MLK Day

17 Jan

Martin Luther King, Jr: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

This quote from Dr. King inspired the card I’m sharing with you today. I hope you like it!

I started with the idea of the globe, thus the Pacific Point and Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I topped the Pear Pizzazz with Whisper White, and used a wedge cut from my Stampin’ Sponge to add a touch of  Pacific Point Classic Ink around the edges.

Now for the fun part! I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets — All in the Family — and got busy. My skin tones were created by using my Aqua Painter with More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Blush Blossom Classic Inks. I  pulled out a colorful selection of Stampin’ Write Markers to fashion my children’s outfits and hair color. My Paper Snips got quite a workout today! Reminded me of cutting out paper dolls with my daughter eons ago!

The sentiment — which I LOVE — is from the Just Believe stamp set. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers again to ink it up in Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point on Whisper White cardstock. I punched it out with the Extra Large Decorative Label Punch, sponged the edges with Pacific Point and layered it over Pacific Point, punched with the Extra Large Round Tab Punch. I mounted the sentiment right smack-dab in the center of the card.

The focal point — the children of the world — are mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals, with their hands linked! The finishing touch is a simple bow of Pear Pizzazz 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon, mounted with a Mini Glue Dot.

I just couldn’t leave the inside of the card blank, so I created two more little children using the All in the Family stamp set on Whisper White, punched them out with the Wide Oval Punch, sponged the edges with Pacific Point, and mounted them at the bottom right hand corner on Whisper White!

This card took a little while to make but I think you’ll agree…it was worth it!

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3 Responses to “MLK Day”

  1. Robin Wade January 18, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    Kathy, this is adorable!!! I had never seen this stamp set used so well! TFS!

  2. Becky Evans January 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Your card is awesome. You need to share that on REmarkables yahoo group. Great job!

  3. Lois Good January 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Kathy – the card is delightful plus being adorable. Great job! I agree post to the remARKables!!

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