Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Use it Tueseday #36 Use Your Uncut Paper!

Its time for another challenge at Use it Tuesday!  This time we are asking you to use some of your uncut paper.  You know you have some!  Here is what I came up with:

Part of the reason I had really wanted to be a member of a design team was because I thought it would challenge me to come up with things that I might not have otherwise.  This is one of those projects.  When presented with the challenge I knew immediately which paper I wanted to use - this sheet of Melissa Frances paper:

Simone Paper - Click Image to Close

I love the sheet, the colours, the imagery, everything.  The problem is, I didn't really know what to do with it.  For this reason I searched through my 6x6 paper pad stash and came up with a holiday pack from Fancy Pants.  I think I bought it for last year's holiday cards and didn't get around to using it.

Once I had chosen which patterns to use I chose card stock, then trimmed and inked everything.  Two patterns were adhered for the main panel, and I added some Prima ribbon.  These colours I had been saving for a special occasion, and I think they suit this card perfectly.  

The main panel was ahered to the card front. I added the banners with foam tape, and the sentiment came from a sheet of quotes and phrases in the 6x6 pack. I trimmed it out and matted it with inked white, and adhered with more foam tape.  The snow flakes were created with my trusty snow flake punch, sprayed with some mists and inked.  Once gemstones were added to the centers I adhered these to the card with foam tape as well.

I had intended to leave the center fairly plain, but once I stamped the sentiment I decided to add some ends from the remaining banners I had leftover. 

Now its your turn!!  Create a project (it doesn't have to be a card - whatever you can think of!)  and go to Use it Tuesday. Add your project using the inlinkz by Friday August 3rd, and make sure to tell us in your post what you used that was hoarded! One lucky crafter who joins in will be randomly chosen as featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!!

We can't wait to see what you create! Now go Use It!!

These are the supplies I used:

Card Stock:  Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120# Pure White.  Stampin' Up!  Whisper White.  Melissa Frances Simone.  Fancy Pants Winterland 6x6 Pad.

Stamp Set:  Stampin' Up!  Many Merry Messages.

Ink: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze, Going Gray.

Mists:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Frost.  Shimmerz Paints Spritz 4 Leaf Clover, Cotton Candy.

Embellishments:  Prima Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Basic Jewels Rhinestones.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam tape, Zots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Stampin' Up! Snow Blossom punch (retired), sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

I will be entering the following challenges:
  1. Ladybug Crafts Ink - Christmas in July
  2. Hiding in my Craftroom - Lets see those layers
  3. Allsorts - Distressing
  4. Speedy Fox - Christmas in July


Danielle said...

This card is so cute, love the soft tones combined with the distressed edges.

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Cathy, love the soft colours.
Shirley xx

Caroli said...

I love the colors you used on this card, the velvet ribbons are a great addition, lovely!

Marjolaine said...

Beautiful card, great choice of papers and the ink compliments them perfectly. Nice touch with the inside banners!

Vic Lau said...

I love the soft elegance of your card! The inking, sentiment, ribbon, design-everything on it makes it so beautiful <3

brenda said...

Good morning Cathy,

Was a fabulous collection of work, showing so much versatility in the different styles.

Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Heather B said...

This is gorgeous. I love those ribbons and the sentiment.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Stunning card. Love the papers. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma