Thursday, November 1, 2007

More Chipboard Cards

As you will see, I went a little crazy with this color combination. I had some of this paper left from a pack of the Rebecca DSP collection (sorry, it's no longer available) and I couldn't seem to stop using it once I started. For this card, we painted the chipboard using a Chocolate Chip craft ink refill. We punched a hole in the chipboard using the Crop-o-Dile and added a little piece of ribbon as an accent. The ribbon I used is from American Crafts. The chipboard is mounted onto a 2 3/4" square of Rose Red DSP which is then mounted onto a 3" square of Chocolate Chip. The patterned paper is 2" x 4" long and the Sahara Sand card base is 4 1/4" x 8.5". You may not be able to tell in the picture, but the edges of the patterned papers were inked with a Colorbox Cat Eye in Dark Brown.

There were two different chipboard techniques used on this card. The large chipboard flower was painted with a Making Memories acrylic paint in Lipstick while the photo corner pieces were covered with patterned paper. Stampin' Up!'s photo corner punch works perfectly for this job, but you can always hand trim the paper if you don't have the punch. You can hand trim them if you have the punch and forget you have the punch as well. Oh, wait...I'm probably the only person who would do such a thing! I digress... The flower was mounted onto a 3 3/4" square of Chocolate Chip which was then placed on a Very Vanilla card base. The edges of the photo corner pieces were inked with Dark Brown ink and then put down into place. The sentiment at the bottom is from the stamp set, Happy Everything and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.

The small chipboard accent on this card was covered with patterned paper. We used the 5 Petal Punch so there was no hand trimming involved--I think that would have been tough with this particular shape! The sentiment in the middle is from the set Friendship Flowers; it was stamped in Chocolate Chip on a 3" square of Sahara Sand. That was then mounted onto a 3 1/4" square of Chocolate Chip. The background was pieced together with a 1.5" x 4" piece of DSP and a 3" x 4" piece of Sahara Sand. We used a stamp from the set All in a Row to make our faux stitching on all of the "seams" before mounting the sentiment onto the background.


educ8 said...

These are soooo darling. Makes me even sadder that I missed it. Oh, how I love chipboard...


Anonymous said...

Karen, this cards are awesome!

Anonymous said...

ummm...yea, that should say these cards