Today’s card uses a color combo that I feel is a little unusual, but I think it holds a great meaning. I created this card for one of the Splitcoaststampers.com Hope You Can Cling To challenges. For this particular challenge, we were to use the colors pink, aqua and olive… pink symbolizing breast cancer awareness, aqua to represent healing and hope, and olive for peace. The butterfly is a digital image from In Style Stamps, created especially for breast cancer awareness. (Check out the link in the previous sentence to find out how you can get this image for free until October 31, 2010.) I think in general a butterfly is a wonderful symbol of hope, because of the way it seems lifeless in its chrysalis before emerging as a lovely creature.
The card itself is pretty simple. I colored the butterfly, added a few layers, and wrapped the focal panel with ribbon tied in a knot bow. I didn’t think any sentiment was necessary.
Digital Image: Hope Butterfly (In Style Stamps)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin’ Up); Basics White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: markers (Copic); Pink Pirouette ribbon (SU); petite oval and petite scalloped oval dies (Nestabilities)