Sunday, July 6, 2008
Chipboard challenge day 2
Have you taken the chipboard challenge yet? Today I am going to show you a cool 3-D item I made for my sweetie while he was gone to scout camp with our boys. It is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Even after almost 20 years of marriage, I miss him when he is gone. Then he comes home and my laundry doubles. hmmmmm Anyway! I made him this little item and hung it on the wall between our closets so he can see it every day and know that I love him.
All of the supplies are from Stampin' Up! Because this full picture is so small, I am also including a close up of each panel. The rectangles are all chipboard pieces that I covered with designer paper from the Afternoon Tea collection. I have tried different ways of covering chipboard and I prefer the Liquid Tombow. I covered the chipboard with the tombow and then laid it glue side down, onto the designer paper. Then I cut around the chipboard using an exacto blade (AKA hobby blade). I sanded the edges with a sanding block to cover up any imperfections in the cutting and to make it look 'finished.' The 'i' is inked directly to the chipboard with a Cameo Coral ink pad and then the edges were sponged with chocolate chip ink.
The second panel was one that had tiny holes punched in it already. I went ahead and attached my designer paper to the side without holes and then used a paper piercer to punch the holes from the back. That way I could use the existing holes as a template. I used regular embroidery floss and a needle to stitch through the holes to make the border. The letters are also chipboard that I inked directly with a chocolate chip craft pad. To get the linen thread tied around the heart, I laid the thread under the heart and glued it down. After the glue dried I tied the bow and trimmed the ends.
For the last panel, I covered the u with more designer paper and used the hobby blade to cut it out. The heart is inked directly with more cameo coral ink and adhered with the tombow. I added a small stamped border with some words from the So Many Sayings stamp set from last year's catalog. To assemble the hanger, I used large glue dots on the back of the chipboard and laid the panels across some chocolate satin ribbon. Glue dots don't really like to stick to chipboard at first. The way I get them to stick is to peel them off the backing with my finger nail and then stick them onto the chipboard. They LOVE the ribbon tho, so if you put them where you don't really want them on the ribbon, you are 'stuck.'
This was an easy but fun 3-D project to make. My husband actually noticed it and liked it. (yay!) I hope you will take today's challenge and use your chipboard to make a 3-D item of your own choice. There is SO much you can do! Be sure to share what you make! Just wait til you see what I do tomorrow!! I'm having so much fun with this!!