Welcome to our Autism Matters Blog Hop. Our intent is to raise awareness on Autism as well as raise funds for Autism research, resources and services for those affected by autism and to advocate for the needs of those with autism.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.
The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism.
There is no blood test, no scan, and no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies on behavioral observation and screening.
The colors associated with Autism are red, yellow and blue, so I used those colors in my card for today. I used Balloon Adventures, Better Together and Bear Hugs from Stampin’ Up! to create my card to share.
My bear was stamped first in Chocolate Chip ink on a panel of Crumb Cake, then die cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies. Isn’t he just the cutest?
Next, came the balloons, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point. I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut them out.
I stamped the party hat from Better Together, and colored it in with my Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Markers. Then, I used my Paper Snips to carefully cut it out.
The sentiment is also from Balloon Adventures, and was stamped with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled with White Emboss Powder and heat embossed. I used the Duet Banner Punch to cut it out.
For my inside sentiment, I used a stamp from Balloon Adventures and colored it with the ink to rubber method, I took my Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write markers and colored in the words, huffed on it a few times, then stamped onto my Whisper White panel.
A complete list of stamping supplies as well as card stock cuts for creating this card will be at the end of my post.
Thanks for visiting our Autism Matters Blog Hop today, if you would like to contribute to Autism Speaks for research and services to those affected by autism, please click on the picture below:
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- Brian King
- Julie DiMatteo
- Sandi MacIver
- Mary Deatherage
- Lydia Fiedler
- Kim Vogel
- Amy Koenders
- Linda Geiger
- Lisa Curcio
- Candy Ford
- Lisa Pretto
- Jari Francis (you are here)
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Beth Hooper
- Sue Prather
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Card Stock cuts for my project:
Real Red card base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2
Pacific Point panel 4 x 5 1/4, for banner 1 x 2 1/2; strip for inside 1/2 x 4
Whisper White art panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; for balloons and part hat 2 x 5; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4
Crumb Cake for bear 2 x 2 1/4
Real Red stripe from Brights Collection DSP outside strip 3 7/8 x 3/8; for inside strip 1/2 x 4
Stampin’ Up! items to create this project: