As some of you may know, last fall I went through the nerve-wracking ordeal of being checked for breast cancer. I found a lump during my monthly self-exam which, thankfully, turned out to be benign. Needless to say, after going through that type of scare, October being breast cancer awareness month has definitely taken on new meaning for me this year. With that in mind, I decided to put my own cheeky spin on a breast cancer awareness card.
I started by using the stag image from the Hip Holiday stamp set from the Candy Cane Lane Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler. I stamped it several times on white cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink from Stampin’ Up!®. To keep it subtle, I stamped off once before stamping on the panel. I then stamped it again on a scrap piece of white cardstock using VersaFine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder then cut it out using the coordinating die.
For the sentiment, I used the Sentiment Alpha stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I lined up the letters along one of the grid lines on the lid of my Mini Misti to help ensure I had them straight. Once I had everything in place, I stamped it on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the VersaFine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder again. I then cut it out using the smallest die from the Basic Banners die set by Simon Says Stamp.
To help tie in the black a bit more, I added a striped border along one edge of the card. I stamped it using the diagonal stripe stamp from the new Yay Stripes stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped it on a piece of white cardstock using more of the VersaFine Black Onyx ink, but this time I didn’t clear emboss it. To finish the card, I added a few leftover pink sequins I had in my stash from a Paper Pumpkin kit earlier this year.
Consider this post your friendly reminder to protect your “rack.” Please remember to perform your self-check each month and stay up to date with your mammograms. If you haven’t already had one this year, now’s the time to get one scheduled!
I’m entering this card in the following challenge:
Until next time …