the fabulous Justine Hovey, you can find more information on her blog. The goal of this hop is to come together to stand in union with our black and brown friends to show solidarity and stamp out racism. Not just for crafters, but for everyone who’s experienced racism. The fight to end racism and bring equality to every aspect of life is so important and we can not stop until it is reality!

I have used the BFF My Tribe stamp, from Picket Fence Studios, for my card and I think it’s so perfect as you can basically go a rainbow of skin tones. A different one for each arm, to make sure all your friends are included. I have a YouTube video too.

To begin with, I stamped it up with Black Hybrid Ink and my Hero Arts MISTI on Copic friendly paper. I kept the image at the bottom of the card panel to keep the top free for the sentiment.

I used sooooo many Copics to colour in the image, to make sure I covered as many skin tones as possible. I’m not very good at skin tones with Copics, I definitely need to practice a lot more with that. Time to crack open the Human Rainbow colouring chart from Sandy Allnock and get it down.

The top part of the card I had kept free for a sentiment and I wanted to diecut letters in skin tones and pastels to spell out ‘Better Together’. I used my long-term fave Stitched Alphabet Die-Namics from MFT Stamps. I use these so often and have loved them from the start! I used a pastel card stock from a DCVW paper pack as well as coloured card stock from Lawn Fawn. The ones from Lawn Fawn are Vanilla Malt, Paper Bag, Chocolate Bar and Ground Coffee.

To line up the letters straight, I used the grids on my work mat, a ruler and PostIt Tape, or use purple tape or even washi. I also have a magnetic work mat that comes in handy for this sort of thing. Then I glued them down with the glue tube from Lawn Fawn. I also added some gold details with a gold gel pen, to things like brackets and rings.

I almost left it like that but then I had a last-minute idea! I added a black heart with BLM, for Black Lives Matter, heat embossed in white, on top of the hands. Sort of like an extra strong message of unity.

Now it’s time to hop along, and the next stop is Angie! The full list of the hop can be found on Justine’s blog RIGHT HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post and the rest of the hop. I have linked most of the products used for this card with compensated affiliate links for your convenience. If you shop using these links, I get a small commission from the company directly, at no extra cost to you.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

11 thoughts on “Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop | BFF My Tribe

  1. sabelljones says:

    Thank you for being a part of this important and inspirational hop! I believe in this type of initiative 100%! I like to think/say “we are all different flowers in the same garden” or “everyone loves a rainbow no matter what the colors are “! That last one was inspired by Laura Bassen’s card for this hop.

    And your card! OMG I loooove it! I have been trying for a long time to get that stamp and every time I go to buy it, it’s out of stock! Bummer. I’m gonna try again right after I post this comment because I’m worried your beautiful card will just increase sales and I’ll miss out again. And brilliant idea to put the little BLM in the middle!

    Thanks so much. Enjoyed your post!

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    • erica1ab says:

      Oh my goodness, you have just made my day with this comment. Thank you so, so much! Fingers crossed you get the stamp, it really is a wonderful one 💖

      Like

  2. Stacy Zant says:

    So very creative! This is absolutely beautiful Erica! Thank you so much for sharing your creative gifts with us. Can’t wait to watch and see how you created this ❤

    Like

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