I'm participating in Jennifer McGuire's challenge to share handmade kindness.
For this third week we're focusing on children and even though I have a number of kids in my inner circle who would love a handmade card. Jennifer gave me an opportunity to do something that's been on my mind for a while - to participate in a card shower for kids battling cancer. This cause is very special for me. When I was younger I cut my hair, which was hip long, to a pixie and donated the hair in order to make wigs for children with cancer. So as a card maker, I've always wanted to participate, but never finding the time. Now as a mother, I thought to myself I just better make time.
You can read more about the Jennifer's card shower and she also has more information about Emily and Xander HERE.
Emily has a younger sister and they both love pink, so I thought I make two similar cards in pink (and hints of purple) which is not my strong side. But I'm pretty pleased with the result.
My vision was an enchanted forest, so I went with pink trees and sparkle using Snow day stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
Nicole Mcguirke, also a huge inspiration for me, is a master of creating beautiful scenes, you can find a video that inspired this card HERE.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9CbUH9BM2A
I also thought, here I have two girls who loves pink and I have acumulated quite s stash with pink and purple supplies for just an occasion like this, since I'm not a pink and purple girl myself. So I went digging and found these flatback pearls from a mix pack I bought long ago, before the discovery of sequins. They were a perfect match too, so a shaker card it is - LOL!
I also found some pink confetti stars, why on earth did I get those I have no idea? The box was still sealed to it must have been faith. The trees and the bunnies have been touched by some clear wink of stella, adding magical sparkle and I've also used the stiched hillside borders to create my slopes.
I did have a fenomenal time making these cards and I've never had so much fun using pink and purple. I even think these would make cute Christmas cards, even though I a blue and silver girl myself. The sentiments are from a MFT stamp set - All smiles and on the inside it reads "YOU ARE pretty amazing" and "YOU MAKE every day a happy one" also a MFT stamp set. Both were Free with $60 stamp sets years and years ago.
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These cards are also entered in Lawnscaping challenges #118 In with the old (MFT stamps, my flatback pearls and star confetti as shaker elements, also I dusted off an old bright raspberry pink Versa color pigment ink too)