Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Faux Chipboard

Hi! 

Long time no see!  I've been eyeball deep in finishing course work for my last semester of grad school, so my crafty time has been a little lot limited lately :(  BUT, it's the home stretch, so that's something to be thankful for! 

Anyways, I wanted to play along with this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge: use chipboard in a clean and simple project.  



So, I seemed to have missed out on the whole chipboard trend, because I don't actually own any...  But, I made my own faux chipboard out of layered cardboard, so I think I still achieved the chipboard look.  Here's my card: 


I'm in love with PTI's Irresistibly Ikat stamp set.  It's fast becoming one of my favorites!  I stamped the pattern alternating with aqua mist ink (PTI) and soft cantaloupe ink (Hero Arts).  After I finished stamping the panel, I stamped the envelope pattern (Hero Arts) in white pigment ink over the ikat pattern.  It's a bit hard to tell from the picture above, but here's a close up: 


I thought it added a nice bit of texture to the card.  I used the Bountiful Banners die and stamp set (PTI) for my chipboard element.  The banner is pretty thick, so I think it achieved the "chipboard" look: 


Lastly, I finished the card off with a few sequins. 




That's all for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

-Lizzy 

5 comments:

  1. Love the colors and ikat pattern! And the sequins for good measure. So glad you joined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week!

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  2. So pretty! I really like the colors that you used and the sequins that you added! They are a perfect touch! And I like your idea for the faux chipboard!! I will have to remember that! Thanks for sharing, Lizzy! Good luck finishing your course work! :)

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  3. ok, so this is probably my fave card so far this morning! LOVE this!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Woooow, Lizzy!! This is GORGEOUS!!!
    Love the DIY chipboard; so clever!!
    And that background....WOOOW! Beautiful!!

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  5. Super cute card!! You really wowed it with this new stamp set! Love your chipboard banner with the sequins too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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