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Jul 7, 2018

Use What You Have: Hoarded Pattern Paper

Hello my crafty friends.  It's been quite a while since my last ''Use What You Have' card series so today I am sharing with you a few cards that I've made using patterned paper as my primary supply.
The patterned paper I am using here is an oldie-circa 2011 called 'Fly a Kite' a 6x6 pad by MME.   I started hoarding paper while doing my scrapbook layouts and photo albums way back and it is not something that I am proud to admit, especially since my albums are not near finished.  Hmmmphh..

Moving along swiftly..  

This paper design is a bit busy but by creating a border like these can break it up while adding interest to other parts of the card.  By the way, this is a 220gsm silver A2 top folding sized card.


Here's a closeup of the rub-on sentiment, also an oldie from MME because I just like to hoard supplies.


For this second fun card, I nestled a pencil-colored hedgehog to the nook I had created at the bottom edge using a cloud border die-cut purposely to offset the rest of the paper.  I love these Rosie's Studio epoxy sticker and the best thing is they're are available in our local Mr. DIY. 


Check out the shimmer on the clouds of this card.  I scooped a tiny bit of Pentel's poster color in Pearl Silver to my acrylic block and added water to dilute it. 


I was super excited of the result! It did exactly what it says-gives a pearlescent shimmer to my card front.  But if I had to do this card again, I'd probably added even more of that magic shimmer to my card front.
And that's part 1 of destashing my old patterned paper pads.  I will be back as soon as I finish the other 3 cards that I'd plan of making.  I hope you come back for part 2.  Meanwhile, you can also check out my humble video channel and leave some comments.  Till we meet again in Part 2.

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