I was asked to create a piece of art for an Operation Smile auction at the Close to My Heart convention. What an honor AND scary thing. I decided to keep it small and work on a decorative tag. This is about 8 inches in height but was so fun to decorate with bling, ribbon and pearls. I think the winning bid was $20. In total, the auction brought in $1271 which will provide 5 surgeries for new smiles.
I used the banner stamp from the Artiste Cartridge stamp set and masked out the Happy birthday words. Then I added the “Happiness is…” stamp is from Floral Happiness. The versatility of the clear acrylic stamps made this an easy way to get exactly the look I wanted.
Did you know that Close to My Heart gives a portion of the proceeds from every stamp set sold to Operation Smile? Although I am not good at asking, you can round up your order total and donate the extra to Operation Smile every time. I am going to work on that this year!
Want to know more about Operation Smile? You can read about it here.