Oh do I have something fun for you today! I get to share one of my Hope You Can Cling To Challenge cards today. This one is for Diane’s Two by Two, Side by Side Challenge. She asked us to use pink and purple and two of something on the card. Her story about the creation of her idea is really moving so make sure you take a look!
After looking around through my stamps, I happened upon this retired one that I received two years ago at Stampin’ Up’s Convention. It seemed perfect! Then I remembered a new technique I saw the other day from Allison Okamitsu about coloring embossed images with Blendabilities. It is perfect way to create a chalkboard image and color specific elements, don’t you think? All I had to do was stamp with Whisper White Craft Ink and emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then I used the Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to color the words and details of the stamp. I used the Labels Framelits to cut the image and then created the blackboard look with Basic Black card stock and White Craft Ink again. I used a wide paint brush to make it look more like an erased board. Then I took some of my hoarded Flower Trim (hey….I really do hoard it, I still love it!), and used reinkers to color the flowers. I added a layer of Pink Pirouette and put it on a black card base. This card turned out even better than in my head which always makes me really happy. I’m hoping the message will remind one of the patients at the MD Anderson Cancer Center of her strength.
Because yesterday was World Card Making Day, I had to get a bit inky and my boys joined in too! I love it when that happens! My oldest created a card for yesterday’s HYCCT challenge to use no traditional adhesive. He immediately thought washi tape and I thought his choice was so clever!
I’m so glad you stopped in today. I really hope you will join us in crafting for this wonderful cause. There is a new challenge every day this month so plenty of inspiration! I hope your weekend has been great. See you again soon!
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Stamp: I Am; Paper: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette; Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Blendabilities – Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Collections; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Dimensionals