Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday challenge with Chipboard


This week's challenge was to use chipboard. I totally love using this stuff! Stampin' Up! has loads of great shapes and letters as well as book boards to play with. I decided to use some floral shapes from the Blossoms and basics set for my challenge. I coverd the flower, leaves and center with designer paper in summer sun and celery. The tombow liquid adhesive is awesome for chipboard! After the glue dried, I inked up the covered chipboard with Versamark and then heat embossed the shape with clear embossing powder. I wanted to use Glassy glaze (UTEE) but, I discovered I was out. I hate that! Time for an order! I had already made my card base before for another project. It is made from textured cardstock folded in half and then in half again. It is actually a cd holder. There is a full pocket on the inside left and a diagonally cut pocket on the right for a cd to slide into. I need to send a disk of pictures to my sister in law from our spa trip and thought this would be perfect! To hold the folds together, I used my sewing machine to stitch them down. The scalloped half circle on the front is from the SU carousel note sets. I just cut one in half. I added some detail along the scalloped edge with my white gel pen. The "memories" is a rub on from Stampin' Up!'s Cherished Memories set. The cool thing about rubons is that because of how they are made, when you color them in with a marker as I did here, there is a white border that remains around the black. It makes it look like you can really color in the lines because the film resists the ink. Kind of a cool little feature, I thought. I added another rubon to the upper right hand corner and a rhinestone brad to the memories. The ribbon on the left is some basic WalMart satin white ribbon. I thought it looked pretty festive. Now I just have to make that disk of pictures! Be sure to check out the other blogger challenge players, their links are on the left.
Don't forget to comment on my post from yesterday with your guess as to what the purse is made from. Some good guesses have been made....pretty close! I will draw a winner tomorrow for some blog candy!

13 comments:

Ida said...

This is so pretty. I love the nice fresh spring colors and the layout is so fun.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Bravo Beckie! What a wonderful card and fabulous layout...love it!

Connie said...

Great job...love the look of the designer paper chipboard!

Barb Hardeman said...

You did a fabulous job on this card. So cool to emboss your chipboard. Great layout...great job...

Anita Van Hal said...

Love it! Very pretty colors-great job with this challenge!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! That yellow flower just pops against the pink and green! [sMILES}

Claudia said...

You did an awesome job! I LOVE the colors! And what a great idea to emboss over the DSP!

Lisa Bohler said...

The clear EP worked great! I love that extra touch that the EP adds to the chipboard when covered in DSP! Super idea!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! What a great idea to heat emboss over the paper on the chipboard--I never would have thought of that. It gives the piece such a nice glossy look.

KimberlyG said...

What a wonderful project! That flower turned out beautiful! :D

Sheryl said...

Very pretty. I love the "shiny" chipboard flowers.

Karen said...

love it Beckie - love the glazed look too!!

Basement Stamper said...

Love this card, everything about it!!!! Great use of the chipboard.