17 October 2008

Champagne Bear

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.

Back soon,
Chris

25 comments:

fishlips said...

Champagne anyone...This is just 2 cute...What a neat card love the paper and the brads but the image is just darling!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love that homemade paper!!! Those gems look like little candies... Yum!!
hugs, Jami

Janet said...

Another gorgeous card!X

Karin said...

Hi Chris,

beautifull card.
Great idea to use distress ink to make those great patterns on cardstock.
Great colours and such a cute image.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo karin

mueppi said...

Oh....... Chris
what a lovely card and such a lovely image!
This little bear is so cute!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Gisela

Louby said...

Hi Chris, great card, I love the baby wipe background colouring, looks lovely.
Louby x

Kim Piggott said...

Ogh my word Chris this is wonderful!
I love, love your plaid how brilliant are you.
Gorgeous colouring and great design. I love the embossed wording too.
Have a great weekend.
Sending you hugs.
kim x

Rach said...

gorgeous chris, love the image and how you have coloured him well done with the paper...how clever are you...
sorry i didn't answer your question about the score pal straight away...yes i do have one and yes i love it...so useful. hugs rachxx

Michele said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the colouring is fab. Love the embossed with love. Michele x

nitestamper said...

how adorably CUTE!!!!!great plaid BG, tfs:)
chat

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow Chris what a fab card, love your use of the baby wipe technique qick and simple isn't it. But this is the best I have ever seen it used. Your colouring of the FF bear is wonderful.
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

This is really lovely Chris. I've used baby wipes with acrylic paints before but not distress inks; must give that a go!

Sharon

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the cute FF bear and the check paper is beautiful. Debbie

Sue said...

gorgeous and so cute too.love your colouring:)


sue
xx

MiLaWi said...

Wow great card Chris! These stamps are so cute! I am thinking about buying some myself, but now I have to choose which ones I want. Very hard! :):)

I love the look of your plaid! Perfect and you made it yourself! Good job!

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Love the colours of the paper and those gems look lovely enough to eat! Hope you are well! Hugs, Lainy xxx

Nixe07 said...

Oohh wow Chris, your card is such a cutie. I love everything about it!!

Hugs
Moni

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Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, your background looks fabulous Chris and gorgeous colouring of this cutie, Have a great weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Donna said...

Wow, wow, wow Chris, I love the way you have don the background on this card and the image is fantastically coloured. Super card :) Donna x

Lynsey said...

Chris this is fantastic. Your colouring is so lovely, it really makes your card standout! I love the background too.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Taniaj said...

Love this Chris , Its a great stamp I have it to. Thecards is just lovely. Hope your all keeping well Tx

Bev said...

Oooh this is fab Chris - I love the background, it's stunning!

hugs Bev x

Poppy said...

oh how cute love the background.

Michele said...

What a lovely card Chris. I'll have to give this technique a go.

Michele
x

Tamara said...

what a great card!