Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ode to Cherry Cobbler {CCMC175}

Hiya friends! It's Thursday and you know what that means....welcome to another week at the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!  This week those crafty gals have a lovely color combination for you; check it out:
Pretty, yes?  These colors seem very sophisticated and elegant to me--I pictured an elegant LBD (that's little black dress, dont'cha know) with a camel hair coat and a deep red flower brooch.  Can you see it?  I did!  So with that in mind, I created this:

Pretty clean and simple really but the wow comes from the flower and the lattice background.  I used the Lattice die to cut some More Mustard cardstock and laid it at the top of a 3.5" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla.  I ran little bits of snail tape at all of the intersecting loops.  I got a little bit outside the lattice edges but when you emboss it, you can't see it at all.
Then I ran just the top two thirds of the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The result is a really cool inlaid embossing technique  with enough space at the bottom for a sentiment. The whole panel was matted in Cherry Cobbler to pull in the color of the flower.  And speaking of the flower:
It's made with two Cherry Cobbler flowers cut from the Fun Flowers die.  I ran both of them through the paper crimper many, many times to break down the fibers and peeled the larger one apart.  I flipped one side over for a sueded look.  Each petal was turned upward by a few passes with the bone folder.  For the center I used a black flower punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and a More Mustard designer button.  A little flourish of Basic Black wide striped grosgrain ribbon was tucked behind the flower to mimic leaves and add a little flair.

Pretty simple but the color combination packs a punch doesn't it?  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team where they are sure to have some gorgeous creations!  I hope you'll think about joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary...I can't wait to see what you make of these colors.  If you do join us, please link up your crafty goodness by Wednesday, November 16th at Noon (EST) to be considered for the Top 3 picks!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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supplies:
stamps: sincere salutations
paper: basic black, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, more mustard CS; patterns designer series paper stack (regals)
ink: jet black stazon
xtras: lattice die; fun flowers die; designer buttons (regals); blossom bouquet triple layer punch; basic black wide striped grosgrain ribbon; square lattice embossing folder

21 comments:

Rita said...

Gorgeous, Nance. I can definitely picture that dress, coat, and brooch. I love your flower! I'm so crimping mine next time!

Kim S said...

This is stunning! It is in my files to CASE. Thanks for the instructions on the flower. I had seen the layers of cardstock ripped apart but never known how to do it. And I love the one layer upside down for a suede look!

Linda Callahan said...

I love Cherry Cobbler and it is fabulous paired with Mustard! That big flower is gorgeous - and thanks for the scoop on making it! I just might have to try that! Gorgeous card!

Deb said...

Gorgeous!! I love the idea of the LBD! And I can totally see it in your card! I love the felted flower look and the addition of the Blossom Bouquet punch!

Lesley said...

This is so pretty Nance! I love that distressed flower and the embossed background. Your style is always so fabulous!

Connie Babbert said...

Big WOW, Nance! I love that gorgeous flower on the lattice background. And placing the button on the Blossom flower is inspired! Great job with the color combo!

Anne Marie said...

Oooh, Nance! I love your inspiration for your card. I can totally see that chic little outfit, too. You have inspired me yet again...this time to go to the mall and look for a new outfit, you little fashionista, you! Lol! This is a gorgeous card, in every way! Love that layered flower in all of it's distressed glory. Just gorgeous! *(hugs)*

Nancy said...

I believe I have shoes to go wit this outfit! Love the card, the flower is stunning, thanks for the tips and of course the lattice die is always elegant! Great job! (Now where are those shoes)!

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous, Nance!! Love the lattice, embossed BG and the flower is beyond delicious! Giggled at your LBD outfit - just need a runway to show it off now ;)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG! You certainly know how to dress to the nines! Love your LBD & Coatw/broach. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!LOVE the color combo and always the double embossed images, but the lattice looks FAB! Your flower is stunning, but cobbler makes everything stunning, right? Now mom has the shoes... and I'm sure I have lovely purse..if not I'm buying lunch!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is STUNNING, Nance! Perfect balance of colors...and the flower is gorgeous! I love the texture, too!

Pam~ said...

I love your inspiration and you pulled it off perfectly! This is soooo pretty and elegant!

Tara Bilbao said...

This is brilliant! I love what you have done with this color combo. That flower is to die for!

Joan said...

Fabulous card, Nance! Love the embossed lattice and that flower is stupendous! Great idea to distress the fibers using the crimper! Love the suede look too.
Hugs, Joan

Margaret said...

Wow! I think you pulled this color challenge off without a hitch! This is every bit as elegant as your 'outfit' must look (makes me want to go shopping!) The cc flower is gorgeous!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous, Nance! Love that color combination but what really makes the card pop is that embossing!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Just lovely. That flower is fantastic as is everything else!

Debbie Henderson said...

I so love the inlaid embossing technique and your layer flower is fabulous!

Noelle said...

Wow, Nance, this is just so pretty! I love that background how you've layered the die cut and then dry embossed the layered piece, that look so fabulous! That red flower is so pretty and I love the button center. Thanks so much for popping by my blog! :)

Lisa said...

Nance, this is lovely!I love the way you embedded the lattice die into the white and your flower is so pretty!

Jen W. said...

Love that fabulous background!