Fortunately for me, I was driving to Ohio and back this weekend, so I had a LOT of time to ponder my options, which included not doing the challenge at all. But the whole point of a challenge is to be, well, challenging, right? So I came up with not one, but TWO ideas.
This evening, as I rummaged through my Heaplet for the paper I had in mind to use, this is all I found of it:
That's it. See that tree up at the top? This was not enough paper to make that tree. Then I realized the green in the paper was too dark, anyway, so I told myself to calm down and come up with another plan. That's when I found a few small pieces of that BRIGHT pink striped paper and used it instead. But wouldn't it have been fun to have a Christmas tree made out of bunny paper? :)
Since I've blathered on so and you've undoubtedly lost your place, and maybe even forgotten the subject of this post, let's look at that card again:
NOT my best work. Soooooo not. I used a piece of bright green speckled paper I've had for-EVER and stamped a script background on it using Pink Passion ink. I was trying to make it look like it belonged with that GAH PINK! The green layer under it is not the same green, but it passes (shhhh, don't tell the Belles). The trunk of the tree is made from a 1" piece of green ribbon with pink polka dots (score!). Using up the stash is all about baby steps, people. The handsome green ornaments are from a pack of bright brads I have also had for-EVER. I cut their legs off and filled their innards with glue dots until they stuck to the tree.
That star at the top was punched from a remnant of shimmer white and colored with a glitter pen so you can see it. I added that green brad because I'd already amputated it's legs and it was so sad.
So there you have it. Tomorrow I shall bore you with the tale of my road trip this past weekend. Let me just say: I need to move.
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