Color Yourself Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Card

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Peg Rounds

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Color Yourself Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Card

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so it’s time to get yourself checked out.  Create and send this watercolor notecard to your friends and family to remind them to get checked, too.  Color your month in pink to help fight breast cancer.

Begin by cutting a piece of watercolor paper using a paper trimmer to measure 3 ¼” x 4” and lay it aside to prepare the ribbon.

Print the ribbon template onto a piece of printer paper and cut out using a pair of scissors.  Now using a light box, trace the outline onto a piece of watercolor paper and cut it out.  The watercolor paper is heavier and will withstand the paint and water when it is removed from the project.

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Add some tape from a tape runner to the back of the ribbon and place it on the first piece of watercolor paper that you trimmed.

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Brush the pink watercolor paint over the entire piece.  It may warp some, but it’s ok.  It will lay flat when dry or you can use a warm iron flatten it.

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While it is still wet use a paintbrush dipped in rubbing alcohol and splatter it onto the paint.  Timing for this step is very important.  If the paint is still too wet the water will be pushed away by the alcohol.  If it is too dry, it will not push the paint away and will not create the mottled effect.

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Allow the paint to completely dry and carefully remove the ribbon template.

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Outline the ribbon in with a black marker to make it stand out and to finish off the edges.

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Now use one of your favorite dies, the Valiant die by Spellbinders was used here, and die cut a pink piece of patterned paper in your die cut machine.

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Attach the ribbon piece to the die cut piece with the tape runner and then adhere it to a 4 /14” x 5 ½” card base that was created from white cardstock.

Punch the words out of cardstock using the Alphabet Punch by Martha Stewart and adhere them using either a glue pen or a Xyron machine.

Now head to the mailbox and mail off your reminders and stop by your doctor’s office and get checked today.  Don’t forget to wear your pink to show that you support the cause, too!  This October be sure to color yourself pink!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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