Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards

You’re Strong

Hello all and Happy Friday!

“You’re Strong”, a card that I created for this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches, color challenge #294 and also for my entry for their DT call. This week’s color challenge is Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Berry Burst. Those are the perfect colors for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


First, I started to mask off a square with masking tape onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card stock (110 lbs). Next, I stamped the flower from Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Flowers 2 with VersaMark Ink onto the middle of the masked square and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ White Embossing Powder.  Then, I used the ink blending tools to blend the colors, Picked Raspberry, Spur Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks, onto the square. I wiped away the excess ink and the white embossing flower appeared bright white with the embossed resist technique. After I peeled off the masking tape, I used the coloring pencils to color the flower to darken it.
While waiting for the ink to dry, I die-cut the “Strong” sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s Essentials By Ellen four times with some Neenah White card stock (80 lbs) scraps. I ink blended it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink to match the color of the square.  Next, I stamped the sentiment “you are” with VersaFine Black Ink and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ Clear Embossing Powder.

To finish the card, I trimmed the card panel to 4″ by 5.25″ and adhered it onto an A2 sized Bazzill, Candy Hearts card base and added the “Strong” sentiment to the card panel.


I hope you like the card. Thanks for visiting and see you next time! Have a great weekend!


14 thoughts on “You’re Strong”

  1. What a gorgeous card! I am so happy that you’ve joined our DT call, Holly! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Hugs x


  2. Fabulous CAS card. Love how you mixed up the black stamped/embossed sentiment and the die cut part of the sentiment. Thank you for joining us for this week’s CC&S Challenge.


  3. The white embossing is stunning against the blended background! You’ve created a gorgeous, elegant card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CC&S! Please be sure to join us again soon for another challenge! 🙂


  4. Gorgeous card! Love the blended background! Great choice in word dies too! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S! Can’t wait to see your DT submission for next week!


  5. So pretty. Your ink blending is seamless and such a beautiful image to go with the sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at CC&S and good luck in the DT call. Hugs Bev x


  6. This is just wonderful! You’re blended background is beautiful and I really like how you added the color pencils to the flower. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!


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