My SU order came on Monday. My wonderful demo brought it to me in a snow-shower!
I was determined to make some cards w/this bounty. I started w/the rubons (stinking COOL rubons!) I figured I'd use the black first. Ok, what color would look best with black. Not red, not white. Hey, I've got some In Colors left from last year & I'm going to get rid of them all! I have decided that In Colors are not a good thing (at least not for my weirdly wired mind). I bought 3 colors of ink & reinker 'cause I would not be able to get the ink again. Uh, what do you do w/the ink & inkers when the PAPER is gone??? I now have Cranberry Crisp & True Thyme ink & no paper to go with it. I hate that!!! But, I digress.
I picked out Vintage Violet 'cause I thought the black would look good against that color. Now, to find another color to go with it. All of the remaining In Colors look HORRID w/this color except Marigold Morning (the 3rd color of ink I bought. WHY??? I hate yellows!) This combo looks ok & I find a ribbon in my stash that goes pretty well.
I have to make something else to use my new stamps & Scallop punch. I look for a pattern paper to go w/dirty bruises (VV). Nothing! Finally, I find some scraps of an old Basic Grey. It actually matches (and the distressing matches the Marigold!) I'm not 100% crazy about this one.
So I try some more BG PP to see what else I come up with. These, I'm actually pretty happy with. I'm still not digging the VV. I went to a SU Color Matching site but, there wasn't much there I liked. I was going to try it with a rose or pink color when Shuggy posted that she LOVES this color. I'm sending the rest to her and not wasting any of my time on a really, really ugly color.