Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Card for the blind

My aunt recently went blind.  I wanted to send her a card letting her know I was thinking of her but didn't see the point.  Then I decided I could make one she could enjoy -- I just had to put in as much texture as possible into the card!  So I sprayed on some Goosebumps spray (this gives a slightly bumpy feel), added some of Tim's rock candy, smeared on some white acrylic paint, added a couple different types of brads, some canvas stickers, and some fuzzy white wool.  Lastly I stamped Mike Strong's smallest hexagonal stamp into some Stampin Up! clay and added that to the front.  It feels great and I know my aunt will love it! 



6 comments:

  1. This is awesome, and I think it is very thoughtful of you to make a textured card for your aunt. I don't know anything about the stampin up clay - is it a paper clay?

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    1. It is paper clay. It's quite different than I imagined when I ordered it. Rather than being hard when it dries it's kinda like a make up sponge. So if you squish it, it will retain it's original shape when you stop. For this reason I think it will be safe in the mail. I'll send you a card with one on it and send you a sample in the mail in a plastic baggie.

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  2. What a wonderful idea - so very thoughtful :) Like Juliet, I don't know about the StampinUp clay - does it travel well (I mean, would it get broken in the mail) or do you have to hand-deliver something like that. Whatever, it is gorgeous.

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    1. It's quite different than I imagined when I ordered it. Rather than being hard when it dries it's kinda like a make up sponge. So if you squish it, it will retain it's original shape when you stop. For this reason I think it will be safe in the mail. I'll send you a card with one on it and send you a sample in the mail in a plastic baggie. I don't know if they sell the stuff in the UK but I assume it would be the same stuff if they did...

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  3. I have not met the SU clay yet- I LOVE the image stamped into it- my Dad is almost totally blind- he see's shadows still- from Macular- what a fabulous idea this is- will have to give this a go! You make the greatest technique cards!!!

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  4. I'll send you a card with it on it so you can see what it's like. I was expecting it would dry hard and it didn't so it took awhile to grow on me. But I think if it was hard it would break in the mail so soft is better. We'll see how it mails out!

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