Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #104 - Breast Cancer Awareness

Good morning. Today at the Cuttlebug Challenge we are making cards for a wonderful cause: Breast Cancer Awareness. 

This card dawned upon be very quickly and I love how it turned out! Joanna did one similar a while ago and while I also had the idea to make it a shape card, I used hers as inspiration for the doodling since she is the doodle queen!

Cartridge: Tie the Knot™, Designer's Calendar™
Embossing: A2 Victoria Emboss Folder™
Stamps: My Pink Stamper: Everyday Occasions™
Pixie Stix from Pink Paislee™(black glitter)
Hero Arts Gems
Glossy Accents
Pop Dots

1. Select bodice, bodice blackout, and bodice shadow (twice) on your Gypsy™ from the Tie the Knot Cartridge™.
2. Weld two of the bodice shadows together to make the card base. This is the light pink layer.
3. Select Designer's Calendar™ pink ribbon from the October page twice. In the Gypsy™ you can see both the bodice and the bodice blackout. Lay them perfectly on top of each other on their individual layers.
4. Place one of the ribbons in the middle of the bodice. Place the other one on the layer with the bodice black out and also make sure these are perfectly on top of one another. This method allowed me to the cut ribbon out of both layers where you could see the pink of the card base all the way through.
5. Cut out all layers.
6. Doodle white around the edges of the dark pink layer.
7. Run dark pink layer through the Cuttlebug™ with the A2 Victoria Emboss Folder™
8. Adhere to black layer (bodice shadow).
9. Doodle black around the light pink layer.
10. Place pink and black layers over the card base.
11. Take My Pink Stamper: Everyday Occasions ribbon (it's the black ribbon) and stamp it in black in the middle of the cut out ribbon.
12. Use Glossy Accents™ on top of the black ribbon stamp. 
13. Sprinkle Pink Paislee Pixie Stix in black over the top. Tap the card to remove excess.
14. Use pop dots to adhere dark pink and black layers to the light pink base. The black ribbon should be showing through the center cut out ribbon.
15. Add Hero Arts™ adhesive gems to the top in the middle and the points of the cut out ribbon on the bottom (you can barely see mine, but they are hot pink). 
16. Give it to someone who is fighting the pink fight! 
I went to a Crop for the Cure on October 2nd in honor of Monique Griffith. So I gave this card to her! 

Head on over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and play along with us! 



Jessica Wekenman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you added the ribbon to the bodice and the embossing was the perfect touch!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Court...
I adore this share this morning. Does she speak of glamour or what? You did an excellent job and the colors are so breathtakingly beautiful together. I am so thrilled that you shared this morning.

I LOVE it, and again outstanding job.

Have a great day sweet friend. Country hugs, Sherry

Denine said...

I love this card!! It's just perfect!
It screams... I am woman!!! :)

Meda said...

I have to admit, I haven't read the instructions, but it does seem super complicated to make.

June Houck said...

I love to doodle too, Court. No sentiment needed...this card says it all!

Celeste B. said...

Oh, BEAUTIFUL! I love the embossing! So cute and perfect, TFS! :)

JLJ Designs said...

Love the card! It's really beautiful and sends an important message!


Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing! Looking forward to working with you and the other girls at Artful Delight!

aka The Chipboard Queen (had to add this after I read it in your email!)

jen said...

Court I love this!!! I need to get this friend made a cute card using this cartridge before that I just loved too. I guess that means I should buy
I sent you back an email and you should have all info now...:)

Sandee Shanabrough said...

I absolutely love it Court!!!! This is perfect!!!!

Raven B said...

Court I just LOVE this card. The colors the embossing everything. I think I may have to case this one. SUper cute.

Rosemary said...

what a cute and perfect design for this month's theme!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful` Court...tfs
Enjoy the rest of your week:) x

Carol L said...

Hi Court, Your Card is BEAUTIFUL! I love that cartridge, I also made a card for my hubby using that cute cut. I'm super excited to have found your blog and I can't wait to see more... I hope you can visit my blog sometime! Have a wonderful day!

Your newest follower,
Carol L.

fairyrocks said...

Up beat and Gorgeous!!!
Wonderful Work

Tereesa C said...

I think this card is absolutely adorable - so appropriate for this month, but could also be used for other occasions. Thank you so much for sharing.