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Friends in Orange and White

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  I did manage to get to my stamping space to make 1 card.  I am always so pleased to be able to get the chance to do that. It's a fabulous thing as it makes me focus on something other than work.  Which is always a very good thing :-)

I decided to do a challenge tonight using one of my favorite SU stamp sets - Simple Friendship.  I haven't done a stamping411 challenge for a while, so decided it was time to do that.  I also wanted to continue my new year resolution of using colors and/or stamps that I don't often use.  So... tonight... oh boy... I so rarely use this color... in fact, so rarely that I didn't have scraps in my folder!  However, I have decided that I am in love with this color... ORANGE!  and it isn't even Halloween!  Also, it's a color I've used 3 times in the last week!

It was a pretty cool sketch - so pop along and check out the inspiration cards and the submissions.  You all know that I recommend doing challenges to take you out of your comfort zone - or to get you out of a funk.


I wanted to keep the card clean and simple, so kept white on white with just a pop of orange.  Unfortunately the pic doesn't show the sparkly butterfly!

Card recipe:

  • card stock:  whisper white, only orange
  • stamps:  Simple Friendship
  • Accessories:  Big Shot with perfect polka dots embossing folder for the vertical matt; grosgrain Orange ribbon; small half pearls; Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  I love the fact that the polka dots echo the dots of the pearls on the butterfly
  • I chose not to take the polka dot matt all the way from the top to the bottom of the card, but leave a little white breathing space instead
  • I stamped the butterfly in Only Orange onto Whisper White card stock.
  • I then repeated it on to a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I used the rock and roll technique and inked the stamp with Only Orange classic ink and then rolled it in Ruby Red. 
  • Once I had stamped it on the scrap piece, I covered the image with Versamark and then ran it into the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set it
  • I cut around the second butterfly with my paper snips and then mounted it onto the first stamped butterfly with snail.
  • I placed half pearls down the body of the butterfly
  • I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Red - to match the edges of the butterfly
  • Wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon between the sentiment and the butterfly

In the end, I was really pleased with the crisp clean feel of the card and am really in love with Orange.  So I challenge you to try a color combination you wouldn't normally use!

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday - you all deserve it.  Thank you so much for your visit - you know it means a great deal to me.




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This is so pretty Jaydee! Whoever gets this card will definitely LOVE it!! It looks so simple to make but just elegant to look at! You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for sharing your awesome creation!

Laurie Zoellmer

Love the crisp-look of the orange and white, beautiful!!!

Patricia Hoffman

Hi Jaydee, very nice card. I love the color orange! I especially like it when paired with whisper white and a little yellow. I really like your clean and simple card. At first glance I thought the ribbon on the front of the card running from top to bottom was cardstock, silly me. I like that you only used a little of the Polka Dot Embossing Folder behind the main focal image. It keeps it very simple that way. Love the way you did your butterfly, I have to try that technique sometime, thanks for explaining and sharing it. You have a wonderful Wednesday also, I'm off to the Doctor to see what the next steps are that we will take. I'll keep you posted. May you always be as Blessed as you are today!

Cyber ((hugs)), Trish in Wisconsin

Beth Rigden

Another nice card Jaydee! It is so bright and happy-looking!
I like how the pearls and the polka dots kind of work together to get that "together" look of circles. It is hard to explain that--but I hope you know what I mean!


I LOVE the orange with the butterfly. It is so bright and cheery and I love butterflies. Stamping on the Whisper White really makes the orange pop. Great job!

Robin Merriman

This is gorgeous in my book! Love the pop of bright color and the glitter with the pearls! Just Wow!
Thanks for playing along with the 411 this week!

kris lynch

very pretty and elegant card!

Lynn Hayes

Just way TOO pretty. Love the orange butterfly.


Another AB-FAB card! The butterfly in orange make me feel extra springy, then again, maybe it's the full regular coffee! :) I Love the way you've been doing CAS lately--but you always manage to put a Jaydee spin on it. On your blog CAS should stand for COLORFUL and STUNNING, because this card does not look simple!
Have a fantastic day My Friend.
Trish, I'm praying that all goes/went well at yoru doctor's appointment today.

Connie Babbert

Very the use of tone on tone white! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!


This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the way you did the butterfly....awesome job!

Patti Chesky

Love this sparkly butterfly!!!! It's a gorgeous card especially with the white background!


So pretty!! Love the bling, butterfly and simpleness of this card!!

Kay Kalthoff

One word - GORGEOUS!

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