October 25, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness..............month October

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I made this card following one of the sketches at RAQ's Challenge on the Cricut message board and the Cricut Cardz Challenge.  I also posted it on Sweet Sassy Diva's blog, the more I get it out there the more awareness there is.  I think most every family has some how been affected by breast cancer, so this is a very good cause that needs as much attention as we can give it. So here is my card
   Thanks to Okie..for setting up a cut file for the ribbon.  If I ever need a cut file her blog Okie Ladybug's Scrap n More is the first place I go.  She has wonderful cut files and a very large variety.   Her file was for a 5 inch ribbon, but I played around with it in Design Studio and downsized it to fit on a card.  Check out her blog sometime if you haven't already, but most of you probably have as she is a Cricut message board icon.

Anyways on to the rest of the card....................The back of the card is just a 5 1/2 by 7 inch piece of cardstock from DCWV Sweet Stack, then I cut the very pale pink paper and put a gatefold card on top of that base.  I Cuttlebugged the "doors" with the Quckkutz Vines folder, I love this fold it adds such a nice touch (I think).  The strips are pieces of paper that I put a piece of double sided tape on and then sprinkled with Martha Stewart Kunzite glitter, I used the same glitter on the breast cancer ribbon and one of the butterflies.  The butterfly as you all may know is a Martha Stewart punch, very high on the list of my favorites.  The word "HOPE" is cut from Home Decor at about 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches.   I also added pearls to the center of all the butterflies, I tried to put a lot on bling on this card, as anyone with this disease needs as much sparkle and bling in their lives as they can get.  Here is a close up of the butterflies, they are punched from white paper then sprayed with Glimmer Mist to give them sparkle and a slight pink tint. 

This card took me two days to make, that's right you read it correctly two days.  I am very slow, I guess it is because every detail has to be just so, a fault I have.  Well I would like to show you a picture of a small instance of why it takes me so long.
   This what I have to do to get it right.  They are covered with, flock, glitter, glass beads, flower soft & inked and heat embossed.  Anybody need any ribbons, LOL.  Anyways I sure hope you like this card as all my heart ans sole went into making it.  Thanks for stopping by!


Glenda said...

Donna, this is beautiful! So much work and such pretty details! A great awareness card!

Sharon said...

Awesomely beautiful!!! :)

Unknown said...

Donna, this is a beautiful card. You kind of work like I do. I always have to try tons of things to get it just right. I must say it really paid off this time. Simply gorgeous.

Peggy T. said...

Donna, this is so lovely. I enjoy all your cards. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

Scrapper69 said...

Your Card came out sooooo PRETTY! I love the butterflies and the ribbon and well the whole thing! You always do beautiful work! :o)
Thanks for joining us over at CCC! :o)

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful! Thanks for play with us at CCC! :) Janis

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mum of two said...

Your card is beautiful. I may need to invest in that butterfly punch... Thanks for playing with us over at CCC this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week.

michelle (CCC DT#2)

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Beautiful. Love the butterflies.

Thanks for playing along @ CCC.