Sunday, October 28, 2012

Smile Pink Card by Jen Matott

The Rubber Cafe is honored to be a sponsor for the 3rd Annual "Hope You Can Cling To" campaign at SplitCoastStampers.
This challenge event runs the entire month of October and is designed to benefit The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and those affected by breast cancer. Go here for the rest of the details!

I have a card that I created for this event!  I wanted to make a card with pink as this is Breast cancer awareness month. My Mother-in-Law and Aunt are both 10+ Breast Cancer survivors!  I remember the difficult time they both had and some days were harder to get through.  I wanted this card to remind someone that they can be strong and smile through the pain.  I recently lost a classmate to Breast Cancer at 38 years old!  It was a very sad reminder that life is precious!  She was my age and a mom... just unreal to me!  So if you are smiling down on us, Jen Saccone... this one is for you!

I used the 18th Century Proclamation stamp with a pink Stamper's Big Brush Pen by Faber-Castell DMC. I cut it into a ribbon shape.  

 The sentiment from Fabulous Phrases was first stamped with a Pink Madder Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pen and then again with  Magenta Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush pen for a shadow effect.  Finally, I stamped the circle label from the Card Labels set with Cold Grey.  I cut it out and popped it up.  Jellies were added to create drama!

I added washi tape ribbons and banner pieces cut from patterned paper and some stickers to unify the design.  I also added some twine too.  This card is a pretty reminder to "smile" and remain positive! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Challenges going on at Splitcoaststampers for the Hope You Can Cling To event.  Your cards will be a reason to smile! 

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - 18th Century Proclamation  , Fabulous Phrases, Card Labels
Papers: Cardstock: Bazzill, card-Canvas Corp, Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Basic Grey
Ink: Faber- Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Pink Madder, Magenta, and Cold Grey
Adhesives: Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Glue, Stick 'Em Up, Helmar Zap Dots,
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe' -  Cotton Candy Jellie Dots, Pearl Jellie Dots, Washi Tape: Glitz,
Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Cosmo Cricket, Twine: Pink Paislee


TesaB said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer. Gorgeous pink and looove the banners!!!!

Creative Mayhem said...

Love the banner idea and pink for the cause. What could be better??