Hello crafters! Today I am part of the Calling All Sistah’s project which was called to life by Michele of CAS-ual Fridays. Exactly one year ago she was diagnosed with cancer, but instead of giving in to despair, Michele kicked butt and got healthy again! As a result, she started the Calling All Sistah’s campaign to keep the subject of cancer and early diagnosis and staying hopeful present in all minds. And because she is an awesome lady, she is donating proceeds from the sale of the Calling All Sistah’s products! Check out the end of my blog post for an exclusive coupon to save on your shopping!
I wanted my card to focus on a very important message: “I am here for you.” And this isn’t just for people who are battling cancer – it can be something that your friends and family need to hear in all kinds of situations and it’s something that will bring hope and strength to everyone. Knowing that you don’t have to face a challenge by yourself but have someone to lean on can be incredibly encouraging.
I started out by creating a color blend with my Distress Inks and then spritzed it with my Perfect Pearls and mister. While this was drying I die-cut an aperture in to my panel, and then lined it up with the card base to stamp my sentiment with Delicata Silver pigment ink. It’s the perfect ink: very sparkly and also great coverage from the first impression – thanks to my MISTI I was able to stamp it four times in the same place to make sure I really had an absolutely perfect impression.
Since I wanted the focus to remain on the sentiment, I only added some silver dots with stamps from another CAS-ual Fridays stamp set, and then some matching patterned paper and glitter at the bottom.
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