Going Gray in May: Brain Cancer Awareness
May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. So, for the month of May, I will be making one gray card a week. My hope is to remind people that not all cancer is pink and to bring more awareness to the need for better treatment and cure for brain cancer.
My husband, Mark, passed away on December 22, 2019 at the age of 60 from Glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive brain cancer.
There is no cure for Glioblastoma — it is always fatal with a median survival time of 12-15 months (with treatment).
Mark’s treatment consisted of surgery to remove as much tumor as safely possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The point of these treatments was only to buy time as there is no cure. He survived less than 7 months.
To find out more about Glioblastoma visit NORD (the National Organization for Rare Disorders) or the ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association.
Mark J. Carr
Jul 13, 1959 – Dec 22, 2019
For today’s card I used the Accented Blooms stamp set and the Support Ribbons dies — both are retiring on June 2.
The Accented Blooms Stamp Set and Support Dies used today’s are on the Last Chance List and only available until June 2 or while supplies last.
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- I stamped the floral image in Smoky Slate on a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock and colored it in with Copic Markers.
Copic Colors (B91, T2, T4) — Stampin’ Blend colors are listed in the supply list
- I also used Smoky Slate to stamp the sentiment, punched it out with the Tailored Tag punch, and attached it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- I added a 5 1/4″ x 4″ Smoky Slate mat layer and attached it to a white card base (made with Whisper White Thick cardstock).
- To finish off the card I added some iridescent sequins and a small support ribbon.
Tip: To get a nicely filled in, clear solid image, use the Stamparatus. It allows you to stamp over exactly the same spot multiple times. So you won’t have those annoying places that the ink didn’t completely fill in.
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My heart goes out to you in your loss. Cancer can be devastating to a family. In our large family, we have suffered through 7 different kinds of cancers, not all of them acknowledged by pink. Thank you for reminding us of this. And your card is lovely.
Thank you Betty!
Beautiful card! The little gray support ribbon on it is perfect. I am saddened by this information about the loss of your husband to GBM. I’ll be praying for you as you travel this grief journey. I find paper crafting a good therapy for grief. Hope you do too.
Thank you for your kindness Tracy. I find paper crafting to be good therapy also. 🖤