Monday, September 13, 2010

Cards for the Blind

(Sept. 18th: If you are visiting from Clean & Simple Stamping, Welcome! While this card isn't an exact replica of the FTL #108, it was such kismet that I had created it earlier in the week that when I saw the layout, I had to share!)

My friend, Sherrill Graff, asked for donations of birthday cards for the Blind Center in Las Vegas, so I pulled out some of my retired products and started playing. It seemed like a strange request, but when you are making cards for people who can't see (or don't see well), you start thinking with your other senses, like touch and smell.  This is the favorite card I came up with:
I used the Scallop Circle Die and Finial Press embossing folder in the Big Shot to create the shape of the card and the texture on the front. Then I mixed a little orange-flavored Kool-Aid in with some clear embossing powder and embossed the orange image to create a "Scratch-n-Sniff Focal Point"...or would that be a "Fragrance Point"? Want to see more samples I created? "Like" my Facebook page and I've uploaded a few more samples there!

5 comments:

Carol said...

What a great idea! My husband has a cousin who is blind from birth and I never thought about doing this before. Thanks for the great idea and sample card...love this~

Karen said...

What a cute card. I love all the texture on it -- and now that I know it's also scented? Even better.
TFS your take on the CAS sketch.
Cheers, Karen
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Gale said...

This card is great! It is both visually pleasing and has everything for some one with sight issues - tactile and with fregrance that is related to taste. Brilliant!

cg said...

Love this! Did you come up with the Kool-Aid idea? I've been wondering how I could make scratch and sniff...
And now I want a Big Shot...

Mary said...

Having worked with blind and deaf-blind, I can tell you that your card will be a big hit! Besides all the neat textures you have, the bow, and the scent - you are so clever! Wonder if they might try to read the embossing as kooky braille lol. Mary L