Think Pink This OctoberOctober 19, 2012 3:24 pm Cardmaking, Crafts
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor, Peg Rounds from Peg’s Crafting Corner.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it’s time to Think Pink! This design makes a great card or invitation to give to your friends and family to remind them to think pink and get themselves checked.
Run the card base through your die cut/embossing machine (Cuttlebug used here) by placing one flap of the card into the embossing folder (Madison Embossing Folder) and tuck the other one underneath the folder. Place it in the machine using the proper stack for embossing. Here the “stack” would be the white base plate, one B Plate, the back of the card, the embossing folder with the card front inside and another B Plate.
After you have embossed the card front, highlight the raised areas by lightly rubbing a pink ink pad over the top making sure to lay it flat on the paper and using a light circular motion to apply the ink. It will look like the picture below when you have finished. If there are areas that haven’t gotten ink on them or you would like it to show up darker go back over the design until you have achieved the look that you like. It, also, helps to allow the ink to dry a little after each application.
Cut a piece of pink patterned paper (The back side of the K & Company Spring Blossom Pansies paper used here) that measures 4” x 5 ½” and adhere it to the card base. It helps to use a wet glue (Tombow Mono Aqua) for this step because it holds better to the embossing and ink. Also, cut a piece of pink card stock (Super Value Pack) that measures 3” x 4 ½” and adhere it to the top of the patterned paper using a tape runner.
Print the ribbon out onto a piece of white card stock. It measures 2 ¼” at the bottom by 3” in length to fit onto the card.
Run a small line of wet glue (Tombow Mono Aqua) around the edges of the pink card stock and outline it using the Cupcake Doodlebug Doodle Twine. Trim the twine closely where it meets in the corner or overlap it for a different look.
Add the Pink Ribbon Stickled embellishment using the wet glue to adhere it.
Create several of these card invitations and send them to your friends and family to remind them to Think Pink this month, too. Don’t forget to send them to the men in your life. Men also can be victims of breast cancer so remind them to be checked, too!