Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Take It Tuesday

So here is a card using the DSP I hate so much, Razzleberry Lemonade. I've come to the realization that not only do I hate it, but it sucks that creative life out of me. This is the 4th attempt at making a card with this paper and I can't stand this card either but it is better than my first 3 attempts (don't even ask). The number 1 suggestion I had to use up this paper was to give it as prizes/gifts. So here we go. It is part of my tuesday give away. I hope some of my fellow papercrafters like this paper enough to leave me a comment. On the plus side, I used up 2 full sheets coming up with this card. 2 sheets down, 10 to go. LOL

This card is part of Take It Tuesday. If you leave a comment on this blog post (click here to go to my blog if you are reading this from Facebook), you will be entered to win a free card kit with enough supplies to make 5 copies of this card (minus the adhesive and stamped images). You have until midnight May 26/10. I will pick a winner on Thursday.

Stamps: Awash In Flowers, Tiny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals


We are usually our own worst critics. The card is not that bad!

I think you did a great job.. but I totally understand about having the creativeness sucked out of you when it is something you hate.. been there done that have the "T" shirt LOLOL
Susan Neidlinger

I'm soooo laughing right now! At you honesty.....I love your layout...but I have to agree that the DSP is not real flattering. I have these moments too - they can really make you scream - RIGHT?

I think you did great with what you had to work with. Sometimes if you just step back and look at it, you see it in a different perspective. I am not real crazy about the paper, but think you did great with what you had!

I actually love that paper! So I guess I hope I win your give away.
The card is very nice, I think.
Krista Pomeroy

Well, it's not your usual "WOW" card, but that may be because of your aversion to the DSP. Giveaways are one way to get it out of your sight. Might be good as a hostess gift, as well, at a workshop -- or a door prize. I've run into the same creative blocks . . . friends benefit from my indiscretions! LOL

I like the paper, I think it is pretty. I really like the way you detailed the top corner of the white paper. Is that done with an edge punch? I would suggest maybe a deeper/purpley red ribbon to help unify the card. Or maybe even green (from the paper) colored ribbon. To try to work more with the paper than against it. With the greens and reds in the paper would you ever consider trying to use it for a christmas card?

ooh the scalop punch!!!

I am no expert but I agree with Nadine. My first gut feeling was that the paper and card were lovely but the ribbon was not quite right. I thought it could do with being a little darker. I cannot see the green in the paper but it would be a good choice to pick out a contrasting colour in the paper. I would love that card.

LOL!! Oh Michelle, I love the description, "sucked it all out." I have to agree with you about this DSP. I still have a lot left from the one pkg. I bought in preview. However, this designed sheet was my very favorite out of the pkg., and used it up quick. I really love your card (am I sick or what???). The only thing I would have done was substitute the Polka Dot ribbon with the 1/4" Black Grosgrain to show off your beautiful stamped flower. I would do this at a card class in a heartbeat. Hugs,
Sandi Dailey

I love the card!! So, I hope I win!!

Rosemarrie Gonzalez

The card is not bad I agree with a couple of the other comments that it is the color of the ribbon.I sure do like the scallop punches

Try using it in smaller amounts, like little strips or accent pieces, I do this with those I dont like then they usually arent so bad

Actually, I do like the card - and totally agree that maybe using a different ribbon might help. The first thing I saw when I looked at the card was the ribbon. I absolutely love the layout and think you did a great job. And, I know what you mean about not liking something and still trying to come up with a presentable project. Keep up the great work:).

I like your card. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to win blog candy.

I love the card. think it turned out great.. I went back after reading the comments and I think some are right about the color of the ribbon.

Michelle, I agree; that paper is a tough one to use.
Nance in Reno

I love your card but I also love that paper and had to order it twice to make cards with it. I also love that stanp set. I hope I win thanks Bonnie

Some of the DSP packs really have some great paper and a few sheets of paper that is so hard for me to use. Thinking the whole pack is bleah has to make the creation process so much harder. Maybe something like the quilt technique will let you use a lot of pieces without you being hit with looking at the whole pattern? In any event, I think your card layout is pretty cool. And I'm sure someone out there would think it is the best ever if they received it. :)

I think the name says it all.....razzleberry lemonade! So if you used razzleberry and a lemon color paper and maybe just think strips of the DSP (as if they were ribbon, or a scalloped border )you might like it better? You know what they say.if life gives you lemons.make lemonade!

Haha, I just read the same commentary by another LNS member who brayered over it with the Jenny's coat technique. that's one way to cover it up. I'm not a fan of this paper either but it looks nice on a girly scrap page.

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