Friday, June 28, 2013

At the Back of the Cupboard

Do you ever buy stash that for some reason stays unopened at the bottom of the drawer or back of the cupboard?  Well, over on the Daring Cardmakers this week, Miri has set a challenge to actually find and USE those.....
Forgotten Treasures
.....Craft items (stamps, paper, embossing folders etc.) that you bought or got as a present … that are still waiting to be used because you completely forgot about them or never found the time to use them.
As soon as I saw this one I knew that it was the push I needed to use a set of Carta Bella papers I bought a couple of months back and then couldn't think what to do with. I love Carta Bella papers, but I struggled with this set - I think mainly because there weren't any of the plainer designs that are so useful for pulling a project together.  Some of the images were a bit too US-centric but you can usually get round this by using the less highly-patterned ones. It's unusual to buy a pack of papers and find no contrasting plains to help balance the patterns.

I also opened the set of "Perfect Layers" ruler things that have also lurked quietly on the shelf for a good few weeks.  I'd not used the "Vintage Hot Air Balloon"  die set since we (Daring Cardmakers) were doing a sponsored challenge  for XCut to launch their Build a Scene die sets, so it seemed a good opportunity to use that too.
Smooth Cream 14cm square card blank
Papers and Sticker accents; Carta Bella "Well Travelled" 
Bazzill Black card, Small blue gems (Anita's)
Homemade decal rub-on sentiment, Black Ink 
Dies: Balloon and tiny birds all from the XCut "Vintage Hot Air Balloon" set

The balloon has a "box hinge" behind it so that it stands out from the card, but folds flat for posting.
 
That's all for this time, I hope you'll be joining in with us this week - you can see what other hidden and forgotten treasures the  team found to use by visiting our BLOG - and then pop over to the personal blogs to read their confessions ;)

Thanks for looking, it would be great if you'd leave a message
 

17 comments:

Hazel said...

I've got some papers like that and, yes, it is difficult to use them because there's hardly anywhere to add anything, but you have achieved that very well with this card x

Nicky Wilcox said...

What a gorgeous card xxx

Angelnorth said...

Very stylish-looking card Kathy, looks great!

Linda Simpson said...

Love the image and the papers a fabulous card.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Claire Newcombe said...

Kathy you should have a rummage more often, this is a fabulous card.....you knew there was a reason to buy tehm in the first place LOL!

Claire x
(DT- Crafty Bloggers Design Team)

Rita Rooney said...

love the card..x

Sylv said...

Fabulous card.

Sylv xx
Crafty Bloggers Network DT

Kaz said...

It's lovely Kathy, you've used all those bits beautifully xxx

Rein said...

Fabulous card Kathy!

Miri said...

I don't know how the paper set looks like ... but your card is lovely!

Abbie Kay said...

Beautiful card and papers, love the design and grerat colors xx

Lythan said...

wow - this is amazing Kathy. It is good to be stretched a bit sometimes isn't it?

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a great card. So much detail to look at buy I especially love the depth of that balloon image. Wonderful colour combinations

Hugs Lisa xxxx

rae d said...

Fabulous card xx

Barbara said...

Fab card....love all the different embellies and points of interest xx

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I LOVE my Perfect Layers rulers. They seriously live on my desk. This card is super fab, I have a couple paper sets that I have no clue what do with so glad so I relate. :)

Wendy McCarthy said...

What a fantastic card, I love it!! xx