Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Personal Challenge

As you can probably wager by going back through some of my recent posts, I'm head-over-heels in love with the soon-to-be-released Paisley Petals DSP.

In general, I adore the different patterns;  one of them, however, I find incredibly challenging to use.  It's colors are not only waaaay outside my personal comfort zone, but I didn't really have much of anything to match:

This sheet is predominantly Tangerine Tango with little seed pods all over the place.  It reverses to a really pretty green print, but using just that side wouldn't really be much of a challenge, because it's so purty and I  it!

Anywho, here's what I came up with:

It's true, I didn't go hog wild with the tangerine tango side, but baby steps, ya know? ;-)  Also making an appearance is the Four Frames stamp set nestled inside a decorative label punchout.  The "Thank You" is from the Because I Care hostess set. It's hard to tell, but there's also a bit of sparkle from some Champagne Mist shimmer paint over the embossed parts of the background.

All in all, it's a pretty tame, earthy card with a punch of YOWZA. I'm not completely smitten with the way this card turned out, but it's a start!  I need to spend some more time inside my comfort zone before I tango with tangerines again, I think ;-)

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Stamps: Four Frames, Because I Care
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Paisley Petals DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint, Basic Pearls, Glimmer Brad, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Top Note Die


  1. This is very pretty. I like the subtle touch of the tangerine tango. There are a few colors that I have a hard time dancing with too.

  2. You did a fab job of incorporating :) the tangerine tango into your card...comfort zone or no! :) It's very pretty.

  3. So pretty! I just ordered this DSP and the set and I can't wait to get my hands on it tomorrow when it comes:) TFS - I'm following you from SC - I'm #367 - Kendra Richardson @

  4. What a beautiful card Michey. I like the way you didn't avoid using a paper you were not particularly fond of but used it in a way that showcases the card and adds such a beautiful touch in terms of the embellishment. Love it! TFS.

  5. This is stunning, Michey! Very classy! I love the embossing and the sheen! The flower uses just the right amount of the Tangerine print! LOVE it!

  6. ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!! You have a really great style and your blog design is really pretty! Following you from SC! :)

  7. This is lovely. Your flower is fabulous and I like the textured panel addition.

  8. This is a great card! When I saw the DSP before you made the card, I will admit...I wasn't so fond. But your card - wow! Pleasantly surprised me! Way to go on using a less-liked pattern in a small way! :)

    Followed you here via SC Blog Thread! :)

  9. Wow! That's a tough DSP to use, but I really like how you incorporated it into the flower! It brings a lot of dimension to the flower! Lovely card! :)

  10. wowzer this is beautiful! The dsp has grown are me as well. Love how you used it. hugz n blessings.

  11. Just gorgeous! Love the color mix and your beautiful design. The embossing is the perfect touch, too. Very pretty! :)


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