Robin (Stamperrobin) hosted today's Free 4 All Challenge, and she provided a very creative one! Such an awesome challenge, Robin!! Her challenge, "National Day of ______?", is “to pick something to be YOUR "National Day of", which just says you!” I am a breast cancer survivor, therefore, my selection is a National Breast Cancer Survivor Day.
My card is a shaker card that features the breast cancer ribbon. I decided to use pink, green, and yellow colors for my card instead of just the typical pink for breast cancer. I added the extra colors to represent not only those on this terrible journal, but also those who are survivors.
On the main panel, I stamped the sentiment, So Glad You Are A Survivor, several times using VersaMark Ink. I then covered them with white embossing powder and heat set. Then I used the Emboss Resist technique on the panel. The ribbon in the center of the card is outlined with pink and yellow mini flowers.
My card will be sent to my 35-year-old niece who is just finishing breast cancer treatments.
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Date: Friday, August 25, 2017 GMT Views: 460
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9099
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:20 PM
What a wonderful card, Bev. I was 42 when I had a double mastectomy, 17 years ago, so your card i s very meaningful to me. I love all the little flowers and how you added the other bright colors to the traditional pink.
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 46183
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 12:16 AM
Thank you for sharing your story with us Bev, we are blessed that you had a great outcome. I don't think a week goes by where you haven't contributed to my heart smiling. Now about your card....I LOVE IT!!! I pray there is the same happy outcome for your niece.
Don't take your organs to heaven - heaven knows we need them here.
Registered: July 25, 2011 Location: Georgia Posts: 54937
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 4:57 AM
Oh, wow! This is soooo gorgeous!!! You know I love the pink but adding the green and yellow really adds to this. I wonder if I need new embossing powder, my white embossed cards never look so crisp! I love that you made a shaker from the ribbon. I have only created one shaker and I have to say it was a simple rectangle and it gave me trouble. I can't imagine the extra time it took you to do this shape! Fab card!!!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 34589
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 5:39 AM
WOW this is amazing Bev! I love the idea of a shaker card and yours is so pretty with the flowers surrounding the ribbon shape and then the sequin shaker elements. Super creative card and will be so appreciated by your niece..all the best to her.
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Registered: April 4, 2006 Location: Boxertown USA, IL Posts: 61422
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 8:03 AM
I am loving this beautiful card with such wonderful meaning. I really like the shaker. I am a 22 yr survivor. Your neice will love this card and I am so glad she is on her last treatment, they are sooooo not fun. Hugs to you and your niece.