This is the card that I designed for the Cards for Cancer stamp-a-stack that happened yesterday. This is the sixth year that I’ve participated in this event that is the original brain child of a group of demonstrators that are in the same group based around St. Albans. I’d gotten to know the leader of the group, and she invited me to join in on their events way back when. I’ve really enjoyed working together with these gals, and I’m super excited to support a couple of great organizations that help people that are currently fighting cancer. For years we’ve raised money at this event for the American Cancer Society. This year we added an opportunity for people to donate hand made cards to Hope Lodge. I was so impressed at the quantity of cards that people donated!
This card features several products that are on the retiring list. The stamped sentiment on the front is from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, the DSP is from the Petal Garden 6×6 pack, and the lighter purple is Sweet Sugarplum. I love how these elements come together, and some of the gals at the class mentioned that they were re-thinking their orders so they could get some of these retiring products. The colors in the DSP were my inspiration for the color combo; I really love how Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry go together. What do you think?
You can’t see it from the picture here, but there is a little stamping on the inside of this card. I added a white panel to the inside since the card base is so dark. This panel has some rose leaves stamped in a corner using Old Olive ink. For the leaves I used the Graceful Garden stamp set that is shown in the current catalog in a spread along with the DSP that you see here.
I used this sketch as the inspiration for my design, and it is pretty much a direct interpretation on the finished card. I definitely find that I’m drawn to cards that have a grid feature – and this one was one of the easier ones that I’ve done over time.