Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Mashup! A Chip Off the Old Block!

Hello and Happy Friday! Time for another Friday Mashup Challenge! With the lack of posts lately, you might think I have not been stamping much. But actually, I have been making lots of Christmas cards and winter birthday cards...just no time to blog! I hope to catch up this weekend!

Heidi is the hostess this week...and she took me out of my comfort zone just a bit! Here is the challenge:

  1. Make a project using "Chipboard"

  2. Make a project using a distressing technique

  3. 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 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!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Kim, this is so fabulous, what a wonderful word to use for this time of year. Love that ruffled ribbon.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Yay - I'm glad you mashed it up! I know everyone must have some letters in their drawers somewhere! :)

  3. Great card Kim. Love those shiny letters and that DSP is gorgeous too.

  4. Kim, your card is wonderful - I loved this paper from last year, and your letters and ribbon treatment have made it a wonderfully rich card! I have some of these letters left over too!

  5. Kim, your creation is just lovely! The ruffled ribbon adds such a special touch. Well done!!

  6. Wonderful card Kim, I love the glossy letters.

  7. You know I'm all over that ribbon, I just love when it's all scrunchy like this! Great idea to add the pearls. Great minds think a like, I like how you colored your letters!

  8. I love that ribbon treatment! It is the perfect way to accent that gorgeous card!