My card today is a multi-tasking card. It is a sample in this week’s tutorial for the Twisted Circular Easel card, a fun variation of the Easel card tutorial that was already in our resource section. It is also a sample for the new Spectrum Noir Marker review on SCS and a sample for Lydia’s HYCCT challenge, which was to create a card that showcases your style.

I started by stamping Taylored Expressions Moka Angel image Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Spectrum Markers (Dress: PP1, PP3, PP5 Skin: FS2, FS3, FS 6 (cheeks), TN2 Wings: BT1, BG2) and cut out.  A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with a Vintage Lace Motif die. A piece of My Mind’s Eye Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before the circle was stitched to the Vintage Lace circle.  The angel was adhered over the circles with foam adhesive squares. Stardust Stickles was added over the wings and the halo.

My Mind’s Eye Honey patterned paper was cut and embossed with the smallest Grand Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched. Seam binding was tied around the layer. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread and the layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circle dies.  The image circles were adhered to the card front center with foam adhesive squares.

The inside of the card was also decorated with Honey patterned paper that had been cut and embossed with a Grand Circle Nestabilities die. White Crochet Ribbon was adhered around the horizontal strip before the layers were stitched.  White cardstock was cut and embossed with a tag die from the new Back to the Basic tag dies. A sentiment from Moka Angel was stitched on it with Jet Black Archival ink. Flowers and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish off the card.

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Besides being World Card Making Day today is also the first day of Splitcoaststampers third annual Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT)  event. The entire month of October we will have new HYCCT challenges. Each card made for these challenges will be mailed to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Today three challenges are posted to kick off the event. One by Lydia, one by Lori and one by me. My challenge is called Ray of Hope. Create a card with mostly in gray with a splash of color. For my sample I stamped a flower from MFT’s IB Flowers 4 inTuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock the image was cut with the Tag You’re It Die-namics die. A border was stamped with the matching Tag You’re It stamp set in Jet Black Archival ink.  The image was colored with Spectrum Markers (IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, PP1, PP3, PP5),

A piece of KaiserCraft After Five Collection (came already cut in that shape) was adhered under a 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Bo Bunny Enchanted patterned paper on the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock. The bottom corners of the card were rounded.  Three black Rhinestones were added to the upper right hand side of the card.

The tag was layered on a slightly bigger hand cut black cardstock before White ribbon was tied to it with a button and embroidery thread. It was adhered to the card front with foam adhesive squares.

I hope you have time to participate in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges and create some card for the cancer center patients.

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Sorry I am so late posting today. While I was good about participating in this week’s challenges at Splitcoaststampers, I was horrible at writing my blog posts for my creations.

I created this card for both Monday’s Technique Challenge (create your own polka dots) and Monday’s CAS challenge (sketch). I started by cutting Neenah Solar White cardstock and patterned paper from BBP All Hallow’s Eve with MFT’s Cameo die-namics die. Next I stamped the frame of the matching set in Jet Black Archival ink over the patterned paper frame. The image from Sweetest Pumpkin in the Patch was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and was colored with Spectrum Markers (Skin: FS2, FS3, TN2 Pumpkin: GB5, OR1, GB7, G10 Stem: DG2, TN2, GB7, GB10, TN7 Shirt: DG2, DG4 Pants: EB7, EB8 Hair: CT2, TN2, GB8 Background: BT1, BT2).

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded.  A 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ piece of BBP All Hallow’s Eve paper was adhered to the lower right hand side of the card. A 5/8″  x 3 5/8″ strip of black cardstock was stamped in the polka dot background from MFT’s By the Numbers stamp set with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The black strip was adhered underneath the patterned paper strip.

Two buttons were added with embroidery thread to dress up the card. I didn’t have the right color thread for my white button, so I colored with the the BT1 Spectrum Noir Markers. The image layers were adhered slightly over the paper strip with foam adhesive squares. A sentiment from the Sweetest Pumpkin In the Patch was stamped on the bottom left of the card to finish off the card.

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