Monday, December 1, 2008

Finally...a Monday Challenge Chick Challenge

November was so busy that I didn't dare commit to doing the weekly CHF challenge chick's challenge but life is feeling a little more on track so I get to play today! Well really, I had to play today because this weeks challenge is to use backgrounder stamps and I LOVE backgrounder stamps. They have so many great uses! Julia Staiton came up with these great ways to use backgrounders:

-you will never be out of style again as you are using classic patterns to create your own patterned paper in the freshest color combinations
-you can customize how you stamp the image or use a technique to suit the latest trend or style: clean, elegant, shabby, grungy, funky, whimisical, etc
-you can literally re-create anything you see in fashion, home decor, etc
-add a partial or full image to embellish already patterned paper
-bead creating and polymer clay possibilites

I didn't do anything really fancy with my backgrounder but I like how this card turned out. I used the open circle backgrounder because it reminds me of honey comb and I thought it would work perfectly with my new Kim Hughes set, The Birds and the Bees.


The bees wings are stamped on clear card sheets. How fun is that?
CHF Stamps:
-The Birds and the Bees (Kim Hughes)
-Open Circle Backgrounder
Paper:
-Sunflower Medium, Sunflower Dark, Black, and Natural smooth by Prism
-Clear Card Sheets by CHF
Ink:
-Colorbox Yellow Citrus fluid chalk
-Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink by Tsukineko
-Black Stazon by Tsukineko
Accessories:
-Darice black ribbon
tools:
-paper piercer
-nestabilities by spellbinder
-sponge
cuttlebug embossing folder
Have fun checking out what some of the other gals did:
-Julia
-Dawn
-Joanne
-Carole
-Michele
-Mona
-Val

5 comments:

Dawn said...

bzzzzzzzzzzz zz zz.... that's bee talk for so cute!!

Angelnorth said...

Cute card! Love the scallops with the open circle BGer and the clear wings look fab!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Cute, cute cute!!! Love those wings!

Tamara said...

Using clear sheets for the wings is very clever!

Catherine said...

such a sweet card.