... this card is for two challenges - I've used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC67 and over at Jingle Belles - JB41 - the Jinglettes would like us to make a Christmas card that is pink! The reason - well, October is breast cancer awareness month "so for every fabulous "pink Christmas" card that gets linked up between now and next Wednesday night, Stephanie and Lauren will each donate a dollar to susan g. komen for the cure!!!" That's $2 per card!
I don't think there are many of us who haven't known someone battling with breast cancer - so this is a great way to help raise some funds and boost your Christmas card stock. Lauren and Stephanie - thanks!
My last submission for WMSC was to make a couple of decorations for my Christmas tree, so this time I've made a card. And it's PINK!! I used distress inks to add some colour to the edge of a white card, then I added a couple of layers - deep pink satin mirri with a pretty snowflake paper on top. I used my nesties to cut out a large ornament - with three layers. On the top layer I stamped the coordinating ornament from Waltzingmouse and embossed it with clear powder. I cut an oval and added colour with distress inks. I stamped the sentiment in dark pink and added some glitter to the word "merry". I attached the ornament to the card and added some die cut snowflakes - the one in the top right was a present from Gay (thanks!). I'm really pleased with the way this turned out!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Seasons of Love, Vintage Ornaments
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Spellbinders: Plain Ovals Sm (S4-112) #3, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments (S4-283) #4 & 5, Create-a-Flake Three (S4-340)
Accessories: DCWV - The Rose-tinted Christmas Stack; Card, ribbon, gems from Stash
After all the hard work yesterday, I didn't half ache this morning. But I got on with some more sorting out and actually I'm feeling much better now. I spent the morning sorting through our office - so much paper work that I've allowed to build up and not filed. Well, I've shredded the stuff that's old and will finish the filing this evening. I was really pleased to get into my craft room this afternoon and hopefully I'll manage to have a quick play this evening too. That's all for now. See you tomorrow!