The 'love' card and the 'journey' patchwork card are the results I created for the PWMB October swaps challenge of "Like it, Love it, or Gotta Have it". We were challenged to take stripes to a different level--whether it was using striped paper or creating stripes with a technique (weaving, quilting effect, etc).
By being involved in this particular challenge, it really made me look at my supplies I purchased thus far through Paper Wishes (PW)/Hot Off the Press. It made me think about sizing, especially regarding focal elements (balance and proportion).
I also used stripes for my background papers with the October card swap. With that, some of the papers were metallics, so the sheen added a very nice element to a card that could have been 'okay'.
I challenge you, the reader, to see what you can do differently with striped paper or creating stripes.