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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rawr means.... Quit hoarding your patterned paper?

Today's card features a sweet little watercolored lion from Clearly Besotted's  Cute and Cuddly stamp set. I started out just wanting to play with my watercolors and ended up with this cute little guy, so I thought I'd put him on a card. I had two intentions when making this card: I wanted to use the watercolor panel I'd made, but I also wanted to use some of the ridiculous amount of patterned paper I've amassed over the last 6 years. For some reason, I (used to) find it difficult to resist buying patterned paper. The only problem is that I don't seem to use it! I prefer creating my own patterns and color schemes.... But that didn't stop me from buying enormous amounts of 12x12  and some 6x6 stacks, most of which have only had one or two sheets removed. So, I wanted to use some patterned paper on my card. I used a  whole 1.5x5.5 piece of patterned paper from Authentique. (Yep, really made a dent in my collection... :eye roll:)

I topped the card off with some twine and a tan/gold/platinum-ish glitter "congratulations" die cut from Impression Obsession. I mounted everything on a Dark Chocolate card base from Papertrey Ink.

I sent a big box of cards with my mom for her to take to work, and I noticed done very big holes in get well, baby (boy), and anniversary. So, I'm going to try to get some cards made to fill those holes before her next visit.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, friends. :)

1 comment:

  1. Such a sweet card! I too have patterned paper....lots!!! Luckily my son's school loves receiving it! Lol!

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