This stamp set was created to benefit Layton’s Legacy, a card drive and fundraiser for NICU parents, created by Lea Lawson. You can read all about her story of sweet Layton on Lea’s blog post here. $5 from the purchase of every stamp set, and $3 from the purchase of every die set will benefit Layton’s Legacy fundraising efforts. You can participate in the card drive here.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. I don’t really like to talk about it, but I lost 2 pregnancies before we had our 3rd girl. One was really early on, but the second loss was heartbreaking for us.
This stamp is so special. I love butterflies, but the sentiments say everything when you don’t really know what to say. I encourage you to check it out.
To make my card, I first stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink. Then I decided to color in a rainbow pattern with my Copic markers. I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add some shine to the butterfly. I also used a white gel pen to add in a few highlights. I used the coordinating die to cut out the butterfly.
Next, I worked on the background. I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in. At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment with black ink. Then, I used a stencil and Distress Ink in tumbled glass to add some soft clouds to the background. I adhered the background panel to a white card base with fun foam.
I adhered the butterfly to the background with foam tape. To finish off my card, I added 3 clear crystals from Pinkfresh Studio.
There are lots of ways you can contribute to Layton’s Legacy. You can share about it, you can donate, you can purchase the stamp and die set, and/or you can create cards for the card drive. Again, you can read all about it in Lea’s blog post here, so I encourage you to check it out!
I hope you like my card!