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:: NEW :: Embellish Color Challenge with Labels

Hey Everyone! How are all of my Bleeps? I hope you all are doing well. I'm happy to report that today is Friday and it's time for a wonderful weekend! It's also time to get started on a new Embellish Magazine challenge. This challenge is sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps and features labels. I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you do too! Go check out what the rest of the design team created and get started too!

  1. Trim rustic cream cardstock to fit an A2 card front.
  2. Stamp background and add distress ink.
  3. Stamp faux stitching on edges with brown ink, then adhere to a yellow A2 card base.
  4. Add glimmer mist and distress ink to doily, then adhere to card front.
  5. Die cut and emboss one label from yellow cardstock.
  6. Die cut and emboss a smaller label from berry sorbet cardstock. Place a smaller die template inside and die cut it at the same time to create a frame.
  7. Stamp small dotted label on yellow die cut, then stamp "hi."
  8. Stamp decorative label on berry sorbet cardstock, then pop off yellow die cut.
  9. Add inked resin oval frame to inset and embellish with rhinestones.
  10. Tie cabbage rose ribbon into a bow twice and embellish with flower.
Tips & Tricks
  • Don't forget about your holiday stamps! Sometimes, you can find great designs there too. Here, I found a great background design. Use it in a different color than the traditional Christmas color scheme and you would never know it was a holiday stamp!

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - off beat backgrounds (faux stitching), very vintage labels no. 1 (die cut label stamps), very vintage christmas (background)
Ink :: SU! - chocolate chip; Ranger - old photo; PTI - berry sorbet
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream, lemon tart, berry sorbet
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - doily; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon; Prima - flower; Melissa Frances - oval resin frame; KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: Spellbinders - labels one nestabilities (S4- 161), wizard

Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday and taking a peek at my Nanny's Fried Corn dish. If she were here with us, she'd be sitting in her chair with her legs crossed, taking it all in! Now, I couldn't leave you today without another quick dish, perfect for the weekend. It's my version of a panini. I don't know if you all remember, but heating/grilling sandwiches is not a new menu item, but a new trend nonetheless. I can remember my dad having one of those sandwich makers years ago for his ham and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches he'd make himself during the day. Today, they've introduced "panini presses," which can be very expensive, especially at that Williams-Sonoma! Well, being the kitchen gadget junkie that I am, I had to have it. After staring at it online, in catalogs and even in the store, I decided it was not worth the cost and the limited storage space in my kitchen. So, I use my grill pan to make the grill marks. I could get a press to press the sandwich down, but you can use a spatula or even a plate and it's all the same!

I picked up some wheat bread last night for this quick meal, but usually I try to find a specialty bread in the bakery section of my local grocer. You all get the idea...find some nice bread that's better than your typical sliced bread. I grilled some chicken breasts and fried some bacon! On the sandwich, I put some honey mustard (never been a mayonnaise girl - it does not even come in this house - haha), then the chicken breast (or breasts for Mac!), some bacon, and provolone cheese (it's what I had on hand), then the other slice of bread with mustard on it. Place some butter on the grill pan, then the sandwich and let it cook, then more butter and flip. Here's how it turned out! Do you have some panini sandwich ideas? Please share! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great Friday. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Caardvarks challenge too!


claudia shadler said...

Ashley, your card is amazing! lovely really, the colors are da bomb! :) Thanks for sharing yer panini recipe, looks delish. Do not have one but i wish i did, hehe, but i do recommend pairing brie with basil and tomato with pancetta perhaps? mmm, i want one now :) try it and let me know, lol :)

Clouds :D

Ginny Larsen said...

lovely card, and i love that you used a holiday stamp :D

that panini looks awesome! what about trying some blue cheese and bbq sauce with the chicken/ bacon? i've always been a fan of ham and cheddar too, although that's not as fancy :D

Eveline said...

I love panini's. Your recipe sounds delicious.
Beautiful card.

Smita said...

Gorgeous card, Ashley! The background stamp, the doily, the ribbon... everything's to die for!! :-)


Ros said...

Gorgeous card - great faux stitching!! and your fried corn yesterday made my mouth water... yum!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers....I really love this card! I am impressed with the background (I can never line up those strip stamps straight). I am also enjoying your food contributions. I think I will make some corn soon! The sandwich looks yummy, too!

Naomi Chokr said...

your panini makes me miss CHEEEESE so much! i miss cheese! My favorite panini sandwich (pre-vegan)... left over pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese & grilled chicken breast (shredded chicken). Also 3 cheese grilled cheese... cheddar, mozzarella & parmessan shavings with a little pepper. Sooo good. I cant have any of these anymore so you go ahead and make it and eat some for me. If you want the pesto recipe let me know. its easy.

Janelle said...

Amazing card, Ashley. I thought that was patterned paper so imagine my surprise when I learn it's a background stamp. So beautiful! Sandwich looks great, too -- I love me any kind of grilled sandwich!

anya said...

I love this Ashley! All the texture - it is beautiful! I also think its a fantastic idea that you used the background stamp from VV Christmas! Fabulous!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and elegant card as always! I just love the color combo! I thought it was patterned paper! Wow! My stomach is growling now looking at the picture of that sandwich! YUMMMMMY!

Anonymous said...

Super pretty card!
I love the Embellish color challenges! Can't wait to play along with this one!

Ok, and I just finished reading your post... and now i'm HUNGRY!!! haha... I'm gonna go see if I have those ingredients to make that panini. (Crossing my fingers)

Anonymous said...

Super pretty card!
I love the Embellish color challenges! Can't wait to play along with this one!

Ok, and I just finished reading your post... and now i'm HUNGRY!!! haha... I'm gonna go see if I have those ingredients to make that panini. (Crossing my fingers)

Nancy L. said...

LOVe your card!! your sandwich made me hungry!

Alice said...

beautiful card! your sandwich looks super yummy!! =)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for such great inspiration.

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