Cards for Ukraine–a movement in the papercrafting world to show support for the Ukraine.
As we watch the horror that is happening in the Ukraine, we all feel heartbroken. And helpless to change anything. Many in the cardmaking world have spoken of Ukrainian cardmaking friends who are either in Ukraine or have family there.
Personally, I don’t actually know anyone in or from Ukraine. But I have followed a miniature crafter on Instagram for quite some time who is in Ukraine. I’ve watched with sadness her Instagram posts as she and her family have huddled in the bathroom for safety while the bombs go off outside, watched her flee to an underground shelter with few belongings. And felt for her as she talks about how cold the shelter is and how scared they all are.
There is little I can do, though I pray for peace and an end to this madness.
Many in the papercrafting and cardmaking world have turned to cards as a way to express support and love for our Ukrainian brothers and sisters. The call has gone out, for those who would like to participate, to make cards in the colors of the Ukrainian flag and post them to social media.
So, I wanted to join in too. Will my cards solve anything? Likely, no. But as with all cards, they are meant to bring a little bit of joy into the world. So here is what I share–my #cardsforukraine.
Did you know that the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine? I didn’t until the Cards for Ukraine movement began. I read somewhere that throughout the history of Ukraine, the sunflower as been a symbol of peace.
This card was made last year using stamps from a Stampin’ Up! set. I printed the sentiment from my computer. Gold metallic watercolor across the flowers and the dark blue background complete the card.
Make A Wish Card
I have had this Hero Arts Cathedral of Trees stamp for quite some time, but finally put it to use on this simple card. Ink blending for the sky, in the Ukrainian flag colors and a Hero Arts sentiment from one of last year’s monthly kits complete the card.
Of the three, this is my favorite. And I so wish I could send some sunshine to all the people suffering in Ukraine right now.
I used a stencil from the Simon Says Stamp to create the background. Then used stamps from a 2020 Hero Arts monthly kit to make the center image (on a circle die cut).
Praying for peace. молиться за мир.