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BCRF Courage in the CLASSroom

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my BCRF Courage post and step by step tutorial.  Ellen Hutson is holding a week long event to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It has been an honor to be involved in this wonderful project.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

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UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

Ellen Courage Banner

In honor of three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen, teamed up to find a way that they could make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives and actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. Together we have created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.

BCRF Stamp Die 

BCRF Die

We know that many of you are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer and we are turning to you for help. After much research our team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF please visit their website at https://www.bcrfcure.org/

Through this fundraiser, it is our goal to educate and raise money for research and support services for patients and survivors battling breast cancer.   $25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Won’t you join us?

Donate, stamp, share, create—there are many ways you can contribute!  Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how and to follow our progress.

Together we can!

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This fundraiser for BCRF is especially close to my heart as my older sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer two years ago.  The sentiment on my card today celebrates her being a SURVIVOR of breast cancer.

I love all the different layering images in this beautiful set and decided to use some of the parts and pieces to create a simple yet colorful background that would coordinated with the flower and foliage and yet allow the main focus of the card be the sentiment. I used Memento markers to apply ink to the stamps.  I started with the foliage pattern and tried to create a fairly random pattern.  Once it was finished I used the two small center flower stamps to add the pink and yellow images to the pattern.  I stamped and die cut several pieces of foliage and gently formed them with my fingers to add dimension.  I cut a few flowers using pink cardstock that matched the pink dots on my background and formed them with my stylus and molding pad.

BCRF Courage 1 right

I stamped the sentiment with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I applied a pink background to the sentiment layer and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage and flowers were arranged and attached to the sentiment layer using glossy accents.  I applied a tiny white pearl in the center of the flower to finish.

BCRF Courage 1 center

Here is a complete list of the designers participating in this special fund raising event.  I’m sure you will love seeing all the different projects made by this talented  group of designers.  This is a special cause close to each and everyone of our hearts.

Hop Roster:

 The CLASSroom 

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)

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Bouquet of Kindness

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple floral project to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Lily Trio, Foliage and Bouquet of Kindness.  For some reason this card was very hard to photograph and get the true colors. The flowers in all of my pictures turned out looking orange instead of the fuchsia pink.  I had to play around in my PaintShop Pro editing quite a bit to get fairly close to the real colors.

KC Impression Obsession Lily Trio 1 right

I cut the flowers and foliage using hot pressed watercolor paper and watercolored using ink applied to an acrylic block using Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves Memento markers.  I applied  Spectrum Noir Pink Garnet Sparkle to the flowers and buds.  I cut a piece of Lollipop cardstock to layer behind the sentiment.  None of my pink cardstock was quite the right color to match my flowers so I applied the Pink Garnet sparkle around the border and got almost a perfect match.  

I loosely arranged the flowers and foliage on my table to see how I wanted it to look on my card and began attaching the sections together with glossy accents. I placed the largest section of foliage first so it would be the base for the arrangement. Then I attached the flowers one at a time with glossy accents and then attached another section of foliage in front of the flower stems to cover.  I hand cut a few faux stems to attach the bottom of the bouquet to finish.  I secured my sentiment base in my MISTI with magnets, placed the sentiment where I wanted it to stamp, applied the green ink and stamped.  I love my MISTI.  It’s the best stamping tool ever.  I attached the sentiment layer to the pink base with mounting tape and then attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive.  I attached the bouquet in place using glossy accents and then attached a few tiny pieces of mounting tape in behind some of the foliage to hold the flowers in place.   This card is so much prettier in person than shows in these photos.  Oh well…..you can’t win them all.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Lily Trio 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Scribble Heart Wreath

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Scribble Heart paired with Foliage and Tiny Flowers.  The sentiment is from the Forest Flowers Stamp Set.  I had been giving thought for a while about how I would like to use the Scribble Heart.  I finally decided it would look beautiful as a heart shaped wreath with foliage and flowers.  I couldn’t resist doing it in red which makes it look like a Valentine but I think it can be used for any occasion.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 left

I started by placing my card base in my MISTI and securing it in place with the magnets.  I placed the sentiment stamp along the lower edge of the card where I wanted it to be stamped, lowered the top of the MISTI to attach the stamp, applied black versafine ink and stamped the sentiment.  I attached the white and red layers together with ATG adhesive, attached mounting tape to the back and attached it to the card base.  I cut the heart die and attached thin strips of mounting tape to key spots on the back and attached it to the white and red layered square. 

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 center

I cut a foliage pieces apart to create smaller sections to use for the floral arrangement.   I formed the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage using glossy accents.  I tied a small multi loop bow and attached it to the heart using glue dots and then tucked the floral foliage sections in under the bow and attached them in place with glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the flower arrangement.  I like how the heart creates the appearance of a wreath with the flowers and foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Scribble Heart 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.00” square

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Sunny Bunnies Scene

Good Sunday afternoon!  I have a sweet bunny scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies Stamp Set and Sunny Bunnies Die Set.  I created a scene around the bunnies using the Foliage set , Small Grass Border, the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up,  tiny flowers made using the Fiskars 1/4” Flower Punch and framed the scene using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 right

I started by attaching the Small Grass Border and Grassy Hillside to the back of the frame using double stick tape.  I attached mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the scalloped layer.  I created the double matted frame using the largest scalloped frame in the set and a Spellbinders Nestabilities Matting Basics A.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 center

I used my MISTI to stamp the images on hot pressed watercolor paper using black versafine.  I stamped each of the images a few times so I could cut some of the main pieces to paper piece to create dimension. Sadly my paper piecing doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I used Distress reinkers to watercolor the images by placing a small dot of ink into the lid of the matching ink pad.  I paper pieced the head ribbon, yellow collar and arm of the girl bunny and the yellow and blue jacket of the boy bunny.  I attached the pieces  with rolled up glue dots.  These sweet images are pretty small for a full sized card so I took a closer view so you can get a good look at how cute they are.

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 close

I cut the foliage sections and hand punched several of each colored flowers.  I used my small tipped stylus and molding pad to form the flowers and attached them to the foliage sections with glue dots.  I tucked the foliage sections in behind the grass layers and attached them with glossy accents.  I attached both images to the card base using mounting tape. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunny Bunnies 2 left

I have gotten several of the Impression Obsession coordinating stamp and die sets.  I am so happy that I have my hand held Dremel to make fast work of filing down the sharp edges of the dies once they are cut apart.  I have mentioned the Dremel several times over the last couple of years but thought I’d mention it again. If you don’t have one of these wonderful tools and you use lots of dies then you will definitely want to add it to your wish list. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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