This week, The Paper Player’s chose great colors for a CAS challenge. Ann Schach of The Stampin’ Schach picked Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Very Vanilla. Mmmmmmm. What a wonderfully elegant color combination. If you love all things vintage, and you haven’t been to Ann’s blog, you really must check it out. To my knowledge, they’ve never taken a vote, but I’m sure if they did, Ann would reign Queen of Vintage. You really have to see the gorgeous creation that she made for this challenge. I’m hoping that if I study her designs long enough, someday I will conquer Vintage, but for now, everything comes out looking like it was drug through the dirt and chewed up by the dog.
So, guess who’s glad that this is a Clean and Simple challenge? 🙂
I used Gold Shimmer, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, to meet the requirements of the challenge. The Gold Shimmer was used for my 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base, and then I layer a piece of Cherry Cobbler that was texturized with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder. Um, the torn edge was an accident. I was trying to run it through my Big Shot to emboss the lower portion and I forgot to flip the tab and, um, I tore it. But I liked it! Isn’t it wonderful when that happens?!
The Very Vanilla was cropped with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die, and then stamped with VersaMark and the holly leaves from the Bells & Boughs stamp set, and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I also ran my VersaMark Pen around the edge so I could emboss the edge in gold, too. I dotted the holly berries with a non-SU red glitter glue.
The center piece of Cherry Cobbler was punched with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, and I edged that piece with gold embossing, too. For finishing touches, I added a Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon and Basic Pearls that were colored with a gold metallic marker.
I hope you’ve been inspired by this Clean and Simple card. Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Shimmer and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Stamp Set: Bells & Boughs; Ink: VersaMark pad and marker; Tools: Scallop Circle Bigz Die and 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch; Finishing Touches: Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder and Basic Pearls; Non-SU Products: Red Glitter Glue and Gold Metallic Marker