Friday, April 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Week #43 - Chipboard!


My thoughts for this challenge were to use up some of the scrap pieces of chipboard I have laying around. I used the large chipboard flowers that surround this center circle for my Tart & Tangy Camp, so I had a lot of these circles with the cut out flower shape left over. I really haven't seen that many ideas out there using them (however, I haven't really looked either!). But, this card idea sort of evolved as I went along.

So, here is my thinking process on making this card. I knew I wanted to use Ginger Blossoms paper (love the colors). So I started with the base of River Rock and played with the flower strip of DSP and the Ruby Red layer until I liked it. I love polka dots, so I originally cut 2" polka dot DSP squares...well those were too big to go across the card (duh!), so I cut them down to 1 3/4" squares. I originally had the Vanilla squares lined up evenly with the polka dot squares, but you couldn't see much of the cool polka dot DSP. So, I ended up turning the Vanilla squares on the diamond (those were cut with the larger 1 3/8" square punch). Finally, I stamped the flower from the Three for You Punch Box stamp set in the center using Cameo Coral ink and placed a Ruby Red mini brad. I colored my chipboard with Cameo Coral Craft Ink (yes...it came out dark!) and added Iridescent Ice EP and heat set! I love the sparkle that II EP adds. Last I added the Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon across the flower DSP and used "Make a Wish" from the Big Birthday Candle set. I'm happy with how it turned out!

I can't believe it is Friday already! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Today is supposed to be GORGEOUS here...mid to high 70s and sunny. Perfect!

15 comments:

Shona said...

I love it! This is a perfect idea to use up some of my little squares and strips of the DSP too! Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very pretty layout, love the sparkle on the chipboard.

Barb Hardeman said...

Great job! I have tons of those chipboard flowers too and I love that you chose Ginger Blossoms to use with them. Pretty card indeed...

Leigh said...

This is lovely, Connie. That paper can really make a card...great job with the challenge.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous card. I just adore this designer paper and your chipboard really sets off your design. Wonderful job.

Barbara said...

What a great card for those Chipboard pieces! I had NO IDEA what to use them for....thanks for the inspiration!

Ida said...

What a great idea to use up those punched out portions from the chipboard flowers. Very cute card. - Also catching up on last weeks challenge Triangle box, nicely done and what a pretty way to use that stamp set.

Claudia said...

What a great idea on using up those extra pieces!

Lisa Bohler said...

This is really pretty! I love ruby red and how your on board pieces sparkle!!!

Lori said...

Great layout and colors! I love the sparkle of II, too.

tonistamps said...

Great layout for this Connie! Love how you used the 3 pieces too. Awesome work.

KimberlyG said...

Didn't this turn out wonderful! Beautiful mix of colors too! :D

Sheryl said...

Very pretty card, Connie! Love the sparkles on the chipboard!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card Connie! I love how you used those squares, perfect!

Karen said...

this is perfect - love the glitz!!