Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Be Inspired #89

Today's Cuttlebug Challenge is a case of BIG things come in small packages!! Our challenge this week is to create something with INCHIES! This is only my second 'inchie' project, and it is a very special card for a very special lady.

I created this card for my niece, Jessica, who is fighting a very valiant fight with Breast Cancer. She is in the midst of her chemo treatments now, and is a strong and courageous young mother.

I saw this new set of stamps from JustRight Stampers at StampFest over the weekend, and was so impressed with this quote from Christopher Reeves...and Jessica believes this, too. We all do. We know that with God in charge, anything IS possible.
For the card base I chose Marco's paper in a shimmery pink, and used a Sizzix embossing plate in my Cuttlebug. I decided not to cover up too much of it, so the pink ribbon motif would be visible all around. The next layer is a Martha Stewart edge punch, topped with a solid cardstock square that has been embossed on the Scor-It to give the deep grid impressions. This allowed the perfect alignment for the placement of the inchies. The white ones are punched with a 1" square punch. I adhered them to the dark green cardstock and then hand trimmed the thin border edge. They were stamped in Memento Ink and then painted with Smooch Ink and a blender pen. The center square is layered once more with another white layer that has been inked with Gold Lame' Smooch ink, and then adhered with dimensionals.

Please do two things this week....make your appointment for your mammogram, and head over to Cuttlebug Challenge, and participate in this week's challenge by making your own inchie creation! The Design Team has a lot of fun inspiration waiting for you!

Happy crafting ~


June Houck said...

So pretty and feminine, Betty! Great card :)

Bonnie McLain said...

Oh Betty... I finally got on here... trying to make a go of each night one girl to download.. and then keep on going... I might get there soon...

I LOVE this card that you made for the inchies very feminine as June said... but just so sweet to... love all the colors you have so nicely put together... great card...

Anonymous said...

Hi Betty:)

Wow this card is the embossing and tiny stamps :) TFI

Enjoy the rest of your week:)x

Anonymous said...

Love this card - the quote is so right :)