The past few weeks have been full of emotionally hard cards to make. You can read about the sympathy cards I made a couple of weeks ago with my stamparatus here. Today is unfortunately no exception. I have a friend who recently was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent brain radiation. The cancer was actually from her melanoma which was found a few years ago and she had surgery to remove it. But unfortunately it has come back and found its way to her brain. When I discovered this, I quickly decided I was going to make a card for her using the Ribbon of Courage stampset.
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Inspiration for this Card
I searched Pinterest to find a design I liked and then put my own spin on it. Check out my pinterest board with all pins featuring Ribbon of Courage. I found a multi-fold card that Kim from Crafting Buddy created using Ribbon of Courage in Pink (for breast cancer) and I thought it was beautiful. So I decided to use that for my inspiration and created one unique for my friend.
Did you know that most illnesses have colors that represents them?
My friend also has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), so I decided to google colors that represents different cancers and illnesses. I found a great reference here that has a huge list of illnesses (not just cancer) and the colors that represents them. So I determined that orange represented MS, grey represented brain cancer, and Melanoma was represented by black. I decided that I did not want to use orange and black because it would be too Halloweenish, so I decided to go with orange and grey. The Stampin' Up! colors I chose were Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate, and Whisper White.
I didn't have any dimensions to go by, so I worked on a design and documented all of the dimensions. You can get a copy of the FREE PDF down at the bottom of this post.
Techniques I used
I used my Simply Scoring Board to score the Pumpkin Pie card base so that it would fold from the top and the bottom. Then I used my Stamparatus to create a stamp off the page effect for both the gray strips as well as the whisper white panel on the front.
I wanted the sentiment stamped on the inside card to peek out in between the top flap and the bottom flap, so I put some post it notes to mask off the area I did not want to stamp.
Once all of the stamping was done, I assembled the different panels. The inside panel is slightly smaller than the front panel as to hide it underneath the front panel.
Here's the video of the entire card tutorial. Enjoy!
Here are a few more pics of the final project.
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