My hopeful Breast Cancer Awareness card today was inspired by the sketch challenge at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. I was wanting to ink up my newly arrived stamp set, “Blooming With Kindness”, and this sketch was the perfect thing to showcase this beautiful blossom. I double-inked it–first in Pink Pirouette and then in Regal Rose, stamped directly over the PP, slightly offset to give some dimension.
Naturally, pink is the star of the card, in all its incarnations. The DSP I used is some more retired SU loveliness. (I don’t EVER throw it away, I just keep on using it til it’s all gone, and then wish I had some more!) I loved the combination of the two pinks on this particular paper; the Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke cardstocks, used to back the stamped panels and to create the leaves, the punched ribbon border, and the long vertical banner, provide the necessary anchoring for the lofty florals here.
I used the leaf branch and the wing from the Bird Builder Punch and a petal from the Blossom Builder Punch to make the leaves behind the sentiment panel. The Decorative Label Punch was used to punch out another snippet of pink and Certainly Celery CS was punched twice to create a border behind the pink. The Scallop Oval Punch cropped the sentiment. I’m still punch-happy trying to clobber cancer with these cards!
This sentiment from the stamp set is what sold me on it, before I’d ever seen any projects anywhere with the gorgeous flower. “Hope” is everything… whether you’re fighting cancer yourself… or working hard to help find a cure. MY wish is that all our hopes and prayers will have the CLOUT to knock cancer OUT. Until this happens, I’m going to keep on working hard toward that goal, working with Relay for Life….and playing with pink paper and ink.
Thanks for visiting my Little Corner of the world today! –Terri