Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Belli #5 - Chipboard!

Are you ready for Chrissy's Belli challenge today? Hee hee! She has decided on chipboard for this week, and here are my samples. Chipboard is lots of fun to work with, and it comes in so many shapes and sizes. You can get them just about anywhere these days. Mine all come from various Stampin Up! chipboard packages.

On this card, the chipboard stars are quickly and easily inked up just by pressing the stars into the ink pads. Pick your color, pick your chipboard, and just ink it up. Easy peasy! If you use a pigment ink (like the white one here), it will take a lot longer to dry, so give it at least a couple hours of drying time. Classic dye inks dry within 10 minutes, depending on how much ink you press into the chipboards.

The Broad Stripe backgound comes from Cornish Heritage Farms, the "howdy" is from Deadbeat Designs, and the little star brads are from Hobby Lobby (Paper Studio). Everything else is Stampin Up.

On this Happy Birthday card, I used a pigment ink (Stampin Up's Pixie Pink Craft ink) on the chipboard flowers, and while they were still wet, I covered them with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. Just like any other embossing powder, I heated them up with a heat gun and let the powder melt. I love the sparkly look! All supplies on this card are from Stampin Up!

This last card took a bit longer. I traced the chipboard heart onto a pink paper, cut it out, covered the chipboard with glue from a glue stick (the BEST way to adhere paper to chipboard), and placed the cut-out paper onto the chipboard. I pressed it down to make sure it was adhered well, and then sanded the edges with the sanding block. I wanted to do something different and crazy, so I placed a sticky heart (from the sticky letters that Stampin Up is offering in the new catalog) in the middle of the chipboard, and covered it with the new Chunky Glitter (available March 1 in new mini). That chunky glitter is FUN! Everything on here is from Stampin Up except for that little "adore" metal heart. Mom gave me that last year, and I just happened across it when I was picking out paper for this card.

There ya have it - three different ways to play with chipboard. Now it's your turn to make something with that chipboard you bought but haven't used. Don't forget to post your link on Chrissy's blog for a chance to win some blog candy. If you post your card to SCS, please use CBC5 in the keywords so we can find your card.


Chrissy D said...

Hey- the heart one I didn't see! Love all of these Holly. Looks like you had LOTS of fun! LOL The STAR card is probably my favorite- but these are all FABULOUS! TFS and playing in the challenge!

laurie serino said...

These are all spectacular !! Love the sparkles in the heart !!

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

Great cards Holly!!! I love them all. You were very busy!

Thanks for your comments on mine as well. Have a fabulous day!