As promised, I’m back today with another one of my Hope You Can Cling To Challenge cards. This one is for Debbi’s “Tissue? I hardly even know you!” challenge (HYCCT1423). Let’s face it, when a diagnosis of cancer is given, tissues are needed in great abundance. So we are challenged to use tissue on a card. As soon as I saw this one I knew exactly what I wanted to make!!
The Natural Filter Paper is one of the great secret treasures of the new catalog. I love it! For today’s card, I cut a piece of it to the same size as my image layer (3-7/8″ sq) and ran it through my Big Shot with the retired Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (I still love that one!). Then I sewed the layer down onto Crumb Cake card stock. The flower was created using a variation of this tutorial. Instead of hand cutting the flow (because who has time for that?), I used my Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Die (retired). I cut 12 layers all at once out of pink tissue paper and the folded them like the tutorial shows. Punched the hole and threaded through some Metallic Baker’s Twine with the metal thread removed (I had use the metal strands on another project). Tie a knot and then unravel the twine a bit. I liked the look enough to let it show as an extra detail. I layered some more Filter Paper over a strip of Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the sentiment from And Many More.
My hope is that someone at the MD Anderson Cancer Center will be able to share this with their very special mom. My little stack for the center is growing and I’m hoping to have even more by the end of the month! Oh…and I’m the hostess for the challenge on Oct. 30th. Can hardly even wait to share my theme with you!!
I’m so glad you stopped in today. I really hope you will join us in crafting for this wonderful cause. There is a new challenge every day this month so plenty of inspiration! For easy access to all the challenges, click here: Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread
Stamp: And Many More; Paper: Crumb Cake; Ink: Soft Suede; Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade TIEF (ret), Fun Flowers Die (ret), Natural Filter Paper, Pink Tissue Paper, Metallic Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals
Amazing! This is so soft and so beautiful. One of my all-time favorite Jen cards for sure.
Hi, Jen! I love your card! That filter flower is just gorgeous! The pink really pops out! Well paired! Love the textures on the crumb cake cardstock. It’s so pretty and elegant! I am glad to have found your blog! I am now bookmarking you! 🙂
Such a lovely, soft background for that vivid flower!