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Andrea’s Blog Candy for a Cause October 8, 2007

I was contacted by Andrea Vernagus yesterday, and she informed about the Dunn Family.  Michael & Alissa Dunn have 3 month old twin baby girls & BOTH have been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and are undergoing Chemotherapy for a large abdominal tumor.  First, my thoughts are with the Dunn Family during this difficult time. 

Second, Andrea blogging at Crafty Engineering has put together BLOG CANDY FOR A CAUSE.   If you have a moment, check out what Andrea is offering.   She would like to send the Dunn family a box (or more) of RAK’s to uplift their spirits and to let them know that there are people thinking of them. 

dunn family rak

This is my RAK that I will be mailing to Andrea.  I used Holy Triptych stamp set and a pink color palette for their baby girls.   I actually used many stamp sets for this card, and I think it turned out very appropriate for the cause.

The card base is Pretty in Pink CS measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″ folded in half.  Layered on top of card base is Regal Rose CS 4″ x 5-1/4″ and a piece of paper from Holiday Harmony DSP 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Ticket Punch to left upper & bottom corners.  All edges sponged with Purely Pomegranate Ink.  Stamped “heartfelt” to bottom left from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set. 

Main image is 4 layers total.  Middle is Very Vanilla CS & image stamped with Versamark Ink and applied Gold Embossing Powder.  Heated to set.  Watercolored with Aqua-Painter a color palette of:  Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose ink; hair is Barely Banana and Creamy Caramel ink; skin tone is Blush Blossom ink; wing is mostly Pretty in Pink with some Purely Pomegranate ink for deeper shadowing;  shadowing behind angel created with Soft Sky ink.   Stamped outer edge of circle with stamps from So Much stamp set.  Sponged edge with Purely Pomegranate ink.  Dots were stamped with Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder applied and heated.  Next layer is Purely Pomegranate CS and scallops created with 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch.  Next layer is a plain circle of Pretty in Pink CS.  Last layer is a circle created with Coluzzle, Regal Rose CS, Paisley BG stamp, Gold Embossing Powder.   Cut off the right side of the circle to fit flush with right side of card base. 

dunn family rak details

Added Gold Brads to the left ticket punched corners.  Added Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon. 

STAMP SETS USED:  Holy Triptych, So Much, Paisley BG, Heartfelt Thanks stamp sets.

CARDSTOCK USED:  Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, and  Holiday Harmony DSP.

INKS USED:  Versamark, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Barely Banana, and Creamy Caramel inks.

ACCESSORIES USED:  Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Sponges, Coluzzle Cutting System, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Gold Brads, Aqua Painter, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, Ticket Punch.

Happy Monday.  If off to count my blessings now.

Thanks to Beate for the great tutorial on taking pics. 


11 Responses to “Andrea’s Blog Candy for a Cause”

  1. Mary Jo,

    Purely stunning! Can’t wait to see it in person. Thank you so much for supporting my RAK request and helping me spread the word!

    Andrea (craftyengineering)

  2. Jen C Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I had the Holy Triptich set just so I could case your card! Awesome!

  3. Beate Says:

    This is absolutely stunning! Man…I am so behind. I have to post Andrea’s request as well. The last few weeks have been quite crazy for me.

  4. Samantha Says:

    Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

  5. Melissa Says:

    Oh Mary Jo! This is absolutely stunning and so appropriate for the twins. I’m sure they will be blessed by your gesture!

  6. Heather P. Says:

    Wow MJ, what a gorgeous card! That stamped image is phenomenal!!

  7. fran Says:

    This is stunning – the colors are absolutely beautiful. I always thought of this image as “traditional” until I saw this. Beautiful.

  8. Elizebeth Says:

    This is breathtaking! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that satin ribbon, I have to get some!

  9. You are a card angel, and this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! This is especially lovely for the RAK for the precious twins. I must get a card made for this RAK this week! Blessings to you! Deb

  10. OMWord! She truly looks like a REAL angel! BREATHTAKINGLY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  11. Dee Says:

    Wow your coloring is just beautiful!!

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