Today I'd like to thank the team at City Crafters for inviting me to a guest designer.
The inspiration for Week 220 is to use Chipboard
I must say I haven't made too many cards in the past with chipboard but do have some old pieces in my stash. So I went searching and came up with more bits than I thought. I've made four totally different cards for the challenge.
The first - a purple Friend card was inspired by a pack of pre coloured and decorated alphabet letters. I scored the background and brayered distress inks over it then stamped a flourish corner and added a sentiment layered over a die cut flourish.
Then I decided for the second card to colour some bare chipboard letters in distress ink colours to suit a background I created by sponging distress ink through a stencil which was then lightly spritzed with water. Stamped on the remaining sentiments, layered onto dark purple card and added a few sequins to finish.
Then I discovered these laser cut floral/foliage pieces and figured I would make a real mess trying to colour them so in the end I have recycled a green packaging card, stamped on some white flowers and hand cut a white layering card piece to help them stand out and blend in the sentiment tag that was strategically placed over the brand name. A length of ribbon under the chipboard flower, a few scattered pearls and all this was layered on some beige metallic card.
Now in another pack I found a heap of tags and frames, so another style of card emerged. I painted the frame with cream acrylic, stamped the sentiment on a background created with distress inks sponged direct onto waterolour card and sprayed with water. Layered this on two tones of blue onto a cream card and finished off the frame with a curly bow, flower and pearls.
PS...seems I was so inspired, I decided to decorate the front of a mini album I made last week to hold the ATCs from a recent swap at WOYWW (click here to learn more)
I have enjoyed making these cards and to see how my use of the chipboard grew as I played about, I'm sure to now use it more often. I found some more intricately laser cut pieces at a recent craft show.
Thanks for taking a peek Robyn