Today, I present a that I made in answer to a Stampin’ Up! Team Challenge. The challenge was to use the “labels” from one of the pieces of Petal Promenade Designer’s Series Paper (DSP) (146913). The challenge was thrown down by my up-line team leader Christi Waite. I always love a challenge! And this took my mind off my poor sore jaw (to be explained later in post).
Color Coordinates of DSP
Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! puts the names of the coordinating colors of card stock and ink for each type of DSP on the back label. Having this list of coordinates makes color matching a cinch. Petal Promenade DSP lists the colors: Blushing Bride, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Whisper White. Lots of choices!
My Color Combination
But I struggled with the listed colors. I felt I needed to accent the roses and the colors Blushing Bride and Petal Pink did not quite work. So, I went slightly out of the box with my color choices for this card. My color combination includes Cherry Cobbler (ink 147083 / card stock 119685), Mossy Meadow (ink 147111/ card stock 133676), Smoky Slate ink 147113 /card stock 131202), and Whisper White (100730).
Accent Color for the Roses
Notice that Cherry Cobbler (119685) is not on the list of coordinating colors. After trying many different “Coordinating Colors” from the list, I decided to lay the Mossy Meadow (133676) and Smoky Slate (131202) on all the pinks/reds card stocks I had. I went through many different colors and finally decided that Cherry Cobbler (119685) fit the bill.
I liked the Cherry Cobbler (119685) card stock best with this particular label from Petal Promenade DSP(146913) that I needed to match. I really wanted to add some pinkish-red from the roses to my color combination. So, I cut my card base from Cherry Cobbler (119685) card stock at 4 1/4″ X 11″. I scored and folded the card stock at the 5 1/2″ mark.
I had already chosen my two frames from the list of coordinating colors. My Smoky Slate ( 131202) card stock was cut 4″ X 5 1/4″ and my Mossy Meadow (133676) layer was cut 3 3/4″ X 5″. I attached each of these frames to my card base with Snail Adhesive (104332). Then, I attached a 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White (100730) piece of card stock to the inside of the card since the card base is a dark color.
A Little Sparkle
My ‘label’ was trimmed to 3 1/2″ X 4 3/4″. I chose my sentiment from the Abstract Impressions Stamp set (147513) and used Mossy Meadow ink (147111) to stamp the sentiment. I love the sentiments as well as the flowers on the Abstract Impressions stamp set. Then I attached my label to my card frames with Snail Adhesive (104332). I still felt he card needed something so I added a few pink, purple and yellow gems to add a little sparkle. I think it turned out pretty good!
I was a bit surprised that I had time and energy to make this card before my team meeting Thursday night. That is because my life hit a little bump this week Wednesday . About 3 1/2 months ago I had a root canal dental procedure because of a very bad toothache. Unfortunately, I had to move on to a tooth extraction since I was still in severe pain a week after the root canal! The root canal and extraction were a breeze compared to what I went through for my tooth implant.
Tooth Implant Consultation
Because I am still quite young, I decided that I would go with a tooth implant to replace the tooth that was removed. I met with the dentist prior to the procedure. He explained how what the procedure entailed. He said most people have the procedure with local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide (laughing Gas). He seemed very nice. I thought I was prepared for getting the implant, but the actual procedure was pretty awful!
One of Many
On the day of the procedure, the dentist came in and said I was the eighth implant for that day. Hmm, I thought that was quick work since it was only 1:30pm. This won’t be so bad.
Why so Tense?
I started out with some Nitrous oxide. I barely started feeling the gas when the dentist came in and gave me four injections into my jaw. He had the guts to pat my wrinkled brow and say “relax, you are going to give yourself a headache. Why are all you people so tense today?”. Really???? I was cringing in pain and I was trying to hold still. I can guess, if “all you people” are going through what I was going through at that moment, they were probably in intense pain! That’s enough to make anyone tense!
Nitrous Oxide Begins
After my injections, the dentist goes out the door with the statement, “we’ll let you numb up and let your blood pressure come down some”. I should have walked out then but I kept breathing through my nose hoping for some laughing gas to help me calm down. my mantra was “hang in there, hang in there”.
Some time later, the dentist walks back in and says,”let’s perform a little test”. I had my eyes squeezed shut so I am not sure what he poked me with but I think it was a clamp to hold my mouth open. But whatever he did made me cringe with pain in my jaw/gum area. He says, “Oh, I guess we’re ok then”. I should have run screaming out the door at this point but no, I decide to be the “good patient” and trust the doctor’s decision. Big Mistake!
Famous Last Words: “Feel a Little Pressure”
Then “we” continued with the procedure with some drilling and an occasional “you are going to feel a little pressure” and “keep breathing through your nose.” Here I am gasping for air because I am in so much pain and he calls it “a little pressure.” Okay, maybe I am being paid back for all those times as a nurse I used the words, “Just a Little Pressure now”.
Finally, I think “we” are done but nope, “we” still had to put the actual implant in yet. The dentist actually says to me “you got some good bone in there; made us work a lot harder.” I remember thinking, ‘I am paying someone a lot of money to do this to me?’
Finally, Anesthetic Kicks in
I am fairly tough and have a pretty high pain tolerance. I decide, “in for a penny, in for a pound” and decide to see the procedure through. I continue to suck in the laughing gas, hoping to make it through the procedure without crying. The implant goes in with a lot of twisting and tugging and pain. but finally the numbing medicine or laughing gas kicked in. I made it through without crying!
As the dentist leaves he pats me on my numb cheek and says, “there, now don’t mess up the stitches or eat anything sharp or the implant won’t take.” The dental assistant explains this statement by saying that the implant has to stay immobile while healing or the bone graft they put in, won’t harden around the implant. Then the implant could change position and they won’t be able to fit the “tooth” or crown part on. Great incentive to be careful! I was never afraid of the dentist but now the idea of going has me concerned.
Well enough about my woes! on to better subjects! The December Paper Pumpkin is going to be very fun and festive! This is a great way for newbies to try paper crafting as well as great for veteran crafters! The set includes all you need but a scissors and adhesive. Order by December 10th!
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Have a wonderful Saturday and Happy Stamping,