Monday, October 12, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Card and ATC

Hello everyone!  Barbara here with my first post for October.  Can you believe Fall is here already?  And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought it would be fitting to make a card and ATC in honor of it.  We also have a wonderful sponsor this month, Royal & Langnickel, makers of many fine art products.  I hope you will stop by and check out their website.


Here are the parts I used to make the card.  I started with a kraft card (A2 size), trimmed paper slightly smaller than card front, and die cut the pieces shown with label dies.  The middle solid pink piece was made by tracing around the smaller die and fussy cutting.  I did not want too much of the brassy gold paper to show, and this particular die set does not have another in-between size.

Edge the print layer with Delicata Gold ink and the blending tool, adhere to card front.
I needed to color my dyeable seam binding to a matching pink color, so these are the products I used to do this.  The Royal sable brushes worked like a charm and were so soft and silky smooth that they just glided across the ribbon.
A tiny dot of the Magenta Splash ink on my craft mat was all that was needed, adding lots of water and picking the color up with the Royal sable  brush.
When dry, I folded it in the shape used to promote breast cancer awareness, stapled in the center, and covered the staple with a dew drop.
I also made an ATC that I thought would be nice to include inside the card.
Once again, I used my Splash Inks to color this beautiful gypsy lady.  She was stamped with black Stazon ink onto a piece of print paper from the Pretty in Pink pad.  Stazon ink is waterproof and will not bleed when I add water.  

I put a few drops of each color and one drop of white acrylic paint onto my craft sheet.  With a wet brush, I picked up the colors, as needed, mixing colors to make new colors, and adding the white if I needed a more pastel, and somewhat opaque, color. The possibilities are absolutely endless with these highly concentrated inks.  

When the paper was dry, I adhered it with glue stick to a darker pink paper layer, which was glued to a slightly larger ATC sized kraft card.

Supplies:
Altered Pages Collage Sheets:  ATC Beauty;
6x6 Glitz Paper Pads (Pretty in Pink)
Rubber Stamp Sets: Gypsy Journey set
Kraft envelopes & cards
StazOn Midi ink pad Black
Delicata Ink Pad Gold
Ranger Blending Tools
Dyeable Seam Binding
Splash Inks
Dew Drops (Pink)
Glue Stick
Double Side Tape Mini
Royal & Langnickel SableTek brush
White acrylic paint
Big Chat stickers (Remember)


Altered Pages will be having a Royal Brush PINK giveaway this month, so be sure to leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win.  And while you're there, take a moment to check out the new products in the Altered Pages shop.  Good things await!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!

Barbara

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful ATC's to spread awareness this month Barbara! xx

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  2. Wonderful card with a great message!

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  3. Terrific card - and I love the insert! When I've tried to color seam binding, I don't achieve the uniform color you do - yours is just lovely! As always, no matter which design team you're creating for, your projects are always inspirational!

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  4. So beautifully created. Barbara, BC is a matter I care deeply about....lost many to it. But we have many survivors too! THANKS for this post.

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