In Stamping Mode

Friday, July 17, 2009

Dust off that Orchid Opulence


How have you been neglected for so long, oh Orchid Opulence? Can anyone seriously remember the last time they've used you? It may have actually been some time in 2001, lol!

As soon as I saw the Cottage Wall dsp in the new catalog, I knew it was a must. When I read that Orchid Opulence was one of the colors used, I seriously thought to myself, "didn't that color retire ages ago?" How sad is that?! Well I'm glad it's made a comeback and I'm loving it on this card!! This has to be my most favorite one I've made in a long time! I used the latest Splitcoast sketch for inspiration.

Now I'm off to get ready for the day and *hopefully* take the kids to a water park. We will finally have some relief this weekend from the 100s and only hit the 90s!!! Wooooooot!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and I look forward to seeing those who can make it to my Open House on Sunday. :D

Stamping Mode Supplies (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Wings of Friendship (level 2 hostess)
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence
Paper: Cottage Wall dsp, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Silver Brads, Eyelet punch, Fine Cosmo Glitter (orchid), Fine Supernova Glitter (olive), Dazzling Diamonds, Large oval punch, Scalloped oval punch

11 comments:

Rosie said...

I hope the card makes back to my house. it's mine. Haha! I love it!

ChenChen42 said...

What a lovely color! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Hugs, michelle

Busym1 said...

I love that color! Beautiful!

Twila said...

How so true this post is. I never ever use that ink pad let alone know how to pronounce it. But I've been playing with it and this new DSP and I love it. Such a pretty card Melissa! Great work!

Nancy Riley said...

Melissa, I'm sitting in a quiet room all by myself, and when I saw your card, I said "oh my gosh!" ... OUTLOUD! My jaw just dropped to the ground! Your design is just perfect! I love it!

Barbara said...

Melissa, I have my order all set to go...I NEED to cas this card...it is beautiful. I love it!!! TFS

NancyS said...

These are not normally the colors I would choose, but they are GORGEOUS in your wonderful design. TFS and for making me expand my thinking.

Liz said...

This card is beautiful... I'm loving this colour combination too!

cvsequeira said...

The colors do look very nice. Poor orchid opulence:)

Anki said...

Loving it Melissa! Those colours are so perfect together and that cute little bird. Kram - Anki

Tracy said...

I love it! I had the same thought about Orchid, but now that I'm using it more I wonder why I let it sit untouched for so long!

This card is beautiful. I love that stamp set.... wish I would have gotten it at presale! :)

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