18 August 2008

Cold as ice

A card for this week's Tilda and Co Challenge. The challenge is 'Cold as Ice'. I used Tilda with bouquet as I don't have any winter Magnolias but a Christmas Card seemed to fit with the cool theme.

The image is stamped in Blue versafine and coloured with distress inks, cut out and mounted on the acetate card. I made a wrap for the card by cutting out a blank with nestabilities leaving a portion at the top for the fold. The wrap was embossed with the Christmas ornaments CB folder, inked with dark blue, swiped with versafine and embossed with Kaleidascope ep. I attached the wrap around the acetate card and dotted with stickles for snowflakes (I kind of got this idea from Dawn (all pink girl) who made a beautiful half acetate card last week and dotted the acetate with gems and it looked lovely, hope you don't mind my borrowing your idea? You can see Dawn's card by following the link above).

This card is a bit of an experiment, not sure if I like it that much and I forgot to add the ribbon for the picture. The design isn't quite balanced but I do like the irridescent effect on the embossing. I also now have glitter covered ink pads!

19 comments:

Rach said...

oh Chris you are so clever, this looks wonderful...so pretty. hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Gorgeous card Chris.
Love your acetate card to go with the blue and white challenge. How fantastic is your embossed paper with your ink, great look.
kim x

poupetteval said...

wow wow wow !!!!!!!! stunning

Taniaj said...

this is very stunning, love it all Tx (let me know if you want some images Tx)

Penny said...

*sigh* it's just GORGEOUS I tell you! I love the all-over embossed panel. By the way, I saw a tip the other day that if you get glitter on your ink pads use a piece of sellotape to dab it off , you know how you get cat hairs off your clothes?

Allison said...

really like the acetate great card
AllisonX

cats whiskers said...

Chris you have done it again, made a fantastic background I mean, I love it all
Hugs Jacui x

Tara said...

This is stunning xx

Juliet said...

That background is amazing, I really like it and the card is just fab! xx

mueppi said...

wow Chris, your card is so pretty!
I love your colouring and that image!
Hugs Gisela

Scrapmumur said...

OH...Absolutely gorgeous!!
I love it!!
Hugs Mumur

Bev said...

Totally amazing Chris, love it!!

hulda beib said...

Amazing!! Those clear cards are so much fun! Thanx for sharing.
xox huldabeib

LizzyWizzy said...

I like your card!
The EP is great :-)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Chris. Lovee theesign colours....everything really :)

All Pink girl said...

Arr babe ,its gorgeous ,why would i ever mind ,
you lovely lady xxxx
its an honour xxxxhugs Dawnxxxx

debby4000 said...

beautiful card, love the cuttlebug panel it looks stunning.

COCO said...

wo very pretty !!! gorgeous card !!!

Joana said...

WOW Chris . the card is gorgeous

joana x