Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop

Hey Crafty People!

The goal of this hop is to come together to stand behind our crafty brothers & sisters of colour in our community. But we also want to show our support in the battle for equality across the world. Justine Hovey has arranged Blog, Instagram & Youtube Hops that are all running today and I am so grateful to her for giving me a place in both the Blog & Instagram. You can check out Justine’s blog post here for more information and I have included another couple of links too more information.


I added Wrought Iron Crackle Mousse onto some deep navy card stock using a stencil from Altenew. I absolutely love the texture this mousse gives once it’s dry, but it does make your paper curl up a LOT! Despite watching Yana Smakula’s video on these I was still convinced that the mousse would just flake off completely when I straightened the paper, but it really doesn’t! You do need something sturdy to straighten the paper though, so I added 3 layers of card behind it which has the added bonus of lifting the panel up to add dimension.

I printed one of the sentiments from Gina K’s free download onto vellum and then I used my laminator to add silver foil to it. I cut the sentiment down into single lines & fussy cut the small leaf branch that goes with it and backed these with some more of the navy card I used for my background.

I added some silver metallic thread from my stash, adhering it with a tiny glue dot, then popping my sentiments up on foam squares which also hold the thread in place. A few silver & black sequins and a 110lb Neenah card base and I was done!

It’s so hard to catch the shine from the silver foiling in a photo, but it looks absolutely gorgeous in real life!


I thought long & hard about what to say in this post, and whilst looking online for ways to educate myself better about racism and white privilege, I came across a post by the artist Banksy that I feel perfectly sums up what I want to say:

At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue.

But why would I do that?

It’s not their problem. It’s mine.

People of Colour are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs.

This faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t – no-one will let them into the apartment upstairs.

This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.

Banksy (2020)


Some of the media I have personally found very useful:

See also:


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As part of my Design Team and Guest Design work I do often receive free products to use, but I only ever recommend products that I genuinely love.

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I like to show a variety of brands and products; this way; this way there will be something for everybody to enjoy.


— SUPPLIES —

— My Basic Supplies That I Use On Every Project —

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MINI MISTI
MINI MISTI
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MISTI - Original
MISTI – Original
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
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Scrapbookcom | Alt | Craftstash UK
Neenah 110lb
Neenah 110lb
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Alt
Gemini Jr
Gemini Jr
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Scrapbookcom | Craftstash UK
Tim Holtz Trimmer 8.5inch
Tim Holtz Trimmer 8.5inch
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Tim Holtz Scissors 7inch
Tim Holtz Scissors 7inch
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Tim Holtz Mini Snips 5inch
Tim Holtz Mini Snips 5inch
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Tidy Tray
Tidy Tray
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Trinity
Pick Up Stick
Pick Up Stick
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Reverse Action Tweezers
Reverse Action Tweezers
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Scrapbookcom | SBP
We R Trim & Scoreboard
We R Trim & Scoreboard
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Scrapbookcom
Pressure Tool
Pressure Tool
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Trinity
Mini Trimmer
Mini Trimmer
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9.5 inch Shears
9.5 inch Shears
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Bone Folder
Bone Folder
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Alt
Self Healing Mat
Self Healing Mat
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Alt | SBC

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8 thoughts on “Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop

  1. What a beautiful, stylish card, I like it !
    Thank you for sharing it in this great and important blog hop.

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