Okay, so I received an absolutely gorgeous Just One swap from fellow TJ'er Gretchen Williams. It was done in orange with the dry embossed pearl technique, only using Twinkling H20s. There was a gorgeous ribbon on her card that I wanted. May Arts has gorgeous ribbon! I couldn't find the color, so she graciously offered to pick some up and ship it to me. It has taken me more than a month to figure out what I could use this on. I've ordered a ton more ribbon this month, so I'm working hard to use up what I have. Or at least some of it. My husband doesn't understand hoarding supplies, and admits I'm pretty good. I use everything I have, it's just that I have SO much!
Anyway, my orange Chinese Peony card is inspired by Gretchen Williams' card to me. I used the dry embossed pearls technique with H20s and Pearl Ex (not quite the same look, brighter, I think). Big Shot with Cuttlebug embossing folder, again. :o) I used May Arts ribbon and the Mega Tag punch, Clever Lever. Cardstock is SU! Very Vanilla and the embossed piece is Stardreams Opal. I used an SU! image, but I forget which set. I love the Chinese Peony image. Just a great flower. It's colored with Gamsol and Prismacolors in Poppy Red, which blends out a beautiful orangy-red color with Gamsol. It's mounted on an SU! piece, and dang it if I didn't forget the color! It's not True Thyme. It's not Mellow Moss. UGH!! I can't believe how bad my memory is for these colors! It's so frustrating. Anyway, it's a gorgeous green color from SU!
I used the ticket corner punch on the image, and an SU! sentiment on the tag. I really like this card. It feels so sunny and bright, but has such ornate imagery (that flower is so pretty!).