Happy Saturday Night.
Tonight's card is for the Paper Players Challenge number 38. Ann has a great color challenge for us all this week. Perfect for Spring and I know you will love playing along with this color scheme. The design team have some fabulous inspiration cards for you.
I decided to use a brand new set, soon to be released by Stampin' Up! Now, you all know that I love stamping for a purpose, and this one is particularly dear to my heart. Stampin' Up! will be donating $2.00 for every Strength and Hope stamp set or digital set sold between May 1 and August 31 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It's a fabulous set and I will be showing you several cards before the release of the stamp set.
Here's my card.
- Card stock: Very Vanilla
- Stamp Set: Strength and Hope (available May 1), sentiment: So Happy For You
- Inks: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
- Accessories: Iridescent Ice (covers the butterfly), Basic Pearls
- DSP: In Colors Patterns Pack (Hostess Level 1 set)
- Ribbon: Blushing Bride
The butterfly (which is beautiful, I might add) is from the Strength and Hope set, as is the words of encouragement and support along the bottom of the card. I stamped the words across the bottom of the card until I had covered the entire area. I inked up the butterfly with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock. I then snipped around it and covered the butterfly with Versamark and Iridescent Ice. I mounted the butterfly to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso.
My biggest problem with this card? I couldn't get a decent photograph of it. I tried several different times and it just wouldn't photograph well. I promise, it really is pretty in real life. So, what am I going to do with this card? Well, Germaine sent me a great magazine from the UK called Creativity. In the magazine they told us about a campaign to collect hand crafted cards that can be donated to any of the Cancer Society shops in the UK and they will be sold for 1 UK pound each. So, I am making some up cards and will take them with me on our next trip back and donate them to the Cancer Society. Cancer really is a disease which has affected my life on so many levels. Giving back in any way I can is important. For those of you who live in the UK, you might want to check out this cause - Craft for Life.
Continued prapers tonight for Missy and for all those affected by the Tsunami.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, filled with love, laughter and time spent doing the things you love, with those you love!