Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Friendship.
Optional Technique Twist: embossing and/or use pink
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we decided to make this part of our challenge, so your design can be about this and/or friendship. You also have the option of using pink and/or embossing on your project.
Our wonderful Sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. They have a fantastic stamp and die collection 'Calling All Sistahs' which has phrases and words to create supportive cards for your friends and loved ones touched by cancer. Also 50% of the sales of these products go to Breast Cancer Research, so its great to know that your not only buying fantastic items but your also helping the fight.
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps also has a Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop on the 17th of each month to remind us all to do our self breast checks. I'm very proud to be a part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team and get to take part in the blog hop each month. The good thing is that you can join too, just email Heather North to find out all the details at email@example.com.
For my reminder card I decided to create a design to send to a friend who may be going thru treatment. You would want them to know that you are there for them no matter what:
I cut a panel of water colour CS the same size as my card front and heat embossed flowers from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Girlfriend' in white. I used water colour CS because I find it gives the best result with blending. I grabbed my mini-blending tool and Waffle Flower 'Safe Choice' ink pad and blended all over the panel, making a very soft background. To make the flowers pop, I used Distress Ink 'Picked Raspberry' and blended just over those to make them darker.
Out came my box of paint chips and I die-cut the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Love Ya Fri-Die' once from dark pink and twice more from white CS. These were all glued together and then to the card front. The rest of the sentiment (also from the 'Girlfriend' stamp set) was heat embossed in white on a strip of black CS and popped up on foam tape. I then added some pink and clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
I have two challenges I would like to enter:
Simply Create Too Challenge # 119 (Black plus one colour)
You have one week left to enter your projects to the TIME OUT challenge and if you need any help with ideas or inspiration, please pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our spectacular Guest Designer Conil have created for you. Looking forward to seeing your designs in the Gallery!!