Hello and good morning to you
I don't feel that I can write a blog post without speaking about the horrific events on Saturday 3rd June 2017. We had just gone to bed and watching the news as the terrible scenes started to unfold. As 7 people lost their fight to live last night, another 48 were injured, this night started as another weekend out for them, and ended in the most heart breaking way. 3rd June was also sad for me in another way, it would have been my mum in law Pauline's birthday. She lost her fight with cancer 2 years ago.
The reason I choose this set this weekend, seem symbolic now. This beautiful ribbon is the symbol of courage and fight and whilst normally associated with cancer, it seems right to share it this week in memory of those that lost their fight to live, laugh and love, no matter how.
The inspiration for this card was from the in-color combination sheet, from Stampin' Up! and a little weekly challenge that has been set by Julie Kettlewell, my Stampin' Up! Team Leader to make a card a week, moving through the color combinations! So week 1 completed.... another 19 to go!
The products used on my card are the the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Versamark, white embossing powder, heat tool and card and ink. I embossed the ribbon using Versamark and Basic Black ink, and then coloured with the other 3 colors using markers. You will see a lighter pink, but I promise this is just the Fresh Fig but with a blender pen to get a lighter effect! Then I embossed the flower and coloured in the centre for more impact, and I did also embossed these.... but with white embossing powder (ah we all make mistakes!) I then used our lovely new Very Vanilla THICK cardstock... this is going to be very popular!
This card will be sent to a special lady who I miss dearly as I did work with her and saw her everyday, but now sadly is seeking treatment and not at work but hoping this will add a little smile to her day.
Thank you for dropping by and hope to see you soon
Hugs Sam xx
Samantha Carlton, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, West Malling, Kent, UK