Friday, April 10, 2015

Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop



Hello everyone and welcome to the Stamp Out Autism Blog Hop! Thank you for visiting today. Brian King's blog may have sent you my way-- thanks Brian!

I am participating in a blog hop this weekend (and another next weekend!) to help raise awareness and funds for those affected by autism. I was asked to join in a huge fundraising effort led by my good friend & fabulously talented upline Lee Conrey... and couldn't be more happy to do so!

Autism touches so many lives and I'm sure everyone can think of someone they know who is on the spectrum. We are all sharing some facts about Autism along with our cards, so take some time to visit everyone along the hop -- learn something new and get some great crafty inspiration too.



To learn more even about Autism, please visit the official page of Autism Speaks and I hope you will also consider making a donation today to the Autism Society!


Now I am so excited to share my card for today's hop!! It's a cyanotype-inspired watercolor card, perfect for sending someone some happy mail.


What's a cyanotype you might ask? It is a photographic process that was created by a woman named Anna Atkins, who is commonly regarded as the first female photographer! I love the look of cyanotype and thought it would be fun to recreate with one of our many flower stamps and some watercoloring. :)




I had so much fun making this card! So much fun that I have posted a quick little tutorial on how to create this card if you are interested in making one of your own.

Now onward with the hop.... Be sure to participate in the blog hop by visiting Laura Milligan's blog next! You can click either button to go forward or backward so you catch all the fantastic cards being shared.

Thanks for stopping by!



42 comments:

  1. Love your card Amanda so much!!! I'll need to check out that tutorial so I can CASE it.

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    1. Thanks Susan! Please share with me if you CASE -- I'd love to see it!! :)

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  2. Beautiful Card my friend. Thanks so much for joining us in this effort. It means a lot. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks sweet lady -- so glad I could join with you and help out!! :) Hugs back to you!!

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  3. I couldn't go to the link for your tutorial. Hope I can remember to check back tomorrow. Pretty card, good cause :-)

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    1. Sometimes the technology just doesn't cooperate! I'm so sorry... I hope you come back to visit -- it's fixed now!! :)

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  4. Love your card Anna!! I couldn't get your tutorial link to work, but i'd love to see the tutorial!

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    1. Thanks Patty! Hope you can see the tutorial now and thanks again for letting me know! :)

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  5. I love your card Amanda! It's gorgeous!
    When I clicked the tutorial link, it came up as page does not exist.... :(

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know Robin!! It is fixed now and I hope you can see it! :)

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  6. Wowsa, technique. Love the simplicity and watercolor effects

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  7. Amanda, What a gorgeous project! Super-cool technique and result.

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  8. I would love a copy of your tutorial, but the link didn't work for me. Email is wendy_hodkinson@yahoo.com.au, thanks.

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    1. I sent you that email Wendy! I hope you got it and can see the tutorial now. Thanks so much for letting me know!!! :)

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  9. LOVE your project! We did the same technique :) How fun. Love the color.

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    1. Great minds! ;) Thanks Wendy -- isn't watercoloring the best?! :)

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  10. I was going to let you know that the link did not work for me but I see that others have done so already. I'm going to try to do what I think you did but would love to see your tutorial to know if I'm doing it correctly! Love your card!

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know Laurie -- I'm so sorry!! I have it fixed now and I hope you are able to see it!! :)

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  11. What a beautiful card... now I want to craft!!!!
    Thanks for being apart of the hop!!!

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  12. Love your card and would love the tutorial as well. Its a pleasure to hop with all of you.

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    1. Thanks Betty!! :) It's posted now, I hope you enjoy it!!

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  13. Totally love it, I am totally checking out the tutorial..totally. Hugs, Di

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    1. Thanks Laura! I hope you have fun trying this technique -- please share it with me if you do. I'd love to see it! :)

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    1. You're welcome Rachel! Hope you give it a try! :)

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  16. Wow...I learned something cool! Thanks for sharing this Amanda and for hopping along with us!

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  17. Beautiful card, and I really enjoyed your tutorial--short and sweet!

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    1. Thanks Sue - so glad you liked it, hope you'll give it a try! :)

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  18. What a beautiful card! I look forward to learning how to do this technique!

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    1. Thanks Sharon!! Hope you have fun trying it out! :)

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  19. This is a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing with us.

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