Hope For Ukraine blog hop!

Hi guys!

Today I am hopping along with some lovely people to extend some hope for the people of Ukraine, with a Hope For Ukraine blog hop.

From now until May 2022 100% Of net profits from the Sunflower Of Hope and All products In the Hope Collection will be donated to Save the Children Organization for their efforts in Ukraine. 

There will be no prizes for the hop as it is purely to raise awareness and funds for the awful crisis. I don’t think anyone will be feeling too miffed about this though, as it is for a good cause.

My cards are made with the Ukrainian colours of blue and yellow, and finished off with the Sunshine Of Hope sunflower image on one and a simple sentiment on the other.

The luscious background is made by ink smooshing Bee Sting Yellow and Peacock Blue inks from Inkon3, onto my work mat, spritzing water to active it and then placing water colour paper on top to soak up that colour. It’s such a fun technique as you never get the same results!

Before I did the ink smooshing though, I first treated the water colour paper with my Cottontail Embossing tool from The Rabbit Hole design. Then I popped the panel into my MISTI and stamped up the sunflower from the Sunshine Of Hope set. First with Blackout Detail ink, also from Inkon3, and then on top of this I used WOW! Embossing ink as I wanted to use Clear Gloss embossing powder on top.

Once the ink was dry, and I did help the process along a little by using my WOW! heat tool on them, I used the Cottontail Embossing Tool on the panel again. I stamped the sentiment with Embossing ink and sprinkled Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder on it, and then set that with the WOW! Heat tool.

The second card I simply stamped the sentiment directly in the middle of the panel with Blackout Detail ink, with the help of a Mini MISTI. I also used some lovely Satin Lemon and Satin Aqua pearls around the sentiment, with the help of the Embellishment Wand and the liquid glue from Studio Katia.

There is a video on the Studio Katia YouTube channel for these cards too, if you want to check that out!

That’s it from me for today, but don’t forget to check out the rest of the companies, and their DT’s projects, and treat yourself to a little something along the way with a clear conscience.

Hop List 

Studio Katia 
Lydia Fiedler
Dare 2B Artzy 
My Sweet Petunia
Avery Elle
Tasnim Ahmed
Lawn Fawn 
Hero Arts
Pink & Main
Pinkfresh Studio
Jennifer McGuire
LDRS Creative
Concord & 9th
Erin Lee Creative
Ink Blot Shop
Gina K Designs
Simon Says Stamp 

Again thank you for hopping along with us on this hop, the crafting community truly is amazing!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft)YouTube(CaCaCraft By Erica) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

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