Like a few others, I don't really have a supply of chip board and to me that's always meant any kind of card board. I use card board on almost every card. But you rarely see it. I use it for backing to give to die cuts, punches and cut outs some lift and stability. I also use it under layers for the same reason. I'll run it thru the Sizzix w/ the same die I'm using then glue the two together to create my own chip board. Most of mine comes from cereal boxes.
Here, my self made chip board is backing my sentiment oval and also the entire orange panel. I like the bit of lift and I really like how stable and stiff it makes the layers.
Although it may look like there are layers or cut outs, there's really only one layer attached to the card, three punched butterflies and one die cut sentiment. I started with a piece of white c/s slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) white card. All images are Innovative Stamp Creations . I stamped flowers with black ink, masking when needed. I added just a touch of color by lightly swiping sponges w/ yellow, orange and pink inks haphazardly across the flowers. I colored over all of the petals w/ a VersaMark pen and clear embossed them. A few specks of embossing powder were spread out around the flowers, but I like the splatter look so I left them and even added a few more.
Yellow, orange, pink, ginger and cranberry inks were then sponged over the entire piece and I used more of the darker colors around the flowers to add more contrast. The excess ink was wiped off of the clear embossed flowers. The script was stamped over the top with ginger ink. I stamped a butterfly using the yellow, orange and cranberry inks on a scrap of white then I used a butterfly punch. The punch didn't exactly line up w/ the image, but I like it anyway. I traced around it on a piece of white and cut the inside out, leaving just a white frame of the butterfly. I used this as my base to attach to the card and popped the butterfly up on top. I added two more small punched white butterflies and the sentiment I edged the entire piece w/ a black marker and added a piece of cardboard underneath for a little dimension before attaching it to my card.
Thanks so much for looking! Close ups and the picture used for this inspiration challenge are on my blog: The Write Stuff
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010 GMT Views: 1127
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Thu, Apr 29, 2010 @ 10:52 AM
WOW!!! What a STUNNER, Julie!!!! The flowers with the embossing and orange tones is sooo striking and thanks for the tip about the cereal box cardboard...you get a great lift and you didn't have to use 9-10 dimensionals....such a great money saving tip!!!!!