Monday, September 5, 2011

Card and Altered projects using Chipboard

Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day Weekend.  To kick off our week we thought we'd take a look at chipboard.  In case your sitting there in your scrappy area looking at some chipboard and cannot decide what to do with it, here's a list of what you can do with some "naked" chipboard to make it more interesting...

  • Paint it with your favorite color of acrylic paint.

  • Mist it

  • Stamp a design on it.

  • Cover it in pigment ink and embossing powder.

  • Add whimsical doodles with some of  markers or pens.

  • Embellish with tiny rub-on letters or designs.

  • Give it some bling--add rhinestones, pearls, micro-beads, or glitter to it.

  • Cover it with patterned paper.

  • Add some Glossy Accents or Crackle Accents to add more dimension to it.

  • Decorate it with your favorite stickers.

  • And just what if you don't have any chipboard on hand?  My favorite way to save money on buying naked chipboard is to use those items you already have in your house...cereal, cracker, pasta boxes are the quickest fix for this scrappy dilemma.  Hand cut, machine cut which ever you prefer, just cut two of the same to "double it up" to give you a more stiffness.

    Enough, we have cards and few altered projects from our readers and designers to give you some inspiration examples of how you can use it... 
    Practical Scrapper Teresa Jaye

    Practical Scrapper Christine

    Now this one is not a card, but it's a great altered project from Monica Bradford where she used cereal boxes as her form of chipboard to create this adorable baby collage.

    Practical Scrapper Aymee

    Practical Scrapper Kerri
    Here's another altered project using chipboard, this one from Irit Shalom where she used a floral chipboard corner piece that she doctored by resist stamping, inking, and heat embossing on. 

    Practical Scrapper Aymee

    Got any other ideas?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you like to do with chipboard or leave us a link to show us!

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