Thursday, August 8, 2013

Birthday Cards for a Cause

If you haven't heard already, the I feel the Love Project is sending unsigned birthday cards to SAFEHOME for the month of August.  

SAFEHOME is an organization that provides support for survivors of domestic violence in Kansas City, Kansas.  These birthday cards will be kept on hand for those staying at the SAFEHOME women's shelter to use when their moms, brothers or sisters have a birthday.  They will be free and we feel a blessing from our crafting community.  To learn more about this month's project click HERE.  I do hope you will join us for this special project. 

My card included the IFTL Birthday Bear DS from (PCW). Ms. Melin is offering this DS for just 99¢. 

I decided to alter the image just a bit.  I used Photoshop to erase the strings from the balloon.  I then refilled the brown ink in the arms.  Of course you can see that I changed all the colors of the balloons so that they would match the paper that I selected for my special card.
By editing this digi stamp in photoshop, you can see how it completely changes the look. If you click on the photo you can see that I even added little polka dots to the balloons.  Painting/editing in Photoshop is really fun.  I left the strings off all together because I wanted to use real wire for my card.

There are other ways to also make the digi stamp pop a bit.  As you can see, the edges of the stamp are inked a bit darker than the paper.  The cute little bear also has rosy inked cheeks and a bow in HER hair!!  This digi stamp is paired with the "It's your birthday" sentiment from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  This card is ready to be sent to the shelter.  I will be making more this month and like I said before, I hope you will as well.  Spread the word!  You know how much I love spreading the love one card at a time.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day!
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  1. Madison, your card is so precious! I love all the additions you did on the bear, and adding string to the balloons! :)

  2. This is such a sweet birthday card, Madison! It will bring so much joy to the future recipient. The bear is adorable and I love all of the texture you included throughout your card. You are such a blessing! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!