My Dad Wears Pink

Hey crafty friends....

Are you shocked at the color of this card for my dad? 
Well don't be.
Ever since my double mastectomy in December 2013, my dad has been wearing the button you see below on a daily basis. My sister Debby made a button for everyone in the waiting room (and there was a room full), he has yet to take his off.  
(the graphic for the button is in memory of our brother who passed away in July 2004...he loved Smiley's and was hearing you know the rest of the story).

So...Onto the card...

The Avery Elle challenge this week is to make an Ombre card :

and after finding this paint chip...I just went with it.

The edge of the card has been stenciled with modeling paste, then spritzed with Angel Pink & Wedding Dress irRESISTibles.
Sentiment was stamped and heated embossed.
White gel pen dots were added to the pretzels (they needed some salt) and the beer bottle was layered with glitter glue and Glossy Accents.

Center of card was also spritzed with Wedding Dress irRESISTibles ( kind of looks like he spilled his beer) and I left the text in the upper right corner so dad could see it was made from a paint chip.

Let's go Shopping:
Paint Chip (Lowe's)
Stamp; The Man (Avery Elle)
Stencil: Texture Mesh (Memory Box)
Inks & Sprays: Memento luxe Rhubarb Stalk ink; Angel Pink & Wedding Dress irRESISTible sprays (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Clear embossing powder (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Worn Lipstick Stickles (Ranger)
Raspberry Twine (The Twinery)
Modeling paste

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Simply Stated said...

I love it. You are so creative.

judkajudi said...

This is an amazing card, Penny. I love the relationship you have with your dad and family. What a great button to honor your brother. Your work is always inspirational. This one even more so than most. Hugs, Judy

Unknown said...

Congrats on being features Stamper at SCS!

Paula S. said...

A beautiful card, a beautiful button and a beautiful story behind all of it. God Bless!

Darnell said...

You are so inspirational, Penny, both as a card artist and as a person! There is so much strength and grace in your family. Hugs, Darnell

Taunya Butler said...

This card and what it stands for is simply amazing!! What a trooper you are and such a source of inspiration for us all!!

Diana Fisher said...

Your dad sounds like an amazing man — and great card to share that sentiment! Thanks for playing along with AE's Challenge!

Yana Smakula said...

fantastic card! and your father seems to be a great man!
thanks for joining us at the AE challenge blog!

donna mikasa said...

Thank you for sharing the story behind your card, and what a great idea to use paint chips! So glad you linked up your card to the AE Ombré Challenge!