Calling All Sistahs – June 2017

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Today is the 17th of each month, so you know what that means! It’s time for your monthly breast self-exam reminder. Each month, all of us on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Encouragement Squad design team will post a Calling All Sistahs project on our blogs as a reminder for women to perform their monthly self-exam. Michele, the owner of CFS, will also post a photo of each of our projects over on the Calling All Sistahs blog, so you’ll definitely want to head over there when you’ve finished checking out my card so you can see all of the amazing projects created by my fellow Encouragement Squad members.

Now, let’s get to my card for this month.

Mel's Card Corner | Calling All Sistahs June 2017

I started this card by creating my background first. I tinted some white embossing paste using Berry Burst reinker from Stampin’ Up. Once I had the color I wanted, I added it to a white cardstock layer using a polka dot stencil. The one I used is retired and no longer available, but any type of graphic pattern stencil would work.

Next, I stamped the ribbon from the Hope Ribbon stamp set on a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Black Onyx ink. While the ink was still wet, I added some clear embossing powder over it then heat set it. After letting it cool for a couple of minutes, I cut it out on my Big Shot using the coordinating Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die.

Mel's Card Corner | Calling All Sistahs June 2017

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Hope Ribbon stamp set on a piece of black cardstock using VersaMark ink. I also heat embossed it, but used white embossing powder for it. After letting it cool for a couple of minutes. I punched it out using the Classic Label Punch from Stampin’ Up.

I adhered the focal panel to a black cardstock layer using tape runner. I then adhered the matted layers to a white top-folding card base, also using tape runner. To complete the card, I adhered the die cut ribbon to the card using glue dots then added sentiment over it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to head over to the Calling All Sistahs blog to check out the rest of the cards from the Encouragement Squad design team. Don’t forget, you can always use my special Girl Friday Encouragement Squad discount code to receive 15% off your order when purchasing stamps and dies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. As an added bonus, Michele will donate 50% of the profits on any products purchased from the special Calling All Sistahs breast cancer awareness line toward breast cancer research and awareness programs.

Until next time …

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  1. Heather North says:

    Wow, Melissa! The pops of bright pink in the background are awesome and I love the contrast with just black and right for the rest of your card. Thanks for sharing this great reminder with your peeps!

  2. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ This program is such a great reminder for everyone. One of my daughter’s BFFs is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer up in Boston. Early detection is KEY!! Thanks for the monthly reminders and I love your card too! The pink with B/W is simply beautiful! ~HUGS~

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