Today I’m sharing my card for the newest Papercraft Business Challenge Blog! The challenge this month is ‘anything goes’ with an optional challenge to use your oldest patterned paper. What a fun challenge! It just went live, so be sure to check it out and join in with us!
This challenge is a little interesting for me, because I haven’t really kept up with which patterned papers came from where (or when!). I went digging through my stash and tried to think hard about how long I’ve had each paper. Now, if you know me at all, you know I have MOUNTAINS of patterned paper and cardstock. Here’s a look at just a little of it:
Now that you can confirm my hoarder status – let’s move on lol! So, the patterned paper I chose is a greenish blue geometric print. I love all of the criss crossing going on here! I *think* I’ve had this sheet of patterned paper for a good 10 years, at least. My mom had hoards and hoards of patterned paper when I was growing up (hey, at least I come by it honestly!) and then as she started purging some of her stash, I ended up with a lot of the paper. So this has been around even longer than that, but I can at least date it that far back. Who knows how long my mom hung on to it before she sent it my way. Crazy!
Since the prize for this month’s challenge is the ‘Believe in Yourself‘ die from Lawn Fawn, I decided to use that stamp and die set for my card. I used my patterned paper as the background and then created a little scene with a circle stitched die from My Favorite Things. I also used a stitched hillside border die from Lawn Fawn to create the ‘grass.’ I stamped, colored, and die cut my adorable little critter.
For the background of the circle, I ink blended some clouds using the Stitched Cloud Border dies from MFT. I mounted the circle panel on foam dots for dimension and then tied some blue and white twine around the top for some added interest. I also raised my little critter on foam dots so I could place him over top of the twine without making him lumpy.
I also stamped the sentiment on black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and then heat set it using white embossing powder from Ranger. I mounted my card front on a white card base and then, to finish things off, I added a few white Nuvo Drops.white Nuvo Drops. I like how it brightens the card up a bit!
I hope you’ll pop over to the Papercraft Business Challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and submit your own card. You have until June 28th (Thursday at 11:59PM AUSTRALIAN TIME) to join in. I can’t wait to see what you create!
I’m also entering this cutie into the Lawn Fawnatics challenge HERE. I think the clouds and the green grass fit perfectly with one of their inspiration board pictures! Super cute. Check it out if you haven’t been over there yet.