clean and simple with orange

Yesterday’s clean and simple challenge was to use orange.  It’s not a color I use often, but after looking through my supplies it was clear I had enough of it to go around!

The designer paper is from Basic Grey’s Sugar Rush – and there are so many colors in this particular series that you’d be able to do a card in just about any color! 

I chose the distressed orange dot paper with the floral amethyst colored paper behind it.  I lightly stamped a flourishy image from the Autumn Leaves Swirls set in amethyst ink in the background.  The orange flower is a prima and the button (from JoAnn’s) started out white, until I colored it with copic marker #BV02 to match the paper.  The orange ribbon is a twill type and was from an old Basic Grey ribbon kit that I’ve had for years.  The white cardstock is Bazzill Swiss dot – already embossed!!

Take a close look at the sentiment from Papertrey.  I stamped it on a piece of amethyst paper from the same BG series, then adhered it to a clear tag/charm – these are from Tim Holtz and come in a package that has 16 different shapes and sizes with 48 pieces in all.  I wasn’t sure how this would look but once it was attached it to the card I was really pleased.  The thickness of the tag/charm just adds a little bit more than merely an acetate overlay.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!