October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this is my third card for The Hop to Stop which is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women. For more information about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources, visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Today's card also uses the Viva la Verve October Week 2 Sketch for the layout. Julee (the owner of Verve Stamps) offered an uplifting sentiment as a free digital in honor of The Hop to Stop. You can download it from her personal blog here. I printed it directly onto Wild Wisteria cardstock and then cut it out with Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5 although I shortened it slightly. I stamped the butterfly from the Verve Happy Place set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, cut it out with the matching die from the Happy Doodles set and colored with Copic markers. For the half circle on the sketch I combined a paper doily and a piece cut from patterned paper using a Spellbinders Nestabilties die, attaching to a textured cardstock background. The tag was secured with twine and the butterfly image was placed with foam tape. I added Ranger Stickles in Eucalyptus to the butterfly for a touch of glam.
Products: Verve stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn dp, MFT, Bazzill and PTI cs, Hemptique twine, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
Copics: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BG11, BG13, BG15
If you want to participate in The Hop to Stop, create a card featuring the color purple which is the domestic violence awareness color, and link it up on Becca Dawn's blog through October 14. There is no limit to how many cards you link and there are many prizes up for grabs. If you would like, you may also send your creations directly to Becca as she has arranged to donate them to a shelter in her city (blank inside preferred).