It’s the first of October, that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the second year in a row Splitcoaststampers is hosting at least one challenge a day. We call it Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. We have sponsors and prizes….so head on over there and check it out. We work with a hospital in Austin and ask that all the cards made for the challenges will be sent to that hospital. Last year 2100 cards were sent to that hospital. We are hoping to beat that this year.

Today starts out with a bang and three challenges. Lori, Lydia and I are hostesses. I will blog about my challenge card later next week. Today I want to show you my entry for Lydia’s challenge. Her challenge is to use a pink animal somewhere on your card.

I decided to use Taylored Expressions Summer Afternoon stamp set for that. I started by stamping the frame image in Coffee Archival ink on Victoria Garden Echo Park Paper. It was cut out with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die, layered first on a slightly bigger white cardstock circle, then on a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with a Floral Doily Motif die.

A sentiment from the same set was stamped in Coffee ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut and embossed with a circle die. The dragonfly stamp from that set was inked with the Ballerina Pink Watercolor Marker (Inkadinkado) and stamped on the upper right hand side of that sentiment panel. The circle was adhered with dimensionals in the center of the frame.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The lower corners were rounded and the upper half of the card was dry embossed with a Polka Dot embossing folder.

A 4 1/4″ long strip of canyon brown cardstock was cut and embossed with the border die from the Floral Doily Accents pack. It was stitched under a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Victorian Garden paper. White Organdy ribbon was tied around the panel and topped with a button. The paper layer was adhered to the card base and the sentiment layers were adhered on top with dimensionals.

I hope you have time to play with us in these challenges. I hope to make at least 15 cards to send to the hospital.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

7 Responses to “Hope You can Cling To Challenges”

  1. soooo beautiful. love the mix of papers and colors.

  2. Beautifully done Beate! I have the challenges cue’d up on my “to do” list!

  3. What a great idea to have challenges to support a cause!! Your card is gorgeous too Beate!! Love the texture, colors, and the elegant design!!

  4. Beate, this is beautiful! I can’t wait to play along with you all!!

  5. very sweet and beautiful. lovely card, Beate!

  6. Beautiful framing of the sentiment, love the way you used the black here, pretty design!

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