Monday, April 17, 2017

You are my Hero

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Today is the 17th of April and that means a self breast check is on the orders for today!  Please do not take it lightly and remind a girlfriend!
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps, on the 17th of each month has several card makers who remind the public to do a self breast exam.  This is saving lives and women have found lumps through our reminders. 
Please stop by the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog here.  There is going to be some excited news announced, so please be sure to stop by.
I created an artistic card for this month.  I also veered from the 'pink' breast cancer theme because to me purple is a happy color.  You are my hero came to life pretty quick. 
I first took 4 petals Fri-die and cut 3 of each size.  I then took a dauber and colored with Distress Oxide ink edges.   With  the color Tierra (from Catherine Pooler), I took my pinky finger and put a dab of yellow on the center.  Then with glue I placed a small dot and used prills.  I set these aside to dry.
While that was drying, I took some watercolor paper from Tim Holtz and with purple color I simply just randomly made a spot 3 flowers would fit.  I was a tiny bit impatient, so I took my heat gun to the purple to help speed the drying time.
I then took So Pretty from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and with Distress Oxide and my MISTI stamped You are my Hero.  This is the perfect sentiment for so many occasions. 
To finish the card, I cut purple cardstock to mat the white cardstock.  The card is a standard A2 size card.
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps products used:
So Pretty - Stamp Set
4 Petals - Fri-Die

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rainbow of Thanks

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Today I am sharing a card I made for the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps challenge, Rainbows. 
I had a general idea of how I wanted this card to come together.  I first took the 4 petal Fri-die and colored with a dauber, the edges of each in Catherine Pooler inks.  I took my pinky and with the color Tierra, dabbed the center.  I then glued each flower together.  I used prills for the center of each flower to give it some interest.
I then took Thank you from So Pretty stamp set and stamped this on the bottom right corner.  I used my MISTI because I wanted a dark impression and the MISTI allows you to stamp as many times as you'd like in the same spot.
I'd like to say this is a pretty CAS card.  For me, this is a very simple 'almost' one layer card.  The outcome is just what I had in mind.
This card is entered into the Rainbow challenge at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog here.
Cas-ual Fridays products used:
So Pretty - Stamp set
4 Petals - Fri-Die