Willkommen in Ulm!

My husband’s uncle and his family are here visiting us from Spain for a week and as this is their first time in Ulm and in Germany, I made them a Welcome card. We have in Ulm, a church which is the tallest in the world, at 162m, called the Ulm Munster, and there is also a sparrow perched on top of it, which is the symbol of Ulm, so I wanted to incorporate both in the card.I made it in black and white as those are the colours of the Ulm flag too. As one of their sons is 99% blind, I also wanted to make it as tactile as possible so he could feel all those elements on the card.

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I downloaded and cut out a silhouette of the church and temporarily adhered it to a white card stock. I stamped this beautiful image from Hero Arts called “Bird collage”, and heat embossed it. I then used my Ranger mini ink blending tool to create the black background with Momento Tuxedo black ink. I removed the cut out of the church and in its place I added some effect paste so that the church would have a grainy feeling like the actual facade of the church. I added a little black to it as our church is a “little” grey! I then cut out the scallop shape with Sizixx framelits scallop circle dies. As I didn’t have any nice alphabet stamps or dies, I used my Versamrak pen to write in the words “Welcome to Ulm” in German, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

I ran my fingers over the card and was satisfied that you could feel the outline of everything so I hope he can feel it too.

I’m entering this card in:

Simon Says Monday challenge – Texture

Addicted to CAS – Welcome

Cards and More – Embossing

Less is More – Tactile

CASe this sketch

case this sketch

11 thoughts on “Willkommen in Ulm!

  1. A fantastic take on tactile and wonderful monochrome elements too. I’m sure your husbands family will love this one. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.

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  2. That’s awesome how you customized the church with textured feel for the friend’s son. It would be my dream to live in Germany. I miss speaking and experiencing their beautiful culture. ( I think I had a German professor that came from Ulm! )

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  3. So much delicious texture, and what a wonderful way of making the card accessible to everyone. It looks great in the black and white colour scheme, very dramatic. They will love this! Fab LIM entry, thanks so much for playing!

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