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Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Welcome to Hope You Can Cling To - Year 5!!

This community has been absolutely amazing for the breast cancer patients at MD Anderson over the past five years, sending thousands of handmade cards for patients and their families, and bringing joy and art to people who need it the most. I've just been amazed by what you've done and continue to do, selflessly and joyfully, to lift spirits and share your talent in a way that really matters.

So I wanted a challenge to start us off this year that I felt really conveyed what Hope You Can Cling To is all about - and that's raising other people up. Being strong when other people are weak. That's what you do so well, and I'm so, so grateful to watch all of you do it!

So I took my inspiration from the utterly fantastic Josh Groban song, You Raise Me up, and....

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my challenge is Paper Tole!

Now paper tole is not just popping an element up on your card - it's a true technique that takes a little time and practice. You color several images, cut parts of them out, shape them using a stylus and a soft mat to have a rounded look, and then use a dimensional adhesive to pop them up over a colored version of your image. Take some time to learn this - it's very fun and such a unique look for your card!


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We have an AMAZING step-by-step tutorial on this technique here and here's the video from it:



I tried it two different ways. The first time, I colored the image underneath and used a gel glue to adhere it. Glue is nice because you can move your image around for a while, but it requires a little patience, depending on how fast your glue dries.



The second sample, I did what Mariska did in the tutorial - shading under my image with a grey marker instead of coloring the full image underneath, and I used clear dimensional adhesive under my toled pieces. This was quicker, but less forgiving.



To round my cut pieces, I used an embossing stylus and my foam piercing mat - I rubbed the back of each piece gently with the stylus until the piece developed a rounded front.

So play around and do what works for you! I look forward to your projects! Be sure and come back here and post a link to what you've done!

And remember, the most important part of this month is the day you MAIL your cards to the ladies at MD Anderson. The rest of your job is to chat, create and have FUN.

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VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
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1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear plastic bag and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family. We would like for them to receive cards throughout the month of October, but we understand if you'd like to mail all your cards at once.
5. Since these cards will be used by visitors for patients, most should be blank inside, but feel free to send cards with messages of hope for the patients in addition to your challenge cards!

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Here's mine! And you are so right on the time and practice part. I need to give this another go soon!

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Here's my card for your fab challenge, Lydia!
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This is my first attempt doing this technique!!!

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This was my first time too.

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I'm not sure I did it quite right, but here it is!
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Ha! I think I have a paper tole kit at home!
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Here is mine:

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Lydia, I have been so inspired by watching the video you posted that I can't seem to stop RAISING up my images!!!

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I guess one of the most honest things I can say about myself is that I'm not a patient stamper - cut and paste isn't my cup of tea but here's my attempt at Paper Tole - I hope to try it again some day when I've seen more examples and get more ideas....

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Sure..challenge me the first day out. Brand new technique for me. Hopefully I can do it justice.
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Wow...I am excited to see what everyone does.
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I kept dropping my goat's nose! Glad it is glued down now.
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Fun challenge Lydia! And awesome way to start off HYCCT! Woohoo!

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Thanks, Lydia. Very interesting technique. I hope a little creative license was allowed.
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A new technique to learn right away! Looking forward to learning how to do this...and I have an image in mind...
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What a great challenge to kick this off, Lydia. I only wish my photography skills were better to show off the lifted flower petals.

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Lydia- a new technique for me- used my SU distressing tool shaped like a wheel- and added some fabric for my "lilly pads". Added a floral mini border, and my handwritten sentiment. Here's Just Hoppin' By
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Y'all are amazing me!!! I've already pinned a few to the favorites board!
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Can someone help understand challenge! is it pop card we make or what? I Don't understand it at all and Video is confusing me help! please I am not what I am making? I know I have come ideal myself. I am just understand the challenge. thanks hotwheels
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found the challenge but challenge 1 I need help understand it. the video is confusing me!
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I moved your posts here Linda since they are not chatter but are about my challenge Look in the first post for a link to the tutorial.
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I was late getting started, but I had fun with this paper tole card. It's a little hard to see the layers, but they are definitely there. Here it is:

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I did But video tutorial.is confusing me Can folder card image popup on it. is that wanted us to do?hotwheels

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This is a cool technique..I did it for one of the daily challenges a while back..glad to revisit it! Here's my card:

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The quote button isn't allowing me to quote but...here's my understanding of the process...

1) stamp the image on the main card stock that you are going to use.
2) color the image.
3) stamp the image again on another piece of card stock that is the same color as you first used.
4) color the area of the image which you want to "raise up".
5) cut these areas out.
6) shape the cut out pieces with a stylus and a foam mat to make them rounded
7) adhere the cut areas with something to make it "raised".


Hope that helps you understand...if I am wrong on how I understand then we'll both be muddling in a puddle together!
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Oh dear...and I answered her on the other thread!!!!
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Oh dear...and I answered her on the other thread!!!!
I moved it. And added a step you left out. The tutorial gives a step by step and photos so she should be fine & learn a new technique!
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There's a link in my challenge post to the step by step tutorial (not the video) - click that to see step by step instructions
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This is a cool technique..I did it for one of the daily challenges a while back..glad to revisit it! Here's my card:

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LOVE this card!! And you were brave - using such a small image.

The first one I did - the LOTV image had bigger pieces and that was a little easier. The Santa was trickier.

What adhesive did you use?

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What a great challenge to kick this off, Lydia. I only wish my photography skills were better to show off the lifted flower petals.

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It's GORGEOUS - I struggled with photography too - the camera makes everything flat and steals our glitter!
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I moved it. And added a step you left out. The tutorial gives a step by step and photos so she should be fine & learn a new technique!
Seeing going off my head doesn't always get 100% recall...


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I've been anxiously waiting for today! I tried to photograph this card several times, but the relief doesn't show up well. You'll have to trust me on this one I guess. What a great first challenge. Haven't done this technique for a while, so thanks for the refresher.

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I did it...and I think I did it correctly...and I even think it's cute!

Now to have someone photograph it for me later tonight...


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Beautiful cards everyone!

I've never done this technique in this way before. I've used a stylus to give dimension to paper flower that is all. You can't really tell in my pic due to the angle but there is a sunflower on the bottom, then a whole embossed sunflower then an embossed center so it is 3 layers. Next time I would skip the leaves and just emboss the flower part.

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Thank you Lydia! Here is my RAISED card
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Awesome tutorial...thanks! This technique takes me back a bit...okay a lot

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So hard to take a photo of this to show the depth of layers and the roundness in her face and the frog's face. Here is my card, combined with the sketch challenge today:

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Love this technique Lydia!!
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