Everyone ready for this wonderful fall weekend!? I am! Especially since it's our last weekend before a little vacation! Matthew and I have signed up to do the Tough Mudder race next weekend in Michigan, and while I am totally freaking out about the race, I can't wait for the little get away that surrounds it. And we get to celebrate Matthew's birthday while we are home, so that makes the trip even more awesome!!
Back to today's post though :) We have a sweet new release today at Sami Stamps - Beautiful Ribbons! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, and the celebrate both her mother and grandmother's victory over breast cancer, Sami has drawn up some adorably heartfelt images for this release.
I will be sharing my cards in 2 separate posts. So be sure to check out my other card HERE!
For this first card, I used the Flowers for a Cause image:
To start the card, I laid down a stencil I made with my Silhouette, and used some distress inks to make an ombre colored background. Once that was dry, I added another homemade heart stencil and used some white embossing paste to fill it in. Before it all dried, I sprinkled some glitter over top because I really wanted those hearts to sparkle, but the glitter didn't really stick all that well and proceeded to rub off the more I worked with the card...guess I'll stick with using sparkly embossing powder on the paste so I can heat set it.
For the image, I colored it all in with my ShinHan markers and added a bunch of glitter brush so it really shimmered! I used some fun lacy ribbon around the edge to give it a frame but still keep it soft overall.
The sentiment was the last part to be added...mostly because I didn't plan that out from the beginning and struggled to find one that I wanted to use. I decided to use this sentiment because it was encouraging and really said how I feel about anyone that is battling cancer. The strength they have to keep fighting blows me away and I really feel they are amazing!
I did add a few drops of glue that I sprinkled with glitter around the sentiment and image. Just wanted the whole card to sparkle!
You can see the rest of the release at Sami Stamps, along with the DT's amazing creations!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #108-Anything Goes/Round and Round
Craft Your Passion #230-Going Round in Circles
Crafting With Dragonflies #34-Girly and Lacy
Crafty Catz 246-Clean and Simple
Creative Fingers #48-Anything Goes/Flowers
Delightful Challenge-Simple Times
Simon Says Stamp-Create Your Own Background
Thanks for visiting! <3