Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A very special - and PINK! - challenge

If you follow my blog, you know that I couldn't do any of this without my wonderful mom! So I always love a good mother-daughter story, like that of my Feline Playful teamie Dawn. Her mom has been battling breast cancer, so in a show of support Dawn is having her head shaved on September 8th to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer! [Update: Check out Dawn and her beautiful, brave, hairless family in her post-shaving post.]

I invite you to visit Dawn's Just Giving Page to read their story, and consider making a small donation. Hey, if you can afford a digi stamp this month you can help Dawn too!

Also, I hope you'll join us for the special BCA Challenge at Dawn's Crafting that runs September 4-29. The theme is Breast Cancer Awareness and/ or Think Pink (not just a little use a lot)! There are lots of delicious prizes up for grabs from Joanna Sheen, Saturated Canary, The Crafty Pad Designs, Mo's Digital Pencil, Dude Time Doodles, Crafty Emblies, Fairy Dust Crafts, Funky Hand, Iva Nova Chest, and Lindy's Maid Wid Luv.

There's a separate, sister challenge going on over at The Crafty Pad through the month of September. They have completely different sponsors, but the theme is the same: Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink. PLUS, they have a bunch of great BCA digis for FREE download.

I'm very happy to have been able to participate in Dawn's challenge by making this card: 

I printed the sentiment (a freebie from Create with TLC) directly onto the pink paper, and then stamped my Lace clear stamp from KaiserCraft in Memento Rose Bud ink directly on top. 

For the lacy element on the top right, I used a sort of Double /reverse embossing technique except that I used a solid die cut to create a shape. Although the instructions call to use a Texture Folder, I found that I was able to use my Fiskars Texture Plate with a little adjustment.

Although this is a serious card, I wanted there to be an element of humor as well, hence the underwear-and-breast pun that I think is evident in the design!

The lace frame was made by adhering strips of Wright's bias tape to white cardstock pieces, and simply framing the pink inset. Really quite easy!

clean&simple FTL #205
Catered Crop: Anything Pink
City Crafter Challenge: Monochromatic
clean&simple FTL #205: Sketch (right)
The Crafty Pad Special September Challenge: Breast Cancer Awareness/Think Pink
Live & Love Crafts Challenge: Lovely Lace and/Terrific Trim
Squigglefly: Monochromatic 
I hope you'll check out Dawn's challenge and the other great challenges I've entered and make a card or two yourself! Thank you for visiting,


  1. This is so beautiful and feminine. I love the lace and the embossing in the upper corner. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

  2. Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment. Her mother will so appreciate receiving this!

  3. CG, thanks for making such a beautiful card for my challenge! Thanks also for GDTing with me on my blog!
    So glad you joined us at The Crafty Pad for the BCA/Think Pink challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  4. Beautiful and elegant!! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  5. I love the embossing and lace so pretty!! many thanks for playing along at CCCB

  6. Love the card- and will head over to Dawns. Loving the pink and the touch of lace!

  7. Beautiful! what a lovely sentiment this is ... many thanks for playing at CCCB

  8. This is so pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. What a Beautiful card - thanks for joining in with Dawn's BCA challenge.
    Good luck. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  10. Your card is so pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  11. This is so perfect - the sentiment is exactly what I would want to say, and the ornate stamp works best with such a clean arrangement.

  12. Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment; just perfect for the occasion. Thanks for taking part in LLC's September challenge.



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