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hope you can cling to

As you may know, it's breast cancer awareness month, and Splitcoaststampers is partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for their 2nd Annual Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive.  It is a month-long stamping campaign encouraging the papercrafting community to create cards in support of breast cancer patients and their families. There is a special challenge for each day of the month to inspire you.  I hope you can participate in spreading a little hope for this worthy cause.

My first card is for the Butterflies of Hope Challenge (HYCCT1113) hosted by Wendy Weixler.  Butterflies are a symbol of hope and renewal, and you are asked to incorporate them on your creation.  This is also my first card using my very first Verve stamps.  I am seriously in awe with this gorgeous stamp set.  The butterfly design is so unique and unlike any other butterfly stamps I've seen.  And I love how it comes in two different sizes.  I am a chronic quote hoarder, so the inspiring quotes was another reason why I was drawn to this stamp set.

To create this card, first stamp butterflies in Versamark ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with black embossing powder.  Apply distress inks with a small piece of sponge; then lightly mist with a DIY pearl mist (Perfect Pearl + water mix).  Cut out and color the white cut edges with a black pen.  Next, stamp ginkgo leaves stamp in Versamark ink onto a piece of white cardstock; brush Perfect Pearl onto stamped image.  Stamp quote in black ink, and distress edges with an edge scraper.  Create antennae with black wire and affix with tape.  Then adhere butterflies with Glossy Accents.

Here is a closer look at the yummy shimmer
on the ginkgo leaves and butterflies.


The following card is for the Brave Heart Challenge (HYCCT1112) hosted by Teresa Kline.  You have to use at least one heart on your creation to honor the patients and families for their bravery in the fight against cancer.

To download a copy of this quote, please click HERE.
Quote source: Quote Garden
Font Credit: Geo Sans Light, Channel


The third card is for the Colors of Hope Challenge (HYCCT1107) hosted by Lori McAree.  The colors green and yellow represent hope and brown represents comfort.  This challenge asks you to use these three colors in any shade you'd like.

Supplies:                                                                                __    _

Courage Card:

Heart Tree:

Yellow Flower:

photo credit

I am also submitting all three cards in Wee Memories Free For All Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes, and the heart tree card in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #141.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a creative weekend!


Ravengirl said...

Wow, these are gorgeous cards!

Dawny P said...

What lovely cards - I LOVE them - and such lovely colours chick :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamap challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Amazingly beautiful, all of them!!!

Beate said...

Wow! Nona, all three cards look amazing! I Your coloring of the butterflies in the first one rocks. LOVE the CAS of these cards. I wish I could do that.
Hugs and smiles

Tricia said...

Oh, wow! Just gorgeous!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Nona! What a beautiful collection of cards! Those butterflies really seem to pop right off the card and come to life! TFS

Cindy Haffner said...

Nona your work is GORGEOUS!~

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

That butterfly card is gorgeous, Nona! Thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories. :)

Karen B. said...

You've got a fantastic array of cards here, I'm not even sure where to start! Love the pop of color from the butterfly wings against the white. So cool!

Cathy Fong said...

woww!! all of them looks beautiful. love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at wee memories .

Silke Ledlow said...

Nona, these are three fabbo CAS designs! Love them all!!! Thanks for joining is at the FTTC this week...hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

I love all of your cards and clean style! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

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