Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.
For my card I decided to use the colors that are in the Autism Ribbon above. I stamped the heart twice and cut apart one and left the other one as it was stamped. I colored both with my copic markers and then used the heart die from the stamp set "In My Heart" to cut out the heart. I stenciled the white background piece with yellow ink to give it a soft look.
The Project Bin is offering a special this month for the stamp set "Spencer's Set". You can purchase the stamp set for $5 or it is free with a $60 order.
Thanks for stopping by. You will be seeing the stamp set being used several times this month. Be sure and check back for more inspiration using this adorable stamp set.