Hi everyone, a card today for the SCS 'ways to use it' challenge which is 'ways to use plaid', which I suppose here equates to checks or tartan type pattern, this is also for Dutch Dare where the the challenge is Cardstock, so no patterned paper. I wanted to combine both challenges and to get over not being able to use paper came up with making my own check patterned background from plain white card by scoring a checked grid pattern on my scoreboard (I seem to be in a grid mood this week)! Next I used the distress inks and babywipe technique that I saw Jacqui (Cats Whiskers) use on a card recently and which I thought was a great idea (thanks Jacqui). Basically just dab the babywipe on the ink pad and colour your card, I did my colouring in alternating stripes of pine needle, faded jeans and tea dye, first one way and then the other. I've used my Forever Friends Champagne stamp and water coloured with distress inks attached to Bazzil Bling card. The sentiment is embossed with a cuttlebug folder and layered on more Bazzil bling cut with a scalloped cutter blade. Added the gems to finish. TFL.