Sunflowers for Ukraine

These are the cards I made during this week’s Facebook Live video. You can watch it on replay on YouTube and Facebook. I go live on my Nancy’s Nifty Notes Facebook Page every Wednesday at 10:00 AET. You can check to see what time that is where you are at this website. Note: North American viewers whose clocks change this Sunday should double-check the broadcast time!

Like most people in the world, I am dismayed and upset about what’s been happening in Ukraine. I’ve seen many people making and displaying sunflowers, and decided to follow suit.

The three cards are basically the same layout, with differences in colours and colouring techniques. All 3 sunflowers were stamped in Gray Granite on Basic White cardstock, and all of the background papers are from the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (DSP).

This card represents Ukraine in normal times. I’ve coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers, our alcohol ink markers. I do really enjoy colouring with these, as I can layer on colour quickly, but with a good amount of precision.

I decided that this background was a good symbol of the period a few weeks before Russia invaded, when the storm clouds were gathering. I used sponge daubers to colour, adding in some pinks and corals to go with the colours in the DSP. I chose the sentiment from the Special Moments Sale-A-Bration set, which is still available for FREE with a $180 minimum purchase through 16 March.

And my final card represents the current time of invasion, with the upheaval, trauma and death. It doesn’t matter that we’re on the other side of the planet, both Glenn and I are very sad and upset about this, both for the Ukrainians and the innocent Russians who’ve been plunged into this by their leader. Hoping all is resolved quickly and with minimal bloodshed….

Here’s the list of supplies I used to make these cards.


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