19 October 2008

Emily inspired

A card today for the SCS Featured stamper and I cased a wonderful card by Emily. For my background I used a Hero Arts manuscript stamp inked with Colorbox Orchid ink and randomly stamped over the card blank. Over this I used a sponge to give a distressed appearance. I don't know if Emily has used a background stamp on her base card but I love the effect of it. I did the sponging with more of the orchid ink followed by brown. The image was stamped in Orchid and I dry brushed some brown ink in some areas over the top, added the sentiment, two brads and the ribbon and mounted on the card. I distressed the thin strip of card in the same way and edged with a corner rounder punch. After attaching this I pierced under it with the help of a Tim Holtz ruler. TFL.

25 comments:

Marlou said...

oh wow!!! what a stunning card Chris!!! amazing!! :) x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so beautiful!
I totally love your soft colours and stamping on background as well.
Love it.
Isn't the ruler brilliant.
kim x

fishlips said...

Awesome soft colors on this card Chris, It's stunning and the bird image is just perfect...Great Card!!!

Tab said...

oooh Chris, this is such a beautiful card. The colours look so calming and elegant! :0) Tab xxx

Ila said...

Absolutley Beautiful Chris!! I have been catching up with all your Gorgeous Creations!! Have a Wonderful Day!!...Hugs, Ila

Sue said...

oh wow this is stunning, your cards are amazing you inspire me so much Chris.TFS :-)

sue

xx

Mrs Wonka said...

What a beautiful card, I've become a stalker.......sorry follower...so I don't miss anymore.

Mrs W x

Liza said...

Another gorgeous card Chris. I love the way you have done the background, its very effective.

Liza x

Lynsey said...

Chris this is so beautiful!I love all the soft colours you have used this is another stunner!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Chris, the stamping effect looks fabulous and love the pretty colour, Hugs, Nikki x

Sharon said...

What a lovely card Chris. I love the way you have created the background and the colour is just beautiful.

Sharon

Poppy said...

love the background, so soft ,so pretty.x

Deborah Saaranen said...

Hi Chris-- I've just found your blog... what a beautiful case here! Love the colors!

I hope you don't mind that I've tagged you! Please visit my blog if you're interested! Thanks!

Debbie said...

Ooh this is so pretty Chris, the colours are so soft & subtle, a really elegant card. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Absolutely stunning card, what wonderful soft colours and that beautiful image so classy
Hugs Jacqui x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I just love the softness of this - that background is really awesome!!
hugs, Jami

Phree said...

Beautiful card, love the soft effect in the background and the stamped image.

Amy Johnson said...

Hi Chris!

I'm new to your blog! I just love it! Your very talented. I love this card! I love inkadinkado! This card is so soft and pretty. Hope you don't mind, but I've tagged you. Read about it on http://amyscreativepursuits.blogspot.com/

Rach said...

a beautiful and elegant card chris. looks wonderful. hugs rachxx

Love to Doodle! said...

Scrumptiously scrumptious....love this Chris....such pretty soft colours with that added touch for definition.....beautiful....xx

Donna said...

Very pretty card Chris and the stamp is very elegant :) Donna x

mueppi said...

Oh... Chris
what a lovely card!
I love the colours and papers so much!
Hugs Gisela

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is a simply stunning card chris, so delicate, and very sophisticated looking hun. Hugs Linda x

Jackie said...

This is a truly gorgeous card Chris.

Thanks very much for visiting and leaving your lovely comment on my blog :)

All Pink girl said...

Wow so much gorgeous ness ,
you are the queen of ink xxx
fabulous ,brilliant and so stunning ,love it ,Dawnxx