Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Faith, Hope, Love
For today's project, I used the new Awareness dies from Die-Versions, paired with a couple stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I wanted to show many of the different colors that are associated with cancer. Here is a chart that lists various colored ribbons for various cancers.
To start out, I die cut the Awareness Ribbon Words out of white fun foam. Then I applied VersaMark to each fun foam ribbon and covered them with embossing powder: Jazzy Orange (representing Kidney Cancer), Green Apple (representing Lymphoma), and Lemon Chiffon (representing Bladder and Sarcoma/Bone Cancer). As I've shown you in previous posts (you can see an example here), when you heat fun foam, it shrinks. That's exactly what I wanted; a smaller ribbon that was colored.
To create my background on the blue circle, it was stamped using sentiments from both the Sparkle N Sprinkle Survivor stamp set as well as the Awareness stamp set. I then heat embossed the center stamp (also from the Survivor stamp set), with Gold Detail embossing powder (representing Childhood Cancer).
The larger and smaller multicolored circles are actually from a paper towel that I used to soak up excess Color Burst water colors. In order to get the paper towel to die cut easily, I first adhered it to a piece of cardstock using a spray adhesive.
The outside edges of the two squares were covered with Sunny Daze glitter (smaller square) and Green Apple embossing powder (second largest square). To give the card base a bit of shimmer, I spritzed kraft cardstock with Smooch Spritz.
I also wanted to remind you that a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Die-Versions Awareness dies and SNS Awareness stamp sets will be donated to cancer research. Every little bit helps in reaching the goal of eradicating all cancers completely.