Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's my challenge today - use chipboard! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Hey, y'all! Today's a new challenge over at Artful Inkables, and I'm the hostess!  My challenge for you is to use chipboard on your project.  Now, I know that you have some chipboard in your stash.  You wouldn't believe how much I have, so I won't even begin to try to tell you!

You have so many options with chipboard.  I used four different processes in this project alone, and I've really just touched the tip of the iceberg. I used CTMH's Dimensional Elements.  These chipboard pieces are already white, not bare grey chipboard, so you don't even have to color or cover them if you choose not to!

Here you see where I painted my chipboard.  I painted both the flourish and the snowflake with my CTMH Pearl Paint colored with Sweet Leaf Reinker.  Secondly, I added glitter to the flourish with a little Liquid Glass, sprinkled with glitter.

Covering your chipboard with paper is really easy to do if you do it backwards.  Turn your paper and your chipboard piece upside down, as I did with the letter "Y" in this picture.  Trace closely around your letter.  Then, using microtip scissors (these are the BEST), cut just inside your traced line and you'll get the perfect fit!  Use your favorite adhesive to attach the paper to your chipboard.  You can file around the edges if you need to, but I cut close enough that I didn't find it necessary.  This works with cardstock or paper, so use your imagination!

Another awesome way to dress your chipboard is to stamp on it.  I used one of the two snowflakes from Artful Inkables' brand new stamp set, "License to Chill", to stamp snowflakes on the snowflake image (ha).  Now, you can stamp on plain, unfinished chipboard, papered chipboard, or painted chipboard as I have done here.

Lastly, wrap it, poke it...embellish it!  I wrapped the "J" with some sparkly red ribbon and poked it with one of CTMH's sparkly Twinkle Brads.  Can you ever have enough sparkle?

Here's a closeup of the final chipboard embellishments adhered to the card.  Now it's your turn!  Pull out your chipboard, bling it up and link your creation to my challenge post over on the Artful Inkables blog by midnight Monday, December 7 for a chance to win a bagful of Artful Inkables goodies! 

Don't be afraid of your chipboard - embellish it!

Good luck - and HO HO HO!!!!



Kathi Carlson said...

GORGEOUS card, Deb, which, by the way, will fit in an envelope nicely. LOL. As for the challenge, you're on! I love chipboard and don't use it nearly enough. Fun! Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

Fabulous card! So pretty!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this card, Deb! :)