I attempted several new things on this card actually, more about them to come! I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set 714P7, and Die Versions Whispers Awareness Ribbon Doily DV-478. Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die Versions teamed up in August to bring awareness to the fight to eradicate cancer, and proceeds from their sales in early August went to support cancer research. Yay!
I made the card in light blue, which is the ribbon color for prostate cancer. I wanted to have a lot of blue, but not have it all blue. To start out, I created my own blue background paper. I used Ken Oliver's Crafts Color Burst Ultramarine Blue (KN-06066) and spritzed the dry powder onto some white watercolor paper. I spritzed water onto the powder, and created a blue water color background! After that dried, I dropped on some larger drops of water and blotted up the water drops, which removed some of the blue and added more texture into the blue background. After I created this background, I used some of it to frame the card panel, and I also used a left over piece to use for the ribbon. Here is a closeup of the blue background, framing the panel. I really like how easy the Color Burst powder is to use. It makes a really pretty watercolor!
For the ribbon in the center, I used a left over piece of blue watercolor background paper. I stamped the ribbon image from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set 714P7 with Versamark Ink Pad (VM-001) and covered it with White Detail Embossing Powder (EP298) and heat embossed it. Then, I fussy cut around the ribbon. Here it is:
I still needed some more stuff, so I stamped the ribbon on the black card panel in Versamark Ink Pad (VM-001) and covered it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder (EP280) and heat embossed it.
After I did this, I still wanted to try more new things ... so I decided to try shrinking fun foam. I die cut out the ribbon from Die Versions Whispers Awareness Ribbon Doily DV-478 from black fun foam. I held it down on my craft mat with a poker tool, and blasted it with my heat gun. This shrinks the fun foam - I did this long enough to shrink it about a third of the original size. I am not sure if I could have gotten it really small, but I was happy with how it ended up, so used it the size I got it to. Here is how it ended up looking:
I also stamped on some of the sentiments from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set 714P7 with Versamark Ink Pad (VM-001) and covered them with Baby Blue Opaque Embossing Powder (EP221) and heat embossed them.
One final thing I attempted was glittering inside the ribbon stamp image. I stamped the small open ribbon from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set 714P7 with Versamark Ink Pad (VM-001) and covered it with Baby Blue Opaque Embossing Powder (EP221) and heat embossed it. Then, I brushed some SNS Brushable Glue (540), and dusted some Sparkle N Sprinkle Bridal Glitter (G1029). Here, in the lower left, is the glittered, embossed ribbon stamped image.
This was a fun card to make - it was an honor to use blue to bring awareness to prostate cancer, since it has touched my family. I also enjoyed trying techniques which were new to me.
Thank you Sparkle N Sprinkle for bringing more awareness to the fight to eradicate cancer. Thank you too, for supporting cancer research!
Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!