The problem with having my computer upstairs and my workspace downstairs is that my card isn't exactly like the sketch:
The challenge for Use It!:
1. Color challenge: PINK, BLACK, WHITE
2. Accents: SCALLOPS, RIBBON, AND BLING, OH MY!
I'm not really a bling kind of girl, but I tried. I made the scallop with wavy scissors, used some vintage black twill tape (instead of ribbon), and added some little crystals to the center of the flower.
3. Pattern: POLKA DOTS, BABY!
I used hot pink and black polka dot papers and the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. The papers are so old--I didn't realize I still had them, but they are perfect for this challenge.,
4. D.I.Y.: aka 'do it yourself'. Create something to add to your card....
I made the flower from different size circles of taffeta fabric. I singed the edges with a lighter and only ended up with one small blister on the palm of my hand when my husband distracted me.
My card was a true stash card. I'm in the process of trying to clean and organize my current workspace in our unfinished basement. We are finally having our basement finished, and I will soon have a clean, organized, well-lit craft space. As I've been sorting and organizing, I've found so much stuff I didn't know I had. I wasn't sure about sorting all my patterned papers by color, but now I can find what I'm looking for and it has a home when I'm done with it. Amazing!