Artistic Avenger

In Honour of Women


May is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I thought I’d start this month with the first of many pink cards to come this month. And, this may be one of the most special ones too.

I started with the idea of a dear friend who lost her Mother three years ago. What she does to honour her Mom is to buy a pair of new shoes (her Mom loved shoes!). With the anniversary of her Mom’s passing being tomorrow, I thought I’d make a special card for one of the most special women I know.

The sketch idea for this card came from the Stamping 411 sketch this week and the colours are pink – all different shades.

The base of the card is Rose Red and I layered it with Pretty in Pink and then Whisper White. The panel in the upper 2/3rds is Rose Red and I layered with some Presto Patterns Designer paper. I used my sponge daubers and Pretty In Pink and Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pads. Because no card is complete without ribbon, I added a strip of 5/8″ Regal Rose grosgrain.

I inked up the Ribbon of Hope stamp in Pretty in Pink ink and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. I then used my Rose Red marker and coloured the word “hope” from Hope Happens and stamped it on the ribbon. I then distressed the edges and mounted it on Rose Red cardstock.

I then added an ampersand of chipboard which I inked up with Rose Red craft ink. I then stamped the “new shoes” image from Things I Love in Regal Rose. I punched it out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch and then layered it on a 1 3/8″ Rose Red circle.

To finish it off, I stamped the “remember” stamp from Define Your Life in Pretty in Pink on the bottom of the Whisper White layer and then again in Rose Red on some scrap. I cut out the word “remember” and adhered over with dimensionals.

Now, to honour two more women – the winners of my sketch challenge! I had some great entries and have been able to honour two of you with FREE passes to UStamp with Dawn and Friends.

The winners are…..

Erica Cerwin


Mary Jo Price-Williams

You will both receive information directly from the UStamp gals – CONGRATULATIONS! And thanks so much for playing!


11 thoughts on “In Honour of Women

  1. Yay! Yay! Yay!!! thanks so much Carrie!!!

  2. Thank you so much! I am excited and honored. It was a great sketch that I will use again and again.

  3. Beautiful card and sentiment!

  4. These cards are beautiful! What a wonderful tribute to your friends mother with her card to remember her anniversary!
    Thanks to all three of you for sharing these with us.
    Happy May ~

  5. Wow!!! Great story behind the pink card. I love it!!! Thanks also for sharing the other cards as well. What a treat, like triple bonus time here at your blog. Sweet!

  6. What a wonderful tribute to your friend’s mother!!! The card is beautiful….as always!!!

    Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

  7. LOVE the first card especially! I may have to do something like this!

  8. Beautiful card! I love to hear a wonderful story to go along with a card. And this one is precious. What a fun way to remember her mother, with a new pair of shoes! TFS!

  9. This card is beautiful. I love the way you’ve customized it to be so special for your friend. Great job as always 🙂

  10. Great job, Carrie…like usual your cards blow me away. What a sweet message for your friend.

  11. WOW!!! This card is beautiful!! Love all the different shades of pink you used!! Great job and thanks for playing along with us!!

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