Monday, October 27, 2014

TKJ#195 Ugly Paper :-)

How about that title? That's right, we want to see you brake out some ugly paper and use it on your projects this week. We all have it. I have plenty. I have bought paper pads that have pretty paper sheets that also have paper in there that just doesn't do it for me. The snippets you see below being some of them.

For today's Ugly Paper Challenge at The Kraft Journal, I used some that I have not been fond of, but in small doses it doesn't make for a bad card. :-)

I started with a Kraft Brown Cardstock base onto which I matted an embossed layer of Kraft Brown Cardstock.  I then aligned those "ugly paper" patterned pieces to the center of the card using foam adhesive. 

Using Buff Ivory Cardstock, I die-cut a thicker width banner and ink distressed the edges using Vintage Photo Ink getting it ready for a sentiment.  Next I used a word die-cut from My Creative Time using the coordinating "ugly papers" and added to the center.  Lastly, I wrapped some Brown Baker's Twine around the end and tied in a bow adding to the center of the papers to complete my card.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Ugly Paper" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a Fantastic week!


Audrey Pettit said...

haha, omgosh, that is such a funny challenge theme! But you are right, we all have it, and I love what you did with yours! In small doses, those ugly papers can look pretty good! Your idea to create the little banner strips is brilliant. Love the die cut sentiment, too. Great job!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You made UGLY look AMAZING!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty design Tammy! Love the embossing, pp, LOVE!

Maria said...

What a fab idea to use up those so called "ugly" papers...hehehe! And, I have to say you did a great job with them! I think this card looks absolutely lovely!:-)

Stella said...

This is a brilliant challenge and your take on it is amazing. Love the texture you added with the embossed background and your banners are gorgeous. Yes even with papers you do not like ;)Fab card!

Lisa Elton said...

You my friend have worked magic with your "ugly" paper! I love the sentiment banner with the multiple wraps of twine!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I have an entire box full of nearly-empty paper pads....with just the uglies left. WHY?? Saving them for this challenge, obvs. lol!
I think you managed to give these hideous things new life, because they look fabulous here!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous is this!! It's the most beautiful ugly paper I've seen!! You used it perfectly!! And the embossing really makes it pop!! Fabulous project my friend!! :)

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Greta said...

What a great way to use paper you're not fond of--love this card, Tammy! You've given me ideas!

Karen Letchworth said...

So many cute projects, Tammy. Not sure what's up, but I do miss hearing from you. I truly hope all is well - I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

P.S. I'm definitely going to use the spool idea. Hope you don't mind!