Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Ribbon of Courage

October is not just about pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, black cats and trick or treat.  For more than 30 years, October has been synonymous with “Pinktober” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  If you watch professional football, then you have seen the players wearing pink cleats, pink sweatbands, pink socks and/or pink towels on their waists.  If you are a breast cancer survivor or the friend and family member of one, then you most likely have participated in one or more of the “Susan G. Komen 3-day Race for the Cure” events.

I wanted to take a moment and create a special card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and had the perfect bundle of products to work with from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog by Stampin’ Up!  As I have commented before, this particular stamp set – Ribbon of Courage – was designed by Patty Bennett after she reached $1,000,000.00 (that’s ONE MILLION DOLLARS) in career sales as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

The cancer ribbon, flowers and leaves were all cut using the Support Ribbon Framelits dies that coordinate with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  I may have gone a little overboard on this card (I likely could have used just one of the flowers), but I’m not really a “less is more” kind of person.

You really cannot tell from the photos, but I cut the flower in both Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock and layered them using dimensionals, offsetting the petals slightly.  I also curled the flowers with my bone folder.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding any of the other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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