Saturday, October 07, 2017

World Cardmaking Day: Be Brave Challenge #1

Happy World Cardmaking Day, my wonderfully creative friends!

Today, my friends and I from Fun Stampers Journey are celebrating the day with three simple cardmaking challenges that we have also challenged ourselves to. The challenges will be released periodically throughout the day at 8am PST, 1pm PST and 6pm PST on the Fun Stampers Journey Blog.   We will each be sharing our projects with you on our personal blogs, as well as our Facebook pages, to inspire you to make your own card(s) today.

Fun Stampers Journey is currently in the process of collecting cards for their Be Brave Card Drive, so all three of the challenges will be geared toward challenging you to make a card themed for this particular card drive. Last year, the card drive collected 475 cards last year, and this year they hope to top that with 500+ cards to send to a Breast Cancer non-profit organization to give encouraging messages to patients and caregivers in need.

What is this card drive?  FAQs are here, but the basics are this:

If you are participating, please send in your 4 1/4" x 5 1/2' card to the Journey Station by Friday, October 27, 2017.

Mail to:
Fun Stampers Journey
Attn: Be Brave
1125 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Building 4, Suite 141
Phoenix, AZ 85027

The coolest part is this.....ANYONE can participate, and you do NOT have to use Fun Stampers Journey products to participate!

You are encouraged to write on the inside of your cards!

Here is what I will be writing inside mine:
Throughout this journey you are on, you’ll notice that some days you’ll be living minute by minute, and some days you’ll be able to tackle hour by hour, while others you’ll be able to conquer the entire day with the bravest of braves. We all have our battles to face, and I’m so very sorry that a diagnosis of cancer is yours, but know this….strength doesn’t reside in having never been broken----because we are all broken---but, instead, it lies in the COURAGE required to grow STRONG in the broken parts. I have complete faith that you will grow STRONG from this unexpected journey your life has taken.
Be BRAVE, beautiful soul.Be STRONG.Have COURAGE.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
Prayers going up for you from Columbus, Ohio!
XO,Tania Willis
Soooooo, onto the first challenge!

CHALLENGE #1 Create a card Be Brave card using NO Pink.

So for my card I stuck with simple layers, yet full of texture.

To re-create this card:
1. Cut a 4" x 5 1/2" Whip Cream panel and emboss using the I Heart embossing folder - affix to 4 1/4" x 11" Pineapple Smoothie piece of cardstock folded in half to fold a top folding card base.

2. Die-cut a Pineapple Smoothie Journey Circle and affix to center of card front.

3. Flick card front with Silver Silk and Sparkle Silk.

4. Die-cut small tag from Pool Play cardstock using Tag Set Steel Rule Die - slip a double strand of Journey Twine through hole and slip ends through a slip knot. Pop up on center of die-cut circle.

5. Affix a double-wide strip of striped deco strip stickers to Whip Cream cardstock - trim to  3" in length - pop up a bottom of tag.

6. Stamp heart from Hello Love Stamp Set (SS-0485) on Whip Cream cardstock using Cranberry Bliss ink - detail cut around image. Pop up on tag.

7. Stamp "Have Courage" sentiment from Take Action Stamp Set (SS-0449) using Black Licorice ink - detail cut around image or die-cut using Take Action Die Set (DI-0310). Pop up on top of stamped heart.

8. Affix Candy Minis.

See ya back here at 1pm PST with CHALLENGE #2.....Happy Crafting!

Hello Love Stamp Set / SS-0485
Take Action Stamp Set / SS-0449
Take Action Die Set / DI-0310
Tag Set Steel Rule Die / SR-0014
I Heart Embossing Folder / EF-0014
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Cranberry Bliss True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0049
Whip Cream Cardstock / CS-0040
Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock / CS-0026
Pool Play Cardstock / CS-0092
Silver Silk / IP-0090
Sparkle Silk / IP-0126
Journey Twine Natural / AC-0005
Candy Minis AC-0135
Deco Strips Black AC-0285

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