In line with the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day fundraising events, this week’s challenge from Just Add Ink is to make something that is pink, with bling!
Last weekend I was able to enjoy some stamping time with my friend and fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Deb Fearns. Deb brought over some of her new stamp sets out of the catalogue so that I could use some of hers, while she used some of mine! Which is always a great idea, except that now my “wish list” has grown rapidly to include quite a few more stamp sets than it had on it before last weekend.
Anyway, this card uses one of Deb’s sets, called “Apple Blossoms”, a Level 2 Hostess Set, and also uses the very cute Hello Again Stamp Set.
The colours I have used in this card are Regal Rose for the card base, layered with Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz (which is fast becoming my favourite green!) and Whisper White. The flower is done in two layers, the first layer stamped straight onto the white cardstock, the second one cut out and layered over the top of the first. It might not be obvious in the photo, but the butterfly has had some Crystal Effects put over it after I have stamped it in Regal Rose, and then I have sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds over the top before the Crystal Effects dried. It gives a nice raised effect to the butterflies wings, as well as some bling, of course. I have done the same with a tiny drop in the centre of the flower.
I would also like to make mention of a special fundraising event, which is being put on by another Demonstrator, the very talented Jayne Mercer. I would just ask all of you to please help raise funds for the cancer council by visiting Jayne’s fundraising page here, and donating something, every dollar helps, so if that’s all you can donate, then it will be helping someone.