I really like this pastel stack. It is textured, which gives the papers nice definition, and the colors are great. They are not all super-pastelly, there are some that are a little brighter and there is a great range in terms of colors.
I have one of these stacks and it is PERFECT for cardmaking and for layouts. Tear art and torn page techniques are some of my favorite and the white core shows up so well with this kind of paper art. Love it! DCWV paper is always consistant in color and quality too. Great stuff.