Show you care...

Be Aware!
That´s what I wrote on the inside of this card.
It´s my first breast cancer awareness card, but it won´t be the last because I´m making a few more. And while looking for a sentiment to add to my card before starting it I searched for "breast cancer quotes", and I come across some very bad comments about the campaigns of awareness, the pink color, the humorous quotes (they said) are not taking seriously the illness, and it left me thinking about it... Cancer is bad enough to take it slightly, true, but it´s bad enough as not to try to make the best of it. Life is short and most of the times it´s not a bed of roses, but through my personal experience I learnt to make the best of every situation, lift up my face to the sun and keep forward, so to be truthful to those brave woman who face cancer, I made my card pink because I care!
Here is a closer picture of the image, I´m using Support, a freebie Stef (from Glitterbabe) so generously gave. I colored the image with colored pencils and glittered the filigree with silver glitter. I used a scrap of cardstock (from my stash), a scrap of patterned paper (from Jaime), and a gorgeous paper I bought a few days ago, it has a wonderful texture and a bit of transparency.
I tied a ribbon on the front, embellished it with a rose (I made another one before here) and hand wrote the sentiment with a gray marker.
I hope you like it!
I´m playing with this card at:
Glitterbabe´s Challenge #10: free up a freebie
Sundays with Crissy challenge #9: sparkle and shine
Creative Inspirations challenge #42: anything except square or rectangle

9 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card for a great cause. TFS.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omword!!!! this is fabulous! wow!!!!! TOTAL CREATIVITY! WOW!

and thank you so much for submitting it to glitterbabe's challenge!

hugs :)

Dorcas said...

THanks for joining us, Ileana at Creative INspirations with such a thoughtful card. Great work. :-)

Cheryl said...

hi hunny,you know what I think of your creativity and this one is no exception,as you have shown great care thought and detail in this and its just brilliant bless you for playing along at creative inspirations,hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Amy Johnson said...

This is fabulous! And its such a great cause too. congrats on joining the 1 Love Cute Stamps DT!

Vintage Milly said...

Oh it's fabulous! Well done you!
Thanks for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations. What a great shaped card - so effective, you have done a great job here,
Em.x

JLJ Designs said...

I love this card! The body shape of the card is wonderful and the colors are really pretty.

Jennifer

Lisa said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this month!

craftykitten said...

Great card for a fantastic cause. Great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us in our shaped card challenge at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Dawn x