Rose Garden for Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Cancer Awareness, Rose Garden Thinlit, by Krista Thomas,, copyright Stampin' Up!

Since last month I have been prepping projects for SplitCoastStampers Creative Crew, and one of our challenges was to create a card for a little-known May “holiday”. And there were some weird ones, such as Scurvy Awareness Day and There’s a Hole in My Bucket Day. During the process I also discovered that May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and how ironic that my dear sister was diagnosed with brain cancer this month. The ribbon color for brain cancer is grey, so I went about making a couple of cards with my sister’s condition heavy on my heart.
For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, please pray for Janet. She is scheduled for a right frontal lobotomy on May 23 and we are praying for a successful surgery, healing and stamina throughout the process of radiation and possible chemo.  We serve a big God and all things are possible, nothing is too big and we believe He is able to do all that we ask and much more.

To make the background for this card, I used the Paper Towel Stamping Technique as I shared in the previous post on May 16.  That was done on a Smoky Slate panel measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Then I cut out the Rose Garden Thinlit from that same panel, keeping the negative image (or the “trash” part) for the card.  It was layered over a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic Gray panel.  Then I cut out a white rose, again with the Rose Garden Thinlit and glued that piece into the opening on the gray panels.  Even though it looks as though I puzzle-pieced the rose, I didn’t.  It’s just glued into the negative space on the card.  Pretty simple and I hope that makes sense!

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