grey is the new black

That is what all the fashion and design magazines are saying, so I figured I’d be trendy with today’s clean and simple card.

This weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS is to use “flourishy” type things on your card.  I started with a piece of grey cardstock and embossed part of a flourish image in white on it.  The bird was stamped and embossed in white on a piece of the same grey cardstock then cut out and popped up on the main panel.

I sponged the edges of the grey panel in white then mounted it on white cardstock.  Because it looked a little plain I took a scrap piece of the grey, punched it with a scallop border punch and added it to the bottom.

From here I was not sure which color to use for the base card and after trying several different colors I settled on this textured lilac card from Bazzill.  I like the look of lilac and grey together.  A piece of silk white ribbon with a pearl brad was added at the corner.

Paper:  Bazzill textured, Stampin Up grey, generic white
Ink:  CTMH white pigment, Palette Charcoal
Stamps:  Autumn Leaves Swirls, Flourishes Birds and Vine
Other:  May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bazzill pearl brads, white embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Check back tomorrow for another card I made for the clean and simple challenge.