girl power

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve had a lovely afternoon crafting online with my sister and friend – we’re all members of Claritystamp’s Craft Club, so get together once a month to play with the latest club stamp. What I really love is that we all make very different cards despite using the same stamp.

This is the first card I made this afternoon, using the ‘paisley’ stamp from the September Craft Club (I’ll share a second later as well). I was inspired by the current challenge over at Time Out challenges and thought the stamp would make a great background.

I started by stamping the paisley stamp in ‘picked raspberry’ Distress Oxide across a piece of card that I’d trimmed to fit on an A6 card blank.

I found one of Clarity’s word stickers that completely fitted the bill and blended the ‘picked raspberry’ over it before mounting it onto a piece of white card. That sat nicely on a strip of card that had also had the pink blended over it which I’d attached across the card front.

The finishing touch was a scrap of pink ribbon I found in my scrap box, which I glued into the shape of the breast cancer awareness ribbon. I though the detail on the ribbon perfectly reflected the edging around the paisley stamp as well – I love it when a plan comes together!

October is breast cancer awareness month – it’s the most common cancer in the UK. Did you know that around 150 women are diagnosed in the UK every day? I’ve got a friend who is going through treatment at the moment, and this card will be perfect for her when that’s finished. In the meantime, if you want to know more about breast cancer and how to support vital research, here’s the link to Cancer Research UK

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