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Papercrafters Unite Against Racsim Hop

Papercrafters Unite Against Racism! Crafters support brothers and sisters of colour in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world.

Justine Hovey is hosting a blog hop, Instagram hop, and YouTube hop for papercrafters to unite against racism. Visit Justine’s blog post for more details. Justine provides you access to graphics you can post in support of this great cause.

Papercrafters Unite Against Racism

Ways to Help

Do you want to help affect change, but don’t know where to start? Jennifer McGuire has provided a link to 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today. Also, please consider donating to one of the following charities:

Black Table Arts – organizes and brings in black artists into communities and provides creative spaces for leadership 

The Loveland Project – helps provide therapy for black women and girls 

Fair Fight – a movement to ensure free and fair elections 

Black Girls Code – a movement to increase women of colour in STEM fields and exposes girls to computer science and technology

The Bail Project – mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States and helps reunite families.

Want to discover new to you talented crafters? Kristina Werner has provided us a link to Country Living’s article, 102 Black Designers, Crafters, makers, and More to Follow on Instagram Now.

Many thanks to Justine, Jennifer, and Kristina for these resources!

Have Courage And Be Kind

My heart goes out to all who are affected by racial discrimination and inequality. At home, we discuss the recent devastating violence and injustice with our three young daughters. They struggle to understand such cruelty, as do I. This sentiment from Altenew Better Together Stamp Set echos our feelings perfectly.

Steel Die Assisted Watercolor

As for the card, first, I placed an Ellen Hutson Folk Hearts Die, blade up, on a piece of watercolor paper. Next, I filled the inside of the heart-shaped die with clean clear water.

Next, I removed the die and dropped in Red Cosmos and Coffee Break Altenew Artists Watercolor. Allow the colors to mix.

Ellen Hutson Folk Hearts Die Assisted Watercolor

Allow the card to dry. Finally, I splattered with Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray and stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink.

We Are Better Together

The Altenew Better Together Stamp set has so many wonderfully supportive and encouraging sentiments. It is representative of their company culture and who they are as people. I am blessed to design for companies like Altenew that are diverse and inclusive of all people.

Masking with Stacking Dies

As you can see, these sentiments are so fitting. So, I couldn’t stop at just one so I included several on this simple masked card. First, I cut different size circles from masking paper with Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies.

Next, I ink blended with the new Altenew Ink Blending Tool and five different shades of brown. Here I used, the four colors of Altenew Coffee Break Crisp Dye Ink family plus Vanilla Creme ink.

Ink blending and masking with stacking dies


Need more inspiration for encouragement cards?

Check out this post/video featuring Altenew Better Together & Reason To Smile Stamp Set.

Pin It

If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.

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Next Stop

My awesome crafty friend, Kari VanNoy, is the next stop on the hop. For the full list of participants and more resources, head to Justine Hovey’s blog post.


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  1. Wanda S Radler says:

    Wonderful cards and yes Altenew is a great company.

  2. Your cards are so beautiful ; I love them !
    Thank you for sharing your talent in this beautiful and important blog hop !

  3. Amber you, and all of the participants, are saying all the most important words, so beautifully! xx

  4. Stunning cards! Hopping along!

  5. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says:

    Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiments! I agree with you about Altenew, and that is why I patronize them! This is really needed blog hop!