ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage

ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage Alopecia card from theartfulinker.com

Hi there!  How are you today?  We have something special for you today with our colors of courage theme for the ICS blog hop. You can find a pretty good list of support/awareness ribbon colors and causes here. My creation is for Alopecia.  Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss. It effects 6.8 million people in the U.S. I’ve come to my awareness kind of sideways through Facebook.  I’ve been so impressed with a young teenager who has Alopecia. See, her mom regularly shares pictures. My ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage is in honor of her.   Sometimes she is bewigged, sometimes she’s wearing a blue bandana but my favorite pictures were from a fashion shoot where she did not cover her head.  She’s a strong, beautiful person. Here’s a link for more information on Alopecia.

ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage

ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage card for Alopecia from theartfulinker.com

The awareness ribbon color for Alopecia is blue.

So for my card base and first layer, I used Pacific Point cardstock.

Then, I added a layer of Whisper White.

On that layer, I stamped the two sizes of hearts from Ribbon of Courage.

The hearts were embossed in Clear.

ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage card for Alopecia - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Next, I used watercolored with Pacific Point ink

before sponging on more Pacific Point around the edges.

After that, I embossed the ribbon in Pacific Point on Pacific Point cardstock.

The ribbon was cut with the Support Ribbon Framelits.

For the sentiment, I embossed “courage” from Ribbon of Courage.

Then, I cut it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

See a chart of alternate punch ideas here.

To finish, I added the looping strip of Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my ICS Blog Hop Ribbon of Courage card!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Candy Ford
    October 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Love this! Great layout!

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      Sara Levin
      October 10, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Candy! I’m not sure you can make a bad card with this stamp set.

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    Nichole Loe
    October 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    This card is lovely! I really like the emboss resist background!

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      Sara Levin
      October 10, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Thank you Nichole! I really must think to use this technique more often.

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    Anastasia
    October 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

    A great story and a great card to go with it. Love the blue colors with the embossed background!

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      Sara Levin
      October 10, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Anastasia. She’s so upbeat a card in her honor needed to be too!

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    Darla Roberts
    October 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    So pretty! Love the Pacific Point. Thanks for the instructions too. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Sara Levin
      October 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Darla! I do try to be helpful by sharing instructions.

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    createwithcheryl
    October 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    What a beautiful card, Sara!! Love the embossed resist technique!! Gorgeous background!

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      Sara Levin
      October 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you Cheryl — that’s not a technique I use often but it’s a good one!

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    Megan T
    October 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I absolutely love the watercolor background!!

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      Sara Levin
      October 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Megan — such an easy way to play with color!

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    Joni
    October 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Pretty, bright & cheery!! Perfect!!

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      Sara Levin
      October 7, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Joni! Cheery is good 🙂

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    Janey Backer
    October 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I love the watercolor wash – so pretty!

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      Sara Levin
      October 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you Janey! Watercolor wash resist is such an easy background for a different kind of look.

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    Terri Takashige
    October 5, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful bright card Sara! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sharon Burkert
    October 5, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Lovely card. I love how social media connects us in so many different ways

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      Sara Levin
      October 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      I agree Sharon, there are things I would never know if it weren’t for social media.

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    Tammy Dunlap
    October 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I love your heart water color background! That looks amazing!

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    Audra Monk
    October 4, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    A very pretty card. I like all the layers of color.

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    deb
    October 4, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Wow Sara….what a great share and very pretty card.

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    Karie B Stampin' Up Demonstrator
    October 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Nice card – thanks for sharing.

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