United We Conquer! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

In honor of their mothers, Ellen, Julie, and Chaitali teamed up to find a way they could make a difference and pay tribute to these special women – whose lives were all affected by breast cancer – while actively contributing to finding a cure. Together they created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.


This set was made especially to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is available from today at www.ellenhutson.com. BCRF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

$25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Every dollar helps: for example, $25 funds half an hour of research.) You can also donate directly at the Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser Page on BCRF’s website.

Please join us!
Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser Page on the BCRF website to learn more and follow our fundraising progress! Together we can #betheend!

As you can see, the Courage set is a veritable garden of layerable images. I wanted to make a bold, vibrant card and was totally inspired by Rifle Paper Co’s florals (which they often pair with a dark background). That can be a challenge with ink and paper, but the matching dies make it a breeze. I used a combination of Memento and Distress Inks to get the bright colors I was hoping for (using embossing ink to prime the stamps for the best, smoothest coverage), did a quick line of sewing with gold thread across the top of the sentiment layer, popped it up, layered the florals around it (some popped up as well, others flat), and finished it with a few flat, gold sequins.

Continue the hop by heading over to Carly’s blog. (And just in case, the full hop list is below for reference.) Thanks so much for stopping by and being a part of the BCRF Fundraiser release. 

The CLASSroom 
Lisa Adametz
Sandy Allnock
Kelly Alvarez
Laurel Beard
Heather Campbell
Kittie Caracciolo
Darlene DeVries
Julie Ebersole
Lydia Fiedler
Sharon Harnist
Jennifer McGuire
Heather Meeson <—– you’re here
Carly Tee Minner
Chaitali Narla
Carolyn Peeler
Catherine Pooler
Nichol Spohr
Julia Stainton
Carissa Wiley

Thanks for stopping by! 

supplies used: 
essentials by ellen, courage stamp & die set
memento dew drop ink pad, pistachio
memento dew drop ink pad, northern pine
memento dew drop ink pad, tangelo
memento dew drop ink pad, morocco
memento dew drop ink pad, lilac posies
memento dew drop ink pad, dandelion
memento dew drop ink pad, bahama blue
ranger archival ink pad, jet black
ranger distress mini ink pad, mustard seed

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  1. Wow! Your design set on black is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being part of the blog hop.

  2. Beautiful card! The colorful flowers really pop against that black backdrop. Great sentiment and a great cause. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your card is beautiful! Love that black background. What a super set of stamps for a great cause!

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