Wow!!! I can't believe it is Saturday already! Not sure where this week got to but I've just been trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. Well, you know what Saturday means, right!? That's right! Yay, another fun challenge over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog!!!
This is week 17 and the challenge is to use chipboard!!! So, I hope that you are ready to pull out that chipboard (or cardboard if you don't have any chipboard) that you've had in you stash and get the creative juices flowing, smile!!!
Chipboard is such a versatile product and really lends itself to so many different techniques. I thought I would list a few ideas here just in case you are a little unsure of what you can do with it!
-just leave it undressed/naked (this is a very trendy way to use chipboard right now)
-crackle paint it and then use brown ink in the cracks for an aged look
-ink it (chalk inks give a really nice effect. Almost like a suede finish and are really an easy and quick way to cover it)
-stamp it (with flourishes, flowers or any background stamp)
-cover it with patterned paper or cardstock and sand and/or ink the edges (the BasicGrey sanding tool kit is perfect for this as it comes with different sized files to get into the tight spots)
-add a little shine to your chipboard by applying a coat of glossy accents or crystal effects over the top of your creation
-add a little or a lot of glitter
-combine several of the above techniques
These are just a few of the things you can do to dress up your plain chipboard but really the possibilities are endless! There are so many chipboard products available now and many of them already come "dressed"! All you have to do is stick them down...now how easy is that, smile!
This card was inspired by my new fav song that they've been playing on the radio "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. So, I decided that I would use the WOJ image "Melinda reading book". I stamped the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it in with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os. I cut and embossed the image using the Large Label Nesties. Then I used my Metallic rub-ons around the edges of the image to enhance the embossing.
I made the card base 6x6 from some Bazzill Basics brown cardstock and used BasicGrey Sugared paper from a 6X6 paper pad. I found theses chipboard flowers in my stash and thought the petals had a heart shape that would tie in nicely to the "Love Story" theme for this card. They also happen to look very similar to the shape of the flowers found in the pattern paper. I covered the chipboard with the solid BG paper and sanded the edges leaving the white core of the paper showing. The chipboard photo corner came in a Making Memories embellishment set and didn't match, so, I covered it the same as the flowers.
So, Now it's your turn! Go dig through you stash and get that chipboard out and show us what you come up with!!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!