Ribbon of Courage

I consider myself an equal opportunity stamper...while Close To My Heart is my first love, you will often see me creating with other brands as well.  When I came across the Ribbon of Courage stamp set by Stampin Up....I knew it was a must have.  Sadly, breast cancer is predominate in my family.  I was inspired by the sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players to create this card for a family member.

 I was inspired by the Design Team to create some tone on tone stamping in the background.  I stamped my sentiments and then sponged on the same color ink with a stencil for added texture. My shimmer trim tape started out as white, and I sponged on pink ink to it as well. My complete card is created with Pixie ink...but my camera certainly does not appreciate the pink on my shimmer trim. I promise it all coordinates in person!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Ribbon of Courage Stamp & Die Set by Stampin Up
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5773 Pixie Cardstock
Z2844 Pixie Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Scallop Border Die-Crafter's Companion
Oval Die, Banner Die-Unknown
Dot Stencil-Tim Holtz
Pink Bling-Unknown

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Stencil It
Sparkles Forum Challenges-Embossing
Sunny Day Crafting-Tic Tac Toe ( I am really close to a Black Out on this board, but will go with Sentiment, Stamp and Embossing)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card!I'm praying for a cure! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Allisa, this is gorgeous and a beautiful way to feature the stamp set. Love your background tone-on-tone stamping--exactly what I had in mind for the sketch! I am certain that the heartfelt sentiment behind this handmade card will be treasured by the recipient. Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players.

  3. A really gorgeous creation Allisa. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. Very pretty card, sorry to hear that this dreaded illness runs in your family.

  5. Marvelous! Thanks for sharing at Sunny Day Crafting.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  6. Fabulous Allisa. I love the simple pink and white color scheme - it really helps us to focus on the main elements - and meaning of the card. Beautifully done and I know that your family member will appreciate the sentiment and this wonderful card.
    so glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. What a fantastic card with a great message! Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

  9. A fabulous card, love all the details and layers! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x


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