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.


Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the design and background. Love the ribbons.
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Such a pretty, swirling background. The different techniques work very well together. Love the circle of life portrayed in The shapes on your card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Anne, I love your design and the mix of colours
Kevin xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Anne!! The background looks amazing!! I love how you've added the ribbons and the pretty gold embossing!! Have a great day :)

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barbara macaskill said...

Thank you for the list of what color ribbon goes to each cancer! I need a gold, teal/pink/blue, and lavender ribbons to represent my battles with this nasty disease! I am going to keep this list of ribbons for reference when making cards for friends and family who are battling it also!!
Your card is wonderful and I am going to try to figure out a way to get all of the cancer awareness stamps and dies!

rachel said...

super duper Anne - lovely make x

Donna said...

Another absolutely stunning cancer awareness card Anne!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous background and I love how you used the Awareness Ribbon dies!

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely card Anne. Beautiful background and pretty ribbon dies.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty card- loving the ribbons with sentiments, and love your Multicolor panel. Fabulous!

jimlynn said...

Love the way you used the Color Bursts on that outside circle. Fun colors and so pretty! A wonderful card with so much meaning. Love it.
Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers at this time Anne. They're appreciated so much!

nwilliams6 said...

Great cancer awareness cards Anne. Some great techniques and colors and ideas! Hugz