Did that title catch your attention? I thought it might! You laugh, but my stampin' friends have termed this pattern "the ugly paper" and they mock it to no end when we've used the other side of it in class. One of them challenged me to come up with a single card she liked using "the ugly paper." well, I have never been one to back down from a challenge, so I sat myself down yesterday and came up with--a few! Hopefully Michelle will find one of them passable! : )
And you can hopefully pick up some layouts or tips for working with "strongly" patterned papers!
This particular "ugly paper" comes from the Sale A Bration 2014 freebie pack called Sweet Sorbet. It's available free with any $50 order between now and midnight on March 31st, 2014. And I promise, this is the only sheet that you might find difficult to work with. The other patterns are adorable.
The stamp set is called Perfect Pennants and I got two colors of ink on the same stamped image by inking it with my Stampin' Markers instead of an ink pad.
Once I got started using "the ugly paper" I actually began to like it. It has some great colors worked into the pattern, and the black makes it really pop. It helped that my Sweet Sorbet Accessories pack came with twine in three coordinating colors, and the In Color Boutique Details also match. The other embellishments I used were the Essentials Wooden Elements from the spring catalog.
So what do you say, Michelle--did I sway your opinion? How about the rest of you?