Friday, November 4, 2016

Posies and Paisleys

I think pretty much unless you live under a rock you are aware of a new stamp set called Posies and Paisleys from Stampin' Up. It has a coordinating die set, designer papers and ribbon. While I truly liked the colors and patterns of the papers the paisley stamp set didn't really do it for me.

I think some of that is I've spent the last 26 years of my life listening to my husband diss paisleys. "Paisleys don't exist in nature!" he would say. Yeah, well, neither do twinkies and you like those!
However, more and more people were using it and showing it off. I kept thinking that maybe this set wasn't as awful as I first thought. Finally I got a chance to play with it when I made this card. I can say I like it better and I totally love the papers. I'm not sure I'm ready to run out and buy it just yet, give me a couple more hours. *wink*
Look at all those fun little bits and pieces, including the die cuts done on copper foil sheets. It's cool. And this card design isn't as hard as it looks. It's called a double concertina card. Mine is being persnickety about standing up completely straight. It's a bit wonky, like me.

The Fine Print: Weren't you paying attention? Everything by Stampin' Up Petals, Paisleys, Posies and Pish Tosh or something like that. Check the holiday mini catalog. 

16 comments:

Carol L said...

In a word - phenomenal!! This is nothing short of spectacular! I love every little detail!

Barb said...

Wow Judy your card looks fabulous. I think the papers are beautiful and all the other pieces look really fun to use. I love the shape of your card. You say it's not too difficult - I'll take your word for that. Anyway it's darned impressive. Barbxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Popped up on my dashboard and me curious, Judy, what a clever but very unique card, brilliant work, love it.
Shaz in Oz.x

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

wow!
this is amazing!
love it!

thecraftycavalier said...

And where is the tutorial to this fabulous card???? This is seriously fabulous and I love the papers. Hmmmm, you need to show us how it's done :-) Jayne x

thecraftycavalier said...

Thank you for the link :-) I love trying different card shapes :-) xx

Janeen said...

STOP!! you're killing me with all these folds and perfectly aligned pieces of designer papers. oh my word. fabulous!! i'm feeling so inadequate. LOL

cotnob said...

A super card Judy, a fabulous design with lots of great details.
Pauline
x

Maxine D said...

Love your wonky-ness Princess J - and the card is stunning!! Love how you have used the images and die cuts. I know what you mean about not liking sopmething because the DH diss's it. ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

Carole said...

WOW, Judy - you've done an amazing job on this card. I like paisley. It's stunning and, to me, looks very complicated to make. x

Irish Cherokee said...

I had an awful time getting out from under that rock, or was it a boulder. No matter! I lived through the paisley era so I love the card. Fun design and funky too. As for the wonky, that is me as well. It's nice to have company.

Hugs and Blessings,
Jim

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I'm totally in awe of this masterpiece!

SARN said...

WOW - look at you with the amazing shaped card and the lovely paisley!
Go PJ!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

laurie said...

Love your paisley card! Awesome shaped card and a great design!

LesleyG said...

wow that sure does look tricky, but I'm glad not to be the only one who does wonky. Couldn't warm to this set but have seen nice things done....yours is very nice xxx

Bonnie said...

If the card has more than one fold, I'm challenged. So I'm really impressed by this card, PJ! I'm on the fence about this set too. We'll see! I love what you've done with it!