Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Super Sparkly Chipboard Card

Have you ever been working on a card (or other project) and thought "this is not turning out cute" and then ended up totally loving the final result? Well, this card was exactly like that for me! I wanted to experiment using this chipboard shape. I started by picking my colors--I really love the colors of the Bali Breeze DSP, so I decided to use those. I coated the chipboard with white craft ink--I used a sponge to transfer it from the ink pad to the chipboard. Craft ink is chalkier and doesn't sink into the chipboard like classic ink would. When that was dry I sponged Pumpkin Pie ink over the white. Then I covered it in Crystal Effects. This served two purposes. It really brightened up the Pumpkin Pie ink and also allowed me to apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I LOVE that stuff! My two current loves are Dazzling Diamonds glitter and Kraft cardstock (which I used as the base of the card.)

I put a piece of Bali Breeze DSP behind the chipboard to make the flower shape stand out and then added a brad from the Silver HodgePodge Hardware. I added a peice of ribbon and a sentiment from Short and Sweet (using Tempting Turquoise ink). I felt like the top of the card looked pretty empty, so I used my paper peircing tool and a white gel pen to add faux stitching across the top.

I'm planning a class using chipboard that I'm really excited about. I should be posting those pictures in a couple of days so be sure to check back--it's gonna be super cute (and I can say that because the idea came from my upline, Dannie)

1 comment:

CeeCee said...

I loooooooove this card. I too love Crystal Effects with Dazzling Diamons glitter. I used it on a card just the other day.
You do beautiful work!