The card below was created for two different challenges:
The first was the Use It Tuesday Challenge. This required that we make a project that has something metal on it. The other requirement is that we use something from our stash! This was perfect for me. I have so many brads and so many colors! It was the perfect opportunity to dig in and use them on this card. It's so nice to have supplies on hand, but I find often there are so many different products in my stash I don't know where to begin. Challenges are a great way to provide a focus.
The second challenge was the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, which was to use patterned paper. The paper I used is from the Authentique Glowing paper line...If you've seen some of my past blog post, I'm sure this is no surprise.
I keep a basket of pre-folded A2 card bases in my most used colors (crumb cake, chocolate chip, black, etc) on my craft desk. I also include some other colors depending on the season. For example, right now I have some oranges for Halloween, some reds and greens for Christmas. It really helps jumpstart my cardmaking process!