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Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps combined with iStencil

Hi Everybody,

Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. Affiliate links may be used in the links provided below.

I usually stay out of politics on my blog, but this is not the time to remain quiet. If you don't like my post and cannot stomach it or you disagree, please feel free to unfollow.

As some of you probably know I deeply support justice, equity and diversity. The current events I feel are necessary and long overdue. We can not discriminate on the basis of skin color or anything else! After all diversity is what makes us unique and special and wouldn't it be boring, if we all would be the same?
Out of my beliefs I created this card.


Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps has this amazing American Flag in the store. I first inked it up in grey and then again in blue and red, according to the flag colors. But this way it stays subdued. I added this wonderful stencil to the bottom of the flag. It is from iStencil and you can find it HERE.

I did not think this cards needs a sentiment - it speaks for itself.




In case you want to learn more about the origins of racism I can strongly recommend you read "Stamped from the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi. If you want to educate yourself about the justice system in America a good read is "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson. I that is too heavy, a captivating novel about racial inequality is "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult., to just mention a few great reads.

Here are the 20% off stamp sale categories: 
The card technique is MASK.
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You can get $5.00 store credit once a week. Each month we will have several categories on sale for 20% OFF and a technique for that month. All you have to do is make a card with at least one stamp from the sales category and use the technique (in June its "stencil") and 
Vicky will put $5.00 on your store account and leave you a comment that it is done. We can't wait to see your creative work! 

Linking up with:

The Card Concept - summer fun (=demonstrating), CAS card 
Make my Monday - stencil
DL Art - red, white, blue
Simply Create toored, white, blue

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Comments

BożenA said…
I understand perfectly why you could not bear it and had to comment on such an important issue. There are situations when we cannot remain silent because that would mean agreement. I think exactly the same as you, Cornelia. And your card is very meaningful, it doesn't need words to move!
Hugs,
BożenA
Flo said…
Diese Karte ist genial und ich kann Dich sehr gut verstehen. Ja, augenblicklich ist es kaum auszuhalten, was auf dieser Welt los ist und was für Ungeheurlichkeiten sich in den verschiedenen Ländern/Nationen passieren.
LG Flo
Great post with a good message and I love the design of the card.
conil said…
Well said, sister. This amazing card kind of says exactly what I feel. I am a proud patriot that knows this country has to do better in order to survive. There is no skin color, there is just humanity and we all need to step up and insure that that is how we act. Thanks for the heads up on the books. My weekend shopping will include them
LeeAnn McKinney said…
Love your card and your statement!!! Love it when I find crafty friends with the same outlook!!!
Dear Cornelia: This is one AMAZING post and your gorgeous card depicts exactly the state of our Country these days.
I also have avoided being political on my blog but this time, I have not kept quiet.
I'm an immigrant from Mexico since 1973 when I married my husband, his family had been here since 1970.
I've been an American Citizen since 1982 and personally, I've been harassed both at airports and by police both in Chicago and here in NW Indiana because of my name and for where I came from, even when I show a passport and drivers license.
I totally agree with you, diversity is what makes this Country amazing, the different cultures, history, traditions, food, music, folklore and art each one of us brings only enriches anyone who is exposed to it.
In order NOT to live in fear of people who look different, we must first learn about them, don't believe made-up stories spawn out of ignorance and hate, which are the perfect ingredients to create fear.
Thank you for the book suggestions, reading is another wonderful way to get a better perspective on our world.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.

DIANA L. said…
Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday #262 “Red, White & Blue” LINKY challenge
This is really great!! I love it.
Thank you for your inspiration!!. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART
DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
Rosmarie said…
Diese Karte hat eine sehr starke Ausstrahlungskraft und braucht keine Worte - die blutende Flagge spricht von ganz allein!! Ich kann dich bestens verstehen und bin es selber leid zu sehen, welchen Weg die Menschheit "schon seit langem" eingeschlagen hat! Ich frag mich nur noch, wann? Wann kommt der Punkt, an dem es kein Zurück mehr gibt?!
Darlene said…
One word ... BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Debbie Bonczek said…
This card is amazing . . . and I appreciate the sentiment behind it. Thanks for voicing your opinion and sharing the inspiration behind the card. Our voices are so important during this time.
Dawn Phillips said…
This is a truly beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x
Cazro said…
A stunning combination. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Caz. DT
Hello, Cornelia,
I appreciate a lot your card, both for its technique and for its meaning. Thank you for sharing also some advises for further readings. I'll write down these titles and check if I can find them somehow.
Hugs from Italy,

Mariangela
Julie Gearinger said…
Thanks for sharing this dramatic card with us at The Card Concept! I hope you are able to join us again soon :-)
Vicki said…
Fabulous card! Such a unique design! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Stencil" Challenge.
I Card Everyone said…
Cornelia, I bow to your brilliance... respect, my friend. We all bleed the same color - that's what your card says to me. We must get it right, once and for all!
Michele
Karen Howard said…
The american flag does speak for itself. Fabulous patriotic card.
Dotty Jo said…
What a fabulous card! Jo x
Shawna said…
I just saw this card and almost cried, then I was mad, then now back to terrified. Your card says it all Cornelia. So well done. Just had to comment.
CG said…
Stunning card. I completely understand the emotion. It saddens me that so many people are choosing hate & fear over understanding & progress. Thank you!

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