I love this card. It's a spin-off from a design that was in Stampin' Success, a monthly publication from Stampin' Up! for demonstrators. The base of the card is Melon Mambo, stamped around the edges with the swirly design from Strength & Hope. That little added something really increases the elegance factor, in my opinion.
I purchased this set in wood, so I needed to use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get great placement on my butterflies. I used Basic Gray, Old Olive and Melon Mambo inks...a combination I got from the Color Coach. To me it symbolizes how flowers start in yuckiness (Basic Gray dirt), pop out of the dirt (Old Olive) and bloom into a beautiful flower (Melon Mambo). That's the hope that every cancer survivor should experience...not only as hope but as reality!
There's a layer of Basic Gray in there, but the other wonderful feature to this card is the bling that I added to the butterfly bodies. In the Basic Rhinestones collection, there are strips of rhinestones all connected together. I cut them apart in segments of four rhinestones. It's so beautiful in person! I love the rhinestones, and at $4.95 for a package, it's a great deal!
Just a reminder that if you'd like to participate in my Hope for a Cure Stamp-A-Stack, please contact me at email@example.com. If you'd be interested in hosting one at your home for a group of 6-8 women (whether your friends or women I assemble), please let me know that as well! Each hostess will have the opportunity to purchase the Strength & Hope stamp set for 50% off! I'm open to hosting as many Stamp-A-Stacks as possible from now through the end of August.