Do you all remember that crazy rant I had about masculine cards and how much I hated "dusty blue" as a color for anything? Well, you can check it out HERE, and then you can see the follow-up post with the colorful men's cards HERE.
I bought some leaf dies by Tim Holtz, and I was trying them out on some text paper. I colored them with inks and daubers, and then ran them through some embossing folders and re inked them. Cool dies, GREAT size.
Then it was time to make a card. AAAAAAAAAAAAnd, I liked this plaid. I did. I REALLY liked it. I paired it with some other papers, with other colors, with other patterns, and I came up with a card.
I made this--
Well, I'll be damned if that isn't DUSTY BLUE. Both on the plaid, and on the more navy colored leaves. I was so taken in by the other colors (and that rather feisty blue in the tiny leaves) to really notice until I was just about done.
I LOVE the gold and the red in the plaid. and the gold turning up again in the patterned strip in the middle there. I think (my memory is going) that the big blue leaves may have been punched from the same paper as the plaid, but from the reverse side, but don't hold me to that.
I like how the brown patterned paper speaks to the leaf shapes, too. And, I really love how those teeny, tiny leaves just POP.
So, this is me, eating my words about Dusty Blue. Like most any color, it's what it's paired with and how it's used that really makes or breaks it.
Let's not get used to seeing posts of this ilk, shall we?? Especially since I LIKE this card. Maybe we can just call it more "denim", and less "dusty?"
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