Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn Flair... A Challenge Card

Phew!  I've had a busy weekend working on projects for the next round of UStamp - Get A Jump On Your Jingle, and for We Stamp For Lara (purchase entry here).  Busy, busy, busy... but nothing I can share... yet!

Anyway, I managed to make a card for a couple of different challenges, and I'm quite pleased with my efforts.  It's a silly reason, but I'll share it anyway.  :-) 

*deep breath*

Hi, my name is Danielle, and I hate orange.  There.  I said it.  I really do hate the colour orange.  And yellow.  I'm not sure why, I just do. 

So... the Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 54} was perfect for me...

See what I mean??  I paired it with CASE Study Challenge #12 (gosh I love that blog!), Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful 4 Challenge and The Paper Players Challenge #22 - Anything Goes.  And I came up with this...

Wanna know a secret?  I love this colour combo!!  The only reason I had Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon is because I took part in a ribbon share... and I've used it all! So, I took a deep breath and I've ordered an entire roll. It's a big step for an orange hater!

Now, this is a simple card.  And I mean simple.  It's definitely not a prize winner, but it's easy to make and (I think) easy on the eye.  :-)  I hope you think so too!

Stamp sets - Autumn Flair, Signature Greetings - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Inks - More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon, corner rounder



  1. Danielle, you are so funny! When I was growing up, I LOVED anything orange--the color, the flavor, EVERYTHING! I still love it and you've created a wonderfully simple, elegant fantastic card using ORANGE!!! Good for you, stepping out of that box! Thanks for playing with us this week, too!

  2. For an orange hater - you are using it an awful lot, lol - but definitely to great advantage!

  3. Danielle! I laughed outloud reading your post! I LOVE orange! You have used it SO well here and I am happy that you stepped out and bought an entire roll of the stuff!! You have made me want it too!
    Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  4. Yes, well, I think you might be a convert, Danielle! This card is fantastic, and the ribbon is almost good enough to EAT. Gorgeous challenge entry!

  5. Well .. I bet you're glad you weren't a child brought up in the seventies era. I had a bright orange jumper to 'match' just about everybody's kitchen decor at the time!! PS: I'm not partial to orange either!

  6. Lovely fall card Danielle. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call.

  7. Well your card certainly doesn't reflect the fact that you hate those colors, in fact, you've done a marvelous job with them! Doesn't it feel good to work outside your comfort zone? Great job on the CASE, love the design and wonderful Fall colors. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study challenges!

  8. So lovely! I really like the layout.

  9. Love your CAS design Danielle, a fabulous job with the colours, your dislike for orange certainly doesn't show!! Thanks for sharing at CASE study this week! :)

  10. Your post made me laugh out load! You sure did own it for a orange-hater!! Beautiful card--so glad you could join us at The Paper Players this week!

  11. We love you too, chickie! :) Gorgeous card, thank you for playing! xxx

  12. Doesn't look like you hate orange to me, LOL!! Used it wonderfully and bow is fabulous!!

  13. Gorgeous CAS card Danielle!!! Love how you used the colors...thanks for joining us!!! Hugs ~S~

  14. What a stunning use of these colors on a CAS card! I'd have never guessed that you don't like orange. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  15. darling! thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call!