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Embellish Butterflies Color Challenge

Hey there! This Friday starts off a new challenge over at Embellish Magazine. The challenge is to use butterflies and a color combination of kraft, black, and green! If you get a chance, go check it out and create something too! There are a few stamp sets up for grabs!

  1. Trim vintage music paper to about 4" x 5.25" and add distress ink.
  2. Add ruffled ribbon.
  3. Die cut circle.
  4. Trim cream cardstock strip, add distress ink, and stamp sentiment, then adhere on circle die cut.
  5. Using decorative scissors, trim kraft cardstock and adhere above and below sentiment strip.
  6. Pop circle die cut off music sheet.
  7. Add black rhinestone flourish, cutting some pieces to create dimension.
  8. Stamp butterfly with black ink on green cardstock and add distress ink.
  9. Cut out butterfly and pop off circle die cut near sentiment strip. Add three black rhinestones to butterfly body.
  10. Adhere focal point to spring moss A2 card front.

Stamps :: Skipping Stones Design - healing wings
Ink :: SU! - black; Ranger - tea dye, antique linen
Cardstock :: PTI - spring moss, kraft, rustic cream; American Crafts - black
Patterned Paper :: Craft Supply - vintage Mozart music sheet paper
Embellishments :: Midori - green satin ribbon; Zva - black flourish jewel; KaiserCraft - black rhinestones
Tools :: Craft Supply - scalloped decorative scissors; Spellbinders - standard circles nestabilities (S4-114), wizard

So, last night I made my pulled pork sandwich with french fries. I usually make my own fries from potatoes, but I got home a lot later than usual and the frozen bag won! Cole slaw is on my pulled pork sandwich because it's good! I lived in North Carolina over a non-consecutive seven years. While there, I drank sweet tea and ate barbecue. North Carolina pulled pork sandwiches are often served with cole slaw, but many eat it on the sandwich. The first time I saw this, I screamed a big "EWAH!" McArthur had me to try it, along with a hot dog "Cook Out" style, which is with chili and cole slaw. Needless to say, I liked it! It's the only way I like barbecue sandwiches now. Look at it like a dressing on a sandwich, similar to mustard or mayonnaise (even though I secretly hate mayonnaise, which is why I can't use it in my slaw). I hope you give it a try, if you haven't already!

  1. Place pork loin in slow cooker and season. Cook on low for about 7 hours.
  2. Pull pork apart using two forks, until stringy.
  3. Add barbecue sauce and heat.
  4. Cut up about 1/3 of an onion and place into a bowl with angel haired cole slaw mix.
  5. Add celery seed and Marzetti's cole slaw dressing.
  6. Cook french fries as desired.
  7. Toast kaiser roll bun and prepare sandwich. Add a bit more barbecue sauce on top of pork and some slaw.

Pork Loin (Chicken is a great substitute)
Barbecue Sauce (a little over a bottle was needed)
Marzetti's Cole Slaw dressing
Angel Haired Cole Slaw mix
French Fries
Kaiser Roll buns

Thanks for your visit, comments, support. Enjoy your weekend!


Stamping Cafe said...

This is breathtaking, Ashley! I adore every bit of it, you are amazingly talented!! The food looks mighty yummy, thanks for sharing!

Geny said...

Yummy card and yummy sandwich! I must play along with this challenge...I keep getting too busy and missing the deadline! I love this soft soothing color combo!

Cassandra said...

I don't have a slow cooker, would the oven be OK, if so what temperature. It all looked so good, so did the card!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card and I love the color combo. We love pulled pork and make it with root beer in the slow cooker. After ten hours, drain it and add our favorite BBQ sauce and watch it disappear! Have a great weekend!

Michele Gross said...

Ashley, this is gorgeous!! And that sandwich looks delish!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Such elegance Ashley! And how about that pulled pork sandwhich? YUMMY! I haven't tried them with slaw...looks great! :)

Gina said...

Ashley, this is such a pretty card! :)

Deanna said...

Your card is stunning as usual but since getting pregnant, I must say your recipe and dinner posts as steering our meal plan... lol! Thx

Treva said...

Forgot to mention...love the card the butterfly looks so graceful

Sally Watkins said...

UR making me hungry. I wanted to let you know I linked to your blending tool video in my blog today. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills.

anya said...

What a beautiful card, Ashley! I think I'm going to lift your layout! I love the sheet music paper in the background, too.

Your pulled pork looks fantastic, too! Yum! If you're ever in Pittsburgh you need to stop at Primanti Brothers - they are famous for their giant sandwiches with both coleslaw and fries on them - certainly an acquired taste! Have a great weekend!

Aimes said...

What a stunning card! And a challenge I can't refuse either - my fave colours and fave images of the moment!
I love the 'slaw with pretty much anything! Though it's normal here to have it in your burgers or sandwiches; totally scrummy!

Tammy said...

OMG--I love EVERYTHING about this card!! I've got to try the coleslaw on the sandwich the next time I make pulled pork (thanks)!

Rae said...

Your card is lovely, and your food looks luscious! You know how to photograph everything!

Kathleen said...

Oh my---love the card----as for the slaw on the sandwich.....can't go there. I have lived here in NC for 14 years and I just can't do the slaw on the sandwich---it could have something to do with my Texas roots though---you know we have a Barbeque complex in TX!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

Love that sentiment ... gorgeous card.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous card, love the music background, the sandwich looks pretty good too :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card Ashley! That ribbon treatment is gorgeous!

Alice said...

wow! beautiful! those black gems are so yummy on the card!

Kate Lewis said...

What a stunning card Ashley, I'll be joining in this challenge for sure! Have a great weekend! Kate x

Tiffany Ervin said...

The colors on the card is so bold, pristine looking! You even make food look delectable!! Yum!

PawwPadd said...

Hi Ashley,
I live in virginia so I'm very familiar with this type of dish... dee-lish! I love this card for the way the gemstones just have a fluent movement along with the music theme. I love the over-all color tone also. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful! I love the music paper so much!

mdog said...

WOW! Your cards are amazing

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