Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This blog post is waaaaaaaaay overdue, but better late than never :)

The June HCCC was certainly challenging. I decided to make a card of encouragement for a student at my school that is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia.

Here's a look at the finished product:

I really wanted the orange ribbon to pop (since orange is the ribbon colour for leukemia), so I kept the background as neutral as possible, complimenting the orange with some light purple cardstock.

Part of the challenge forced us to make a card that wasn't a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 single fold card. I wasn't getting inspired by any unique folding techniques, so I opted to make a simple postcard.

I have always wanted a stamp set with an Eiffel Tower in it, and recently picked up a Tim Holtz set on sale at Michael's. I couldn't think of a more suitable use for it than this postcard of encouragement.

I hope that the recipient can find a measure of comfort in this small token, and pray that the treatment grants the student strength and restores them to good health.