Thursday, December 15, 2011

Distressed Chipboard with Friday Mashup

LOL, that title makes it sound like the chipboard is having a mental issue! :)

Todays challenge is brought to us by Heidi and boy, did she pull me out of my comfort zone. I rarely use chipboard, although I have a ton of it. I see it in the store or the SU catalog and think "oh thats so cute, I could do this or this"....and then it just sits in my craft area.

Today I ended up grabbing some chipboard I bought from K&Company(like 2 yrs ago, see what I mean about not using stuff). I liked how these ornaments had an old-time feel to them, and the glitter accents were also appealing. To coordinate with the glitter on the ornaments I use shimmer mist on my cardstock, after sponging some Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler along the frame. In the light this card really sparkles and looks so pretty. I sponged the edges with those colors to give it a distressed look, like the card had been around a while and colors were starting to fade or run together...not sure if I really pulled that off or not but that was my original goal.

I hate the way the card looks in the photo, because as I said above the card really shimmers nicely and the colors are much more warm and vintage looking in person. I guess I need to get my cards done earlier in the day. We only have 5 hrs of daylight right now and this card didnt get done until sunset so I didnt have much natural light to work with.

So here we go:

Make a project featuring "Chipboard (Precut or Diecut )".

Or Make a project using  "Distressing (w/ ink, scissors or the Cutter Tool Kit)".
Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Distressed Project featuring Chipboard"

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to check out all the other inspiration from the rest of the design team and then link up YOUR card. We want to see what you do with this challenge!



  1. Yep Lisa I'm with you in imagining all this chipboard lying on the couch at the shinks office!

    Your card looks great. Love the sponging on the embossed background.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. 5 hours of daylight?! Oh boy. Hope you have some of those sunlight lamps. These ornaments are beautiful, and your intro could have been mine!

  3. Great card - love how vibrant your baubles look on the white background.

    We're getting about 8-9 hours of daylight here in the UK at the minute and it's nowhere near enough. I miss the sun!

  4. Only 5 hours of daylight?? I'd go crazy!

    But hey, your card looks great! Love those ornaments, and the distressing around the edges!

  5. Lisa, LOVE your card! The ornaments really pop! At least your creation will be "bright" 24/7 :)

  6. Beautiful, the ornaments are fantastic :)

  7. I actually like how the light came out in your photo.. it gives that sparkle on the ornaments a glow and you can really see it! 5 hours of daylight would rock for me, I love the night and the sun has never been my friend.


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