18 January 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge

Hi everyone, a card for the Cuttlebug Challenge where this week the challenge is to use your favourite embossing folder. Well I love all of my embossing folders but the Swiss Dots is the one that I use most often so I've used it today to emboss my white card blank. I also embossed a line above and below the swiss dots. The image is one of my digi-stamps 'Open Rose' soon to be available at Sketching Stamper Digi-stamps hopefully from next week and is coloured with markers. I distressed the edges of the image and mounted on red card and dimension tape over the white card blank. Added the Elzybells sentiment, red gingham ribbon, tiny heart button and sponged gently around the edge of the card with vintage photo distress ink to finish. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. TFL.

Materials:
Image: Sketching Stamper Digi-Stamp 'Open Rose'
Colouring: Promarkers in Red, Ruby, Pastel Yellow, Moss Green, Pine, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 4, Ranger Distress ink in vintage photo
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing folder 'Swiss Dots', Scoring board, red ginham ribbon, tiny heart button, craft knife to cut slit for the ribbon in the image panel, dimension tape.

Back soon,
Chris

50 comments:

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Chris!! Love your coloring!! I am still always in awe when I visit!! Love the embossing dots and line ~ looks so elegant!! Have a great day :)Kathy

Amber said...

Wow, Chris this card is amazing!!! Love the embossing and the rose! It is just beautiful! Hope you join us for future Cuttlebug Challenges!
Hugs
Amber

Martine said...

wow chris, what a wonderful card and that image is absolutly gorgeous, looking forward to the release as i plan to get my grubby little paws on it hehe


xx

Martine

coloradoleen said...

Oh! This is sooooo pretty and I just love the rose image! Great card!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous,another stunner Chris,love the red and white it makes such a striking card,lovely image,and finished off with that lovely gingham bow,brilliant work as always,
Have a lovely Sunday
Take care
San x

Karen said...

Beautiful !

Love Karen x

Wendy said...

Oh I do like this one, very classy
Wendy x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is stunning Chris and I love the embossing, how you have slotted the ribbon through the image and your gorgeous colouring, Hugs, Nikki x

Michele said...

OMG Chris this is beautiful. The image is just beautiful and your colouring is just perfick.
Michele x

tracy said...

Hi Chris love the card so romantic, after watching your video I have been playing with my promarkers more, can you tell me what ink you use and what kind of paper and do you get any bleeding just wondering wether its my ink or paper, I use staz on at moment.
Thanks Tracy x

Tara said...

Chris, you take the simplest of ideas and make them into something amazing! I am always mesmerised by your creations and can take so much from everything you do!
Just to let you know my daughter has just started her own blog, http://kittypawprint.blogspot.com/ so if you ever get a moment to take a peek at her cards I know she would be over the moon. Thanks so much! xx

mueppi said...

Wow......... Chris
your card is so romantic and lovely!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

Alison said...

Stunning card Chris, I am loving your digi stamps at the moment can't wait for realease. This rose is exquisite, love it. Have a lovely day.

debby4000 said...

Oh that rose is stunning and it makes such an elegant card. Agree with the swiss dots I think my folder is almost worn out.

Larissa said...

Hi Chris very beautiful!!

Can't wait till your little shop will open, because I really like what I have seen so far! Your flowers are so gorgeous!
Great card with the gingham ribbon and also my favorite: the swiss dots.

Rica said...

Oh Chris - this is beautiful - what more can I say?
hugs Heather xx

Georgia said...

Hi Chris,
Thanks ever so much for your comments - I am so pleased you like the card! Thanks also for the image offer - I will definitely take you up on that some time!
This card is really lovely - I really like the embossed background and the colouring on the rose is great - it looks really 3D!
Thanks,
Love, Georgia xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh wow Chris, another totally stunning card. I love your rose digi image and that embossing looks just fab. What a classy sophisticated looking card! hugs Linda x

Bev said...

Oh my goodness!! Now I am gobsmacked missus!!! WOW this is so exquisite! The rose is so beautiful - funny I had some of my flower stamps out this morning as they have been so neglected with all the "cute" stamps that I seem to be using all the time. Thank you so much for the inspiration sweetie, I'm off to get them back out again.

hugs Bev x

n8tvtexan said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! The coloring on the rose is fantastic! I'm so glad you linked to my blog candy. If you hadnt posted a comment, I would have never found your page! Now I'm a follower so I can read your blog on a regular basis.

Heike said...

This is just gorgeous !!!!!!!
Beautiful work and coloring, love it......

Please, take a look on my Blog, there is something for you
:-)))......

Hugs
Heike

Meda said...

Lovely card! I think the Swiss Dots folder is a winner.

wendyp said...

this is just amazing!!! such gorgeous coloring!

cats whiskers said...

Just amazing card hun and to think you that rose is your own design you are so talented dear. I am so pleased you did images will be available soon I will be queueing up as I am sure will many others its bound to be a fabulous success
Well I just adore everything about this card white and red are just so striking together. Hope you are having a good sunday
Many
hugs
Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Chris, so elegent!
Clairex

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Woweee! What a beautiful elegant and sophisticated valentine's card. The colouring is fabulous and I love the big red ribbon. Looking forward to your digi-downloads!! Judy xx

Dawn said...

Stunning card - very elegant and gorgeous clean design!

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so beautiful!
Your colouring is just supurb really brought your rose to life.
Lve your ribbon just perfect for your card!
hugs
kim x

Carolyn Bounds said...

Exquisite!!! I can almost smell the beautiful aroma wafting through the air from this gorgeous rose!!! Every element is perfect...right down to the pretty bow and the tiny heart. Simply stunning!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Bev said...

Hiya Hunny, I have something for you on my blog

hugs Bev x

Sally said...

Your card looks so elegant. I love the rose. I really have to look into digi stamping. I keep saying that but there is never enough hours in the day to do all I want to get done.

mar1ene said...

fabulous card and amazing colours.. love it!!
Marlene xx

Enfys said...

Oh my, this is just perfect, and I love that digi stamp. I will be back..............

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Chris. I've left you a small 'pressie' on my blog :)

katy said...

Aha at last i can leave a comment !! Blogger has been playing up for me today :(

I adore 'open rose', you've made the image look so real with your clever colouring, absolutely stunning Chris as always !!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) still trying to catch up on my Zzzzzzzzzzzz ! Love Katy x

Tasha Hickert said...

Hi Chris!

Congratulations you are the winner of my blog candy! Lovely card you have here. I am glad to find your blog. Having this giveaway has been a great way to meet so many talented people. I will send you an email and then you can reply with your shipping info. I plan to ship on the 22nd.

Hugs, Tasha

Kim said...

Chris this is so beautiful! I love how you shade around your image...it really makes it pop! Love it!
Hugs~ Kim

Debbie said...

Stunning card Chris, I love the beautiful image you have designed and your colouring is gorgeous as always. You are one talented lady! Debbie x

Ann said...

Wow this took my breadth away - what an amazing card.

Thank you for joining the Cuttlebug challenge this week - I do hope you will join us again soon.

Ann xxx

Sue said...

such a beautiful and classy card Chris,this is my fave folder too:)

sue
xx

Georgia said...

Hello Chris,
I've left you something on my blog...
Love, Georgia xx

Cassie said...

this is drop-dead, knock-out gorgeous!! i have a flower that is sorta like that and i might have to case this card!! hope you don't mind!!

Donna said...

Oh wow Christine, I just love the simplicity of this card and the red and white colour combo, as always your colouring is beautiful :) Donna x

The Vannoy Family said...

Okay - it's your fault... I ordered myself a cuttlebug today... just so I can do this type of card! It's beautiful and I love the texture... you're a genius! Also THANK YOU so much for the gingham paper download - will find a use for this also! You have such a great blog! Thanks for sharing!

fairywings said...

Lovely card. Beautiful colouring on the Rose.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Stunning!!! The coloring is so vibrant and gorgeous!!
hugs, Jami

LORI said...

Your card is very beautiful!!!

~Christina~ said...

Wow...this is fabulous!

akkina said...

this card is amazing,Beautiful colouring on the Rose.y love it
hugs Akkina xxx

Amy Johnson said...

Just beautiful! I love the image, the cuttlebug and the ribbon!