Calling All Sistahs May Challenge

Woo to the Hoo

The crazy good folks over at CAS-ual Friday's have started a new challenge geared towards Breast Cancer and Encouragement cards.
Breast Cancer effects 1 in 8 you just might know someone who could use a little pick me up card from you.
You probably know someone who has a different illness and wouldn't it be fun for them to receive "happy" mail for a change?!?

Each month on the 18th there will be a new inspiration photo to get your mojo started.

I spy with my little eye.... Blue, Aqua, Purple, Flowers & Lace Napkin

For the background I smooshed Memento Bahama Blue and Danube Blues inks on craft mat, spritzed with water and swirled my white cardstock into it. Let dry when happy with look.

I then stamped this panel with images from the Bold Wishes stamp set as well as the sentiment from the Sassy Smiles set. Danube Blue ink, heat set with Clear embossing powder.

The Aqua doily is from my stash, but that flower.....
Die cut the large Loving Thoughts flower from computer paper 6 times. (I use a Gemini and it will cut all six with one pass).
Stamp each flower with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink and color the flower quickly with a Copic or Spectrum Noir marker.
Now spritz the flower with water (lightly), scrunch the paper up and let dry.
Unravel each flower, glue one layer to the next at center of flower only.
Really scrunch the top layer (it forms the flower center), then scrunch each layer up around the flower center.
Yep...eventually you will be happy with it.

Add flower, die cut leaves from the Posies Fri-die, some twine and a bit of lavender ribbon.

Come on over to

to play along and I do believe there are prizes to be won!

CAS-ual Friday's:  Posies die, Sassy Smiles stamp, Bold Wishes stamp, Loving Thoughts stamp & die
Imagine:  Memento Danube Blue, Bahama Blue inks, Clear embossing powder
May Arts:  Lavender sheer ribbon, Navy Burlap String
Doily from stash

Thanks so much for stamping by...


Lori Kobular said...

I really love the colors on the inspiration photo and you did a great job matching them on your beautiful card! But your cards are always lovely!

Heather North said...

Beautiful card, Penny! I love the collage look with your doily and flower. The background is lovely too. Thank you for being a part of the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad.