Tuesday, April 24, 2007

PART 1: Altered chipboard...

Chipboard is so versatile. And I can't stress how nice it is to be able to use my pre existing dies and my coasters to make my very own chipboard embellies!
I have had several people ask me about my Chipboard Basics Tutorial. I will have you know that I was able to cut through heavy weight chipboard coasters using the Cuttlebug. I imagine that after 70 clippies it starts to show a little wear but my dies are still going!!!! They have tons of life left in them. The major thing you will notice is the foam on the back looks a little more pressed.
You are in for a treat...I have put together a series of photos showing you how I would use chipboard. Keep in mind I haven't put these on paper yet! I am still creating cards with these embellies. After all, I wanted to show you how you can use them on your projects too. You will just have to visit daily to see how I use them.
When I created my chipboard embellies I was thinking about the various ways I could alter chipboard. For instance, stamping, pearl ex, direct to paper, chalk, embosssing, sanding, paint, brads, eyelets, diamonds, rub ons, ribbon...the list goes on. Now onto my chipboard examples! Please feel free to ask as many questions as you need to. I am more than willing to explain the steps involved in creating any of these chipboard examples.

Chipboard Alphabet
Aa=Pigment ink and gel pen
Bb=Pearl Ex and Lumiere
Cc= VersaMark and Chalk
Dd= Direct to paper ink
Ee= Ink embossed

DP Covered Chipboard

Stamped Chipboard

Multi Stamped Chipboard

Direct to Chipboard and Stamping

Brads, Ribbon and Chipboard

I will be sharing some more later today! I don't want to post too many pics in this post...

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


Cheryl said...

This is great for showing us all the ideas for chipboard. I have one more---I bought some powderkeg embossing powder and with the set by using all 6 of the powders and the versamark, I can make the chipboard look like enamel. It is beautiful. I have made some but haven't put them on a card yet. I will soon. Very neat. Anyhow, looking forward to more from you.
Thank you.
Cheryl Sims

Jackie said...

Those are great - thanks for sharing your ideas! I found a pack of colored chipboard at the local scrapbook store and have been cutting some of that now and then but I have tons of just plain that I will play with soon!

Amy Mowbray said...

Very cool examples. Thanks for sharing. I wish I had a cuttlebug!

Tracy.H said...

Those look great! One question. Do you have to use Craft Ink or Stazon? Or can you use regular SU ink? I have not tried stamping on them yet myself...just thought I would ask. ;0)

Sherrie said...

great little tutorial you have going on! Love your embellishments, looking forward to how you use them on your cards!

Ana said...

Love your blog...and thanks for all the wonderful ideas on how to alter chipboard..i just got some in and needed the inspiration.

Stefanie said...

Wow!! I love your letters and the little flower die is too cute! These are all awesome ideas. TFS!!

Bethany Paull said...

Wow! That's a lot of chipboard variations. More extensive than what I've tried so far. Thanks for sharing, esp. the letters with all the different coloring mediums.

Rose Ann said...

Your chipboard samples are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!