October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of that, Splitcoaststampers.com is offering up a month’s worth of “Hope You Can Cling To” challenges. The cards created for the challenges will be donated to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit those affected by breast cancer. Since breast cancer touches so many lives, I plan to participate in as many of these challenges as I can to try to give hope or at least a brief smile to someone.
One of the challenges that was presented a few days ago was to make a card primarily using pink and brown. I hadn’t yet made a card for the In Style Stamps September sketch challenge so I decided to combine the two. I’ll confess that took the easy way out on the In Style challenge, though. Although the participants were encouraged to make a T-slide card for it, I didn’t feel that I had the patience for it. And since I don’t know who is going to end up being the sender or the recipient of the card because I’m donating it, I felt that it would be better to keep it simple and easy to send. So I did a simplified, scaled-down version of the sketch to end up with a 4.25″ square card.
This little Chloe image makes me smile. I hope the person who eventually receives this card will smile, too.
Digital Image: Birthday Chloe (In Style Stamps)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Berry Bliss designer paper (Stampin’ Up); Basics White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: printer ink
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Houston Arts); flower (Prima); mini brad, piercing tool (Making Memories); petite standard oval die (Nestabilities)