For HYCCT1306 challenge, we are to use colors representative of cancer for people in our lives who are affected by it. I chose Violet (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) for my daughter, who has been doing great for the last 5 yrs, and Pink (Breast Cancer) for my SIL who is stage 4 and not doing so well :(
I cut a mask of Bethlehem and placed it where I would be stamping it. Then I used the pinks/purples to sponge in the background. I prefer to sponge first, then stamp on top so the image stays crisp and clean. Since it was masked, the windows stayed white so I added some yellow light to them. On a separate sponged & stamped piece, I die cut 4 decorative corners and attached them to the 4.25 x 5.50 card front. Since this is Religious in nature, I won’t be able to send it to MD Anderson, but it will go to my SIL for Christmas.
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Sun, Oct 06, 2013 @ 6:16 PM
You have put your heart and soul in this gorgeous Christmas card and it shows! It's going right into favorites! Thank you for sharing the fantastic techniques you used and prayers for your daughter and SIL too. I know she will love this card!
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Sun, Oct 06, 2013 @ 6:44 PM
Julie, I love the fact that this is so obviously created from the heart. I am so sorry that cancer is testing your family so closely. What a beautifully planned card that will have such special meaning for your sister-in-law!