Purple and Teal Ribbons ~ CAS16

Unfortunately breast cancer is not the only cancer out there.  That is why for this month's Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad challenge we are having ribbon of hope challenge for all types of cancer.

When I saw this challenge I asked my friends on Facebook if any of them are facing cancer or have a loved one who is.  Unfortunately two of my friends have mother's facing advanced stage cancer.  The inspiration for these cards comes from Nora Noll on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.  Clicky to see her card.

This first card was made for my friend whose mom is facing Ovarian cancer.  Both cards were made by swiping 3 colors of Zig Clean Color markers onto Bristol cardstock and then spritzing with water.  Once it was dry I die cut it with a wonky stitch die. For the flowers and leaves I stamped then clear embossed before using Zigs and a little water on my watercolor brush.

My second card is for my friend to give to her mom facing pancreatic cancer.
After not creating a card video in almost a year, I was very tempted to make a video of these cards.  If you are interested in one, leave me a comment and I just might dust off my camera & tri-pod.

Now it is your turn. Check out the inspiration from the encouragement squad. Make a card inspired by the photo to bring hope to someone who is battling cancer and then add it to the encouragement challenge.  Clicky

Stamps: Hope Ribbon, Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine) 004, 042, 033, 032, 030, 080, 083 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
Paper: Bristol Cardstock (Strathmore)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Wonky Stitched Rectangle (My Favorite Things) Round #8 Watercolor Brush (Silver)  


Calling All Sistahs August Reminder

It's the 17th of the month and that means it is time for my Encouragement Squad Sistahs and I to remind you to do your self check and schedule your mammogram.  We do that by making pretty cards and sharing them HERE.

Today's card is a message of hope.  Instead of pink for breast cancer, I did Purple for a friend whose mom is facing pancreatic cancer. For the background I repeatedly stamped "hope", then stenciled.  The flower was left over from THIS CARD because the card needed a little something.  The finishing touch was some iridescent sequins.

Stamps: Hope Ribbon, Pretty Posies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Ink: Wisteria Wonder (Stampin' Up) Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz Distress) Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Blueprints 24 (My Favorite Things) Hope Fri-Die, Posies Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Harleen Stencil (Winnie & Walter) Iridescent Purple Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) White Embossing Powder (SU)


CAS15 A Little Note

Yesterday I shared a masculine card inspired by the current Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  Today I will share with you a card that is a little more feminine. 

I used Zig clean color real brush markers on Bristol cardstock to create this card.  I stuck to the colors in the inspiration photo and pulled out the hot air balloon stamp inspired by the baseballs.

How will you be inspired by this photo?  Use the color chips or the picture to create an encouragement card and link it up for a chance to win $25 gift code to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Stamps: Floating (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin' Up) Versamark
Paper: Bristol (Strathmore)
Accesories: 022, 092, 200 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Pewter Embossing Powder (SU) Wonky Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things) 



Do you like to send encouragement cards to brighten people's day?  The Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad is here to help you do just that with our monthly challenge.  Simply use the inspiration photo below to make a card to encourage someone else.

The great thing about this month's inspiration photo is that it can easily be used to make a masculine card.  That's what I made for my card today using Bomb Diggity stamp set and circle dies to mimic the balls in the photo. 

Tomorrow I will be back with another card to share with you inspired by the photo with a more feminine look.  For now I encourage you to see what the rest of the Encouragement Squad has created and then make your own card to encourage someone else and add it to the linky for a chance to win $25 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps gift certificate.

Stamps: Bomb Diggity (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Linen BG (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Black Jack, Something Borrowed (Catherine Pooler Designs) Real Red, Smoky Slate (Stampin' UP)
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White (Stampin' UP)
Accessories: Stitched Mats: Circles (Lil' Inker Desings)


July Reminder Post

It's the 17th of the month and you know what that means?  The encouragement squad is here again to give you some lovely reminders to do your self breast exams and schedule those yearly mammograms.  Here is my card for you.

To create my card I masked off the bottom of my card with post it tape and sponged the top in light pink, then brought in a darker shade of pink around the edges.  Next I stamped out hope in black and masked it off before stamping full on floral in versamark and heat embossing in white.  To make the hope sentiment stand out even more I watercolored the flowers.  To finish off the card I added a strip of glittery white cardstock and a white on black sentiment with a couple of flowers.

Now let's head on over to the Calling All Sistahs blog to see what the rest of the Encouragement Squad has created.  Clicky

Don't forget to use the coupon code when shopping at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

Stamps: Flower-Case Alphabet, Full On Floral, Hope Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar (Distress) Onyx Black (Versafine) Versamark
Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: 4 Petals Fri-Dies (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Brads, Clear Embossing Powder (SU) Opaque Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder (WOW!) 


More CAS14 Inspiration

Did I tell you I was super inspired by the current Encouragement Challenge?  Here is yet another card I made with the inspiration photo in mind.

This card was created from a background that didn't turn out exactly as I planned.  That sometimes happens when you white emboss on white paper.  The flowers were not well placed.  I toyed with a couple of ways to salvage the piece and landed with a bold sentiment piece.  The background adds lovely color and interest to the card. 

There is still a couple of days to join CAS14 challenge.  Add your card HERE for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Stamps: Bomb Diggity, Pretty Posies, Calm & Loving (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Distress Watercolor (Tim Holtz) Basic Black(SU)
Accessories: Merlot, Violet, Ultramarine Blue (Ken Oliver Color Burst) Calypso Embossing Powder, White Superfine Embossing Powder (WOW) Wonky Stitched Rectangles (My Favorite Things)