I don't know why but I had some real trouble making a card that I liked for this week's Jitterbuggin' challenge. I made three before I actually liked the end result, like they say, "third time's a charm." The rules this week for Jitterbuggin' were: follow the sketch, use a Cricut animal (0r two, or three...), and add stripes. I think it was the stripes rule that had me, I'm not sure why, but I had some problems with finding striped paper or striped anything that I liked with my creation.
This one is the card I actually liked. The cuts are from Pagoda, the panda is cut at 2 1/2," the branch at 1 1/2," and the flower at 1." I used the Plum Blossoms embossing folder for the cream cardstock that the panda is matted on and some ruby slipper Stickles on the flowers. The paper used as the base of the card is from the Far East stack by DCWV and the striped paper is from my stash as is the stamp. I will also be entering this into Paper Playtime's "zoo" challenge.