Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Sending You Love and Strength

Today I'm playing along in a new-to-me challenge: Daring Cardmakers

This was just the challenge I needed to get my mojo going. A dear friend recently asked me to make some handmade cards for her to send to four of her friends who are currently battling cancer. The description of Viva Magenta on the Daring Cardmakers Challenge blog prompted me to check out the description of this color on the Pantone website. You can read more about it HERE but not only do they say that this color promotes joy and optimism but they also say it's "expressive of a new signal of strength" and refer to Viva Magenta as "brave and fearless." I found this all so inspiring and immediately got to work on a Viva Magenta card. Here's my creation:

The butterfly is hot foiled---LOVE the shimmer and shine!!!

Color was applied to the hot foiled butterfly image using blending brushes, the coordinating butterfly stencils and inks (all supplies are listed at the bottom of my post).

Thank you so much for visiting.

Have a great day!



Stamps: Just Sentiments - Thinking of You (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), It's A Girl/Party Dress/Flirty Fuchsia/Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler)

Hot Foiling Plate: Butterflies (Pinkfresh Studio)

Glimmer Hot Foil: Pewter (Spellbinders)

Cardstock: White (Neenah), Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)

Dies: Butterflies (Pinkfresh Studio), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Sparkling Diamonds (Pinkfresh Studio)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Connect Glue (Gina K) 



  1. Gorgeous card, Lisa! This will definitely lift the spirit of one battling that awful disease.

  2. Beautiful effect with the foiling and the colour looks just lovely for this kind of card, I know we never feel we can do much when friends have this kind of battle on their hands but little acts of thoughtfulness (like a handmade card) can go a long way. Thank you for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

  3. Your card is beautiful. I hope those who receive these special cards will feel the positive vibes that are sent with them.Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  4. Absolutely PERFECT for the recipient. The description of the colors, the stunning butterfly and the lovely sentiment - it's all just right.