Heidi is the hostess this week...and she took me out of my comfort zone just a bit! Here is the challenge:
- Make a project using "Chipboard"
- Make a project using a distressing technique
- Or Mash it Up and make a project using chipboard and distressing.
Hmmmm...I can handle distressing! I don't have any special tools for it, but it is something I have done for years off and on. Chipboard on the other hand makes me go"Huh?" Ilove it when I see it used, but I don't use it much at all. Nothing like a blog challenge to get me going!! So, here is my card (using all Stampin' Up products). The picture is a bit week...cold, dark, cloudy here for the last few days!I have some retired chipboard alphabet pieces from Stampin' Up, and this fabulous retired DSP (Deck the Halls) from last year's Holiday Mini. With these 2 elements, the card came together quickly. I started with a crumb cake base. I added a layer of always artichoke, which was embossed with the petals a plenty impressions folder. I took a piece of the dsp and crumpled it with my hands, then lightly sponged with crumb cake ink. I attached it with dimensionals, then my hubby suggested I distress it more...so I literally took my thumb nail randomly along the edges. Not bad, huh? The chipboard pieces were covered in cherry cobbler craft ink and clear embossing powder, then heat embossed. I used my Tombow liquid adhesive to make sure they would stick to the crumpled paper. My last details is a scrunched piece of always artichoke seam binding with 2 basic pearls. I had not done this ribbon treatment for a while, and I am glad I pulled it out for this card! This card also qualifies for this week's color challenge at splitcoastsampers!
The design team has some fun projects for your inspiration. Check out the Friday Mashup blog, then play along this week. Be sure to use keyword FM37 in your online gallery. I'll be watching!!