Saturday, 18 October 2014

Peace and Joy --- in Pink

Pink isn't the first colour I think of when I'm making things for Christmas but sometimes it's the only colour.  The Jingle Belles Challenge is hosting a special challenge right now and it's for something dear to my heart:  breast cancer awareness.  My friend's mother lost her battle with this horrible disease just a few days ago and, of course, it's foremost in my mind right now.  The Jingle Belles challenge isn't just doing this to increase awareness.  Those wonderful ladies, Stephanie and Lauren, are donating $4 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for each card included in this challenge.  Of course I had to make a card for this wonderful challenge.

My card uses pink as requested by the Jingle Belles Challenge.  I've also used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:
I liked the simplicity of the sketch and knew it would work for what I had in mind.

My base cardstock is Naturals White.  Then I've added a layer of Melon Mambo and a layer of Watercolor Paper.  I prepared the Watercolor Paper by giving it a wash with Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush and Pink Pirouette inks.  After that dried, I heat embossed the piece with the Festival of Trees using Silver embossing powder.  

Then I took a piece of Vellum cardstock and attached a piece of Silver Glimmer paper and Pink Pirouette to the left side.  Then I heat embossed the sentiment to the bottom of the vellum using Melon Mambo embossing powder.  After that, I took another piece of Vellum cardstock and heat embossed a tree from the Festival of Trees onto that using Silver embossing powder.  Once that had cooled, I used my Tree punch to cut that out.  I attached the tree to the vellum using finely cut pieces of Dimensionals.

Once I had attached the vellum piece to the rest of the card, I used some Silver Dazzling Details around the perimeter of the vellum to continue the look of the Silver Glimmer paper.  For a final touch, I added Rhinestones that I first coloured using my Melon Mambo Blendabilies marker.


For more pink breast cancer awareness Christmas cards, check out the Jingle Belles challenge.  

For more cards using this sketch design, check out Freshly Made Sketches.

For more cards using vellum, check out the Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge.

12 comments:

  1. I love pink for Christmas! And I love it even more when it's for a great cause like this. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. My grandson says Christmas is like a rainbow---it's every colour. :)

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  2. I am lovin' that inky background with those lovely holiday trees ... so very glad you went PINK for a cause with us at Jingle Belles.

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    1. Thank you so much, Stef. What a wonderful challenge this was. It really hits home right now since my good friend's mother lost her battle Friday morning.

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  3. oh my goodness, what a beautiful holiday card, with so many amazing (& SPARKLY!!!) little details, i really love this!!! thanks for rockin’ the pink with us at JINGLE BELLES for an awesome cause! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren. It really is an awesome cause and you guys are incredibly generous. Hope you get lots and lots of linkz.

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  4. Wonderful use of the sketch and that pink really is perfect! So glad you shared with us this week at FMS!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen. Your sketch really fit the bill for what I wanted to make this week.

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  5. Wow-- really pretty and clever too!

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  6. I love your pink christmas :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie-Josee. It was made for a good cause.

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