Monday, November 9, 2015

Challenge Accepted! "3 Patterned Papers" Scrap Card

Last year, I discovered Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-A-Faire and had a lot of fun (and not a lot of sleep while playing along. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to participate this year, but I did complete one of their challenges just for the fun of it. The challenge was to use 3 different patterned papers on one card or project.

I dug through my recently reinvigorated scrap stash; a friend recently sent me a care package of scraps and elements from her craft stash. Aren’t fellow crafting friends the best? I found two lovely patterned paper scraps from my friend’s stash, and a leftover panel from one of the Graphic 45 "Couture" papers. Perfect! Almost. As usual, I laid everything out and felt like something was missing. I dug through the care package scraps and found a sheet of matte gold paper covered in tiny metallic gold polka dots. The shininess of the gold polka dots was appropriately eye catching when added as a small accent along the edge of the Graphic 45 fashion panel. I happened to have the coordinating Hampton Art Graphic 45 Couture (set 3) stamps with me, so I added a small swirled costume-jewelry stamp with gold embossing powder* to the fashion panel to complement the shiny gold accent paper. After adhering all of my patterned papers to an off-white card base, I added a hint of embellishment to the black & white flowered border of the fashion panel by making small pearls in the center of each flower using VivaD├ęcor’s Pearl Pen in ice white.

I grabbed this Pearl Pen to try out and one in silver using coupons at Joann Fabric And Craft Store a few months ago, and I really like them. They are great for adding a pearlescent touch of any size, as opposed to the larger fixed sizes of adhesive pearl embellishments. I haven’t tried writing any words with them, because I’m not that great at consistently applying steady enough pressure to produce a nice-looking word.

*On a side note, I just realized that my gold, silver, and clear embossing powders are from Personal Stamp Exchange, and are nearly 20 years old! Those must be among the oldest things in my craft stash. What do you think your oldest stash items are?

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Crafting By Designs - anything goes challenge
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #85 anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - "Use a Stamp or Digi Image" Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - November Challenge anything goes
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Creative Moments - Challenge #80 anything goes
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Papertake Weekly - Challenge anything goes
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Sisters of Craft - November Challenge anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #208 anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place - November Challenge anything goes


  1. What a fabulous card! I love your papers and the image is beautiful. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Use a stamp or digi”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

    1. Thank you! I absolutely love Graphic 45 papers, and was really happy to find such a nice & easy use for this leftover panel.

  2. A beautiful stylish card, love that elegant focal image, these papers are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  3. Have scraps ever looked more elegant? Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  4. Very pretty. Great color combination. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  5. This is stunning... love the detail!!
    Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Craft your passion!
    Anna Dt

  6. What a beautiful card, so elegant and love those colours..Thank you for joining us at A Bit More Time To Craft. Good luck in draw and hope we see you again..Hugs Lozzy x

  7. What an elegant card. I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

  8. I love vintage, very nice! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug anything goes challenge, hope to see you next time. Dawn Bugaboo DT!

  9. Wonderful card! I love your paper choice - the combination looks great! And this image is the perfect match! Simply gorgeous! Thank you very much for sharing your beuatiful work with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!


  10. I love this Graphic 45 set. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card at Create and Inspire Challenge

  11. Such a superb creation.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappe's Delights this month and good luck!
    Karen. DT.xx