Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Hop To STOP . . . 2nd card

Purple is the colour of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. 
Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet. 

And women aren't the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.  And yet, it's something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It's something that's hidden and hushed.

With the help of Becca Cruger (our Blog Hop Hostess), crafters from all over the world are banding together to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and say STOP!

There are a lot more details to be found on
Becca's Blog "Damsel of Distressed"
YOU can help say STOP,
create a purple card
share it on Becca's Blog
and have the chance to win from one of
the generous The Hop To Stop sponsors.

PLEASE take the time to join The Hop To Stop and visit some of the blogs linked there.

So many wonderful cards, so many tragic stories, so many brave souls, so many messages of hope!!!

This is the second purple card I have created - after taking the photo of my 1st one (you can see it HERE) I decided that I needed to make another one with MORE PURPLE and contrast.

I am much happier with this version!!!
What do you think?

This time I layered a purple doily under the metallic Mother of Pearl one, it is surprising how much extra contrast it adds.  I also folded the doily over the patterned paper panel, so that the purple mat is visible on all the edges.  The "hugs" sentiment is three die cuts layered together.  I added purple matting to the pennant strips and they really POP.  

Card base - A4 (folded in half) Quill Mother Of Pearl 285gsm metallic cardstock
Purple mat - American Crafts Plum Weave (textured cardstock, same colour is in their value pack)
Patterned paper - Kaisercraft 12x12 Garden Arabesque "Lattice"
Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink - Moonlight White (to ink the edges of the patterned paper, the paper was already distressed around the 12x12 edges, so I had to distress the cut edge to match
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Doilies
Kaisercraft Foam Dots - to add dimension under the doily
Winnie & Walter - In A Word - Hugs Cutaway
Bella! Bling - Borderlines - cut one of the 12" strips into three for the pennants
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue - it holds everything securely in place, even on the metallic cardstock.
Fiskars - self healing craft mat - to cut and assemble the layers
Fiskars - Finger-Tip craft knife - to cut the matted layers and pennant strips
Fiskars - embossing stylus - to score the card base and the doily
Fiskars - Micro-Tip Scissors - to cut the ends of the pennant strips

A4 scored cardstock at 14.85mm to make a BIG side fold card
The purple mat is 5 1/2 x 7 15/16"
The patterned paper panel is 5 5/16 x 7 13/16"
The pennant strips are 3/4" wide, I marked 1/4" in from the end and used my micro tip scissors to cut to a point at the 3/8" mark.
The purple mat under the pennant strips is 7/8" wide and I fussy cut the points after the Mother of Pearl metallic strips were adhered on top.

          I have entered my card in the following challenges:          

As per above, the challenge is to make a card with purple.

The challenge is to create and share a never before published card using what you have on hand AND to link at least three or more products used to the store.  All of the ingredients were from my stash ... I have to confess that the patterned paper has been waiting in my stash for quite a few years.  The bonus is, now that I have cut the 12x12 sheet, it will be making a couple more cards real soon.

The challenge is to link up a recently made card.

Winnie & Walter
World Cardmaking Day 2015 Craftie Challenge For All!
Julie & Shay kicked off WCMD with an fun & easy challenge for everyone - the challenge is to share a craftie.  My craftie is the photo showing my Winnie & Walter In A Word - Hugs Cutaway all smothered with glue, ready to be layered together for extra dimension.



  1. Loved your first but I do love the layering on this one....everything does pop a little more....beautiful!

  2. Love the delicate floral print and the gorgeous gems. So glad to see awareness being raised for such a widespread need!

  3. So pretty! I love the Hugs sentiment and the bling! Thank you so much for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue. I will go check out your other card now.

  4. Hi Tracy! The purple layering certainly makes the purple pop! Love version2 as well.
    hugs, Asha

  5. Very pretty card! I love these beautiful purple "jewels" that are the perfect finishing touch!
    Take Care!

  6. I love your doily topper and the banners hanging from it! What a great card design!

  7. I agree, the extra layer makes the banners stand out more! Very pretty design!

  8. Love the creative way in which you used the rhinestones...I have the same one too but not yet used it
    Dr Sonia

  9. You did a great job on this and I think both cards are nice. I do really like the fact that there is a lot going on on this card, but works because you only have the two colors. Thanks for sharing!


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