Welcome back to the final day of my Card Challenge with Elle! This has been such a fun exercise to undertake and I really recommend it to anyone who needs that bit of a push to USE all this wonderful patterned paper we collect. I am definitely going to try it again at some stage.
Just to re-cap, the challenge is to make three cards using one pad of patterned paper and one stamp set. I selected the Sweet & Cute stamp set from Penny Black and the Sugar Shoppe 6×6 Paper pad from doodlebug design inc. (My first card in the challenge is here, and the second card is here.)
I ended the challenge using the stamp I had picked out to use first. lol Funny how that happens and there’s no reason as to why it slipped down the pecking order. I tend to shy away from what I would call busy and bright patterned papers and the little cupcake paper in the Sugar Shoppe paper definitely falls into this category but I felt it would be a fantastic fit with the little hedgehog carrying an enormous cupcake. I’m so glad I used it. I love how it looks! I was a bit worried that all three of my cards would basically have the patterned paper as the background of the card (nothing wrong with that at all!) but when I messed up colouring the icing on the cupcake I decided the paper pad could come to the rescue – yes, PAPER PIECING! Another great way to use the patterned paper in your stash. I thought the polka dots could represent sprinkles.
Here’s the card…
And there endeth the challenge! I’m sad that it is over. I loved it! My mojo was flowing nicely. I think that can happen when you narrow your choices as there is less chance of being overwhelmed by so many different factors. I’ve also made a start at using the pile of pretty paper in my stash. It is nice to see the paper on a card and not just in a pile.
Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful day!