Welcome to the second week of my collaboration with my friend Debra Davison of Meticulosity. We are doing a coffee and card collaboration every Sunday for the entire month of October. This week we decided to focus on the color pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. For my card I opted to focus on the people who take care of those suffering with cancer; whether that be a doctor, a nurse, caregiver, family member or friend. Coping with cancer is hard on everyone involved and I wanted this card to pay homage to those who are strong in the face of something horrible because I really do think they make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. For my card I started by layering on a piece of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP that I had embossed using a honeycomb embossing folder from Momenta. I then prepped a piece of Canson coldpress watercolor paper using my EK Success powder tool and stamping the images from Unity Stamp Company's You Can & You Will stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I then heat set the ink by sprinkling on some clear embossing powder by Zing. I stamped the butterfly image twice...once onto to main focal panel and again onto a second piece so I could heat emboss it and fussy cut out the three butterflies. Using Tim Holtz distress inks in spun sugar, picked raspberry, and black soot I watercolored the background using a smooshing technique and added some flecks of black by flicking my brush against the back of my hand. I painted the three separate butterflies and mounted them up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I popped the butterflies up using small pieces of Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. As for my coffee, again...my choice is always going to be black Seattle's Best French Roast. I know...boring! Please pop on over to Deb's page and show her some blogger love by leaving a comment and/or subscribing! Thank you for stopping by!
Welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting! I'm a medical assistant who loves running, hiking, cycling, coffee (sometimes too much coffee), and creating fun things in my spare time. I'm a single mom to two wonderful grown children and Grandma to two beautiful granddaughters! I love sharing my card creations with my friends and the crafting world. To subscribe to my blog please click the "follow" button below or enter your email address in the "follow by email" box to the right.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb-Part 2
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What a wonderful idea -- a card to honor caregivers ... I absolutely love it !! Having been an ICU nurse for 25 years, I was in the caregiver role many many times for these patients and their support systems.. This past year, I took on the role as cancer patient. And I know that I couldn't have done it without the many caregivers in my life !! Thank you so much for this amazing post ...
Hello Celeste! Smile... I just popped over from Debra's Blog and I am loving this idea of coffee and cards and blog sharing! Your card is just stunning... thanks so much for sharing... from your newest blog follower... PS... you can check me out if you like at www.lynnesartworld.blogspot.com
This is beautiful, Celeste! I love that sentiment!
this is awesome Celeste!
Aw I love that you are recognizing the caregiver, Celeste. It's a hard job as well. I pretty much was "on call" for my sister when she needed cheering up or just to have me sit at her bedside while she was sick. I don't know how anyone can go through that ordeal without a good support system.
This is lovely, what a wonderful butterfly!
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