It’s been rolling around in my head for a while – and last night I finally made a card to celebrate our racial diversity and the ideal worldwide acceptance of and love for each one another.
This card layout and design were inspired by Artisan team member, Tammy Wilson.
As you may know, I am a American born and live in New Zealand. I am humbled that I have been accepted here, despite my accent and differences from being raised in a very different culture. Recent events have broken my heart for my home land. I recognize that discrimination exists everywhere in some degree, but I feel that New Zealand has done an outstanding job of living harmoniously with a tremendous mix of races and cultures. Today’s project celebrates that as well as reminds all of us of the sweetness and purity of children who just love.
I’ve used the stamp set that is a celebration of relationships, Beautiful Moments.
I experimented with the colours of the Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) to achieve some different skin tones. As always, it depends on what you want to achieve and also then which colours are nearby that can change the overall look. Mostly I used ivory and the Light and Dark Crumb Cake pens. The background are those gorgeous In Good Taste Papers.
I like the message here of finding common ground. Two small children who may not even speak the same language can still find something they both enjoy doing together.
I do believe pretty much everyone would wish for harmony and peace, but it never hurts to just say it out loud, solidifying one’s own resolve and creating a culture of acceptance.
I hope you enjoy the video! And I also hope you use this very special stamp set to celebrate your friends and family along with me. Thanks for stopping by ~ Jacque