Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral . . . True Confessions . . .

Okay, so I have to come clean here. When I first saw this stamp set in the new catalog, I was NOT impressed, In fact, I do believe I went so far as to tell my friend, "Who in the heck would EVER buy those dumb big flowers???"

Thanks to the enable-isms of my dear, sweet stampin' friends over at SCS, I am now eating crow and have reformed my ways. Oddly, not only do I NOT hate this set anymore, I actually LOVE it!! Kinda weird, eh? (And I am SURE that this has NEVER happened to ANY of you, RIGHT????)

I made this spring lily card for CC213. I must also admit that this combo didn't seem very "spring-like" to me when I first read the list of colors. Again, I have done a 180 on that assessment as well. At least I am open to change and willing to admit when I have made a mistake . . . :)

Have a happy "hump" day . . .

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Three dies (S4-189), White taffeta ribbon, wide oval and scalloped oval punches, paper distressing tool, 1/2" circle punch, pearl sticker, pop-up glue dots

6 comments:

Connie said...

This is stunning, Wendy! I too, was on the fence about this set, but I am coming around! LOL!

akagreenhouse said...

Lovely card! It seems you are doing 180's quite a bit lately! LOL Cathy

Jessica said...

So pretty Wendy and I love those flowers too :)

Anonymous said...

Wendy,

Don't worry i was the same way!! But between everyone's blogs showing off this stamp set, and how universal it is.. I had to get it as of yesterday. In fact I stalked the post man after I ordered it! Now if only I actually put some ink to it...lol

love the card,
Charna

Anonymous said...

I love this set, and kinda felt the same way as you when I first saw it...
Now I am in love with what I see... But dont have my own yet! Can you believe I FORGOT to order it!!!! Now I am not putting an oredr in for a bit... Sheesh!
Diane Cooper

Terri H. said...

Wendy, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I have not ordered that set yet, because I kind of felt that same way. I may have to re-think this one. Thanks for this inspiring example.