When I saw the current challenge at Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers:
I knew I had to play along.
I don't have a lot of ugly paper. I have a bunch of papers that came in 6x6 pads that aren't my favorite, but I wouldn't call them ugly. However, those are the first papers I pull out when I need to do a technique with a piece of patterned paper, because I really don't care if I destroy it.
So the other day, when I was playing with a technique from the last Online Card Class - Background Check, I ended up with a UFO that I decided was perfect for this challenge.
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
This started with that background green piece. It is a floral paper from a pack I had out (Prima, maybe?) and it was embossed and inked according to the lesson. I didn't love it, so it landed in the UFO pile. But here it is, all resurrected and used.
Then, since I was sleep-deprived at the time (I was wide awake at 4:30 am, so ... I crafted!), I started looking around my desk and pulled together those orange and green papers. At this point I decided I'd passed two milestones. (1) I'd gone from "ugly" to "fugly", and (2) not only was the background paper fugly, the whole card was fugly. Always the over-achiever.
The horizontal strips were cut-offs from trimming the orange and green remnants. Then I spied a roll of orange washi tape. I'm telling you, neat people miss out on all this good inspiration!
Since I was attempting to follow the now-expired Mojo Monday sketch:
the bottom needed to be a different color. Since the trimmings didn't cover the whole thing: washi tape! This card was getting fuglier by the minute!
So far, all parts-is-parts were gleaned from my desk, so I went to the UFO file and pulled out the happy birthday banner. My only regret is I didn't bother to use something snarky. Hey, there's still time. I could make another card before the deadline. Could happen.
To finish out the expired sketch, I die-cut a circle from a remnant of white, and added an orange button, the only thing I had to leave my desk to get.
I may not win the ugly paper challenge, but I think I've nailed the fugly card. So proud.
This, people, is what happens when one is sleep-deprived and feeling ornery.
Thanks for stopping by!
Update: My card won Princess of Snark over at SoSS: