|I Can't Imagine my Journey Without You|
Often you can't find an actual "stroke survivor stamp" so I improvise. Encouragement cards of all kinds would work - but I love it when I can make it more "stroke related". I always love to use ribbon of encouragement cards - they can be for breast cancer, stroke survivors, autism, all kinds of things. I love that because we need to support ALL of these things. There are too many people suffering and support of any kind can make a difference. Plus, an encouragement card specific to their particular battle makes a huge difference in their battle. It means a lot to them; I know it means the world to me when I receive something stroke related.
So, that is why I used these awesome Unity Stamp Co. stamps for these stroke survivor and stroke encouragement cards. I stamped the first card with the Unity Stamp Co Cure Girl stamp on watercolor paper and colored them in the with Spectrum Noir colored pencil sets. I colored the ribbons red for stroke awareness and stroke survivors. I used glossy accents on the red ribbons to make them stand out. I then added the panel on top of a piece of card stock from my Scarlet Lime Planner Society monthly kit that I had cut out with the Blueprints 24 die from My Favorite Things. I also used a piece of Tim Holtz embossed woodgrain paper and then rubbed gold ink over it with the Memento gold dew drop ink pad. I added that panel to the card with foam tape to give it some dimension. I then stamped the sentiment with Avery Elle Papaya ink to match the background. This was all added to a piece of card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut down to A2 size and scored for a top folding card.
|Unity Stamp Co Cure Girls Stamp|
|Cure Girls card supplies|
The second stroke encouragement card I made was also with a Unity Stamp Co. stamp (can you tell I love them??!!). The Unity Stamp Co. Pain and Strength tree stamp set was perfect for this card. I loved the image and I loved the sentiment! Like I said - perfect! I stamped the image onto white card stock and colored it in with the same Spectrum Noir colored markers. I then die cut a circle frame with the Lawn Fawn stitched die circles and lifted that up with the foam tape. I also cut a stitched marbled gray piece of card stock from that same Scarlet Lime Planner kit. I added the sentiment with Avery Elle Vino ink onto a top folding card I made with some Simon Says Stamp paper and then added some Studio Calico rhinestones to the card as well as the centers of the larger flowers. Another perfect encouragement card!
|The Pain You Endure Eventually Becomes Your Strength|
|Supplies for the Pain & Strength encouragement card|
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