26 June 2008

Make a Wish!

I needed a kick up the bum to get this commission card done so I popped on to the Cute Card Thursday blog to see if today's challenge could get me started and it did so thanks guys!

The challenge is to make a card with no patterned paper, so that made me reach for my Bug to make some embossed backgrounds. I picked up some of the Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock I've been playing with this week and used that with the Argyle Cuttlebug embossing folder and the Swiss dots one too, using the black side, sanding it to bring the blue/grey colour through and used the coloured side with the dots and then rubbing over a black inkpad. I needed more polka dottiness so I used my Technique Tuesday Swiss Dots stamp on the paper blossoms and layered those up. I've got loads of offcuts of acetate on my desk so I embossed one of those and used it along the edge of the card so it continued the Argyle pattern.
The Tilda stamp is a mix of watercolouring in and stamping on to Bazzill card then chalking to add dimension. Bit of doodling and a couple of buttons to finish it off, oh the chipboard letters and the swirly bit are Queen&Co I think, they were both in an old kit so I'm not 100% on those. The little stars are out of one of my Crafty Goodies kits, as is the blue card. I'm trying to be good and use up some stuff!
Thanks for another fab challenge, they're so great to kick start my brain!
xx Leo

13 comments:

Sue said...

Great card adn i love the flower:-)

Suexx

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, I love the embossing and the acetate. The cardstock looks fab, I think I'll have to get some of that.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Debbie said...

Great card. Love the background you have created...beautiful
Debbie x

mar1ene said...

Wow! amazing and wonderful card.. love it!!

Marlene x

cats whiskers said...

Wow great card, love the background all that embossing and the colours are great
Hugs Jacqui x

Kathy said...

Wow! I love all the great embellishments and embossing on your card!! Great colors, too!!

Jilli said...

Fab card, love the layout and all the embellishments.

Carol said...

Fab love the ebmossing acetate and stamping dots and well all of it realy!!

TFS
Carol :0)

Anna said...

I just popped on to your blog after seeing your post about monthly card kits on UKS and am so glad that I did. This card is fabulous. I love all the elements and the embossing.

Bev said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

tiina38 said...

This is lovely card!

Richelle said...

Very pretty...love the layered flower.

Ruthy said...

lovley card Leo.

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