Let's get hopping shall we? I'm first up on the hop, so you should have come here by way of the Die-Versions blog page.
Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.
Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another. Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer. The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.
Die-Versions is debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal) and Sparkle N Sprinkle is revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign. All stamp sets will be 20% off until Aug 3.
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A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th. You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.
We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it. We also hope that we have inspired you as well. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.)
The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today with lots of prizes and recognition badges. Find out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist with special recognition on the SNS Facebook page as well as the Creative Challenge Winner's post. From time to time, we also have special prizes just for Featured Artists. The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.
My card features all three of the stamp sets: the Pink Ribbon Background Set 408, Survivor Set 713 and the Awareness Set 414. I chose to compliment these sets with the Die-Versions Awareness Ribbon Words DV-485.
I began by die cutting the Sizzix Circle Flip-Its card base. My background cardstock was made by stamping the Pink Ribbon Background stamp on glossy white in Versamark. It was then heat embossed with White Detail. Memento Rose Bud ink was then rubbed over the entire surface and I wiped any excess ink off the white embossing with a tissue. The two panels were die cut from this prepared background and were adhered to the card base.
The two Spellbinders Standard Circles were cut and then I stamped the two sentiments in Versamark and heat embossed again with White Detail. The little ribbon was stamped after the circle had been applied with the ink. See the difference in the detail.
I attached a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape down the center of the middle panel, before attaching the inside sentiment. The exposed tape was covered in Cloud Nine Microfine Glitter and then the little ribbon was stamped on top of the Cloud Nine using the Rose Bud ink.
Now for the little ribbons! I took the three dies I wanted to use. There are six altogether in the set. I took three scraps that I had of Super Adhesive Sheets (big enough to fit the ribbon - you could also use the 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape). Place the adhesive on to white cardstock and put the die face down on the glossy protective side. Otherwise the wording will be backwards. Gently remove the protective backing from the letters only.
Raspberry Soda glitter was burnished into the spaces of the letters. Then I removed the rest of the shiny backing and Cloud Nine was applied to the rest of the ribbon. The ribbons were attached to the card with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.
Hope you've enjoyed the first of these Cancer Awareness projects. While I was photographing my project earlier this week, I thought how ironic that a little brown butterfly should land on my card. I wondered "had he been part of a butterfly release to commemorate cancer awareness". Nature amazes me every day! Here he is:
OK, that's all from me for now. Now after leaving a comment, you need to follow the little butterfly and flutter over to Patti's blog. She's from the Die-Versions team. I'm sure looking forward to seeing all the wonderful creations for the Cancer Awareness theme from both teams! If you get lost along the way or have a problem with a link, the complete list of Designers is located on both the Die-Versions Blog as well as the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog. Happy Hopping!