Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Watch For It Wednesdays # 13

Today's tip is a simple one and many of you may have been doing this one for a long time but I've just started doing it. :) Do you love to add some depth to your scrapbook pages, cards, etc. ???? I've been using chipboard for quite a while but it involved buying it already in shapes and either raw or already covered by the manufacturers with pretty papers, etc. With the raw
chipboard, I would sometimes cover it with a patterned paper but it was always a chore to get
the paper cut so that it fit perfectly. The bottom line was that I had a lot of chipboard but seldom used it.
I was working on a card when the lightbulb went off (yes, my lightbulb is slow sometimes). :) I had a package of chipboard in assorted colors (white, black and raw) and took
one of the black pieces (pictured above) out. I ran it throught my Sizzix Big Shot with the Sizzix Stamp Frame die and I had a beautifully cut out chipboard shape. I was excited because I knew that I could now cut another one from patterned paper and glue it on top of the black piece. The
end result is a piece of patterned paper chipboard that looks like it was "store bought." :) Also
by using the black chipboard, the edges were colored and pretty with absolutely no effort
on my part as shown below with my amateur photography. :)

I used my glue pen to glue the patterned paper to the chipboard. Several companies are making sheets of chipboard in raw, white or black. (My package of assorted pieces was by Grafix.) You can bet I'll be using my Sizzix a lot more with chipboard now. I love making my
own chipboard embellishments with it. The picture below is the finished result.

The card below is my sample with this chipboard. I wish you could see it in person because it adds so much to the card. Also, if you didn't know better, you would think it was a store bought
chipboard embellishment. :) The Sizzix Originals, Bigz and Bigz XL dies cut chipboard like "buttah." :) If you haven't tried this fun tip, then what are you waiting for???? :) I can't wait to
get some larger pieces of black chipboard to cut some of the Bigz shaped scrolls, etc. :)


Ruth Ellen said...

Love that chipboard frame!! Great addition to your cute card!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing your discovery.

Natasha said...

Thanks for the great tip Bev. I'll be sure to give it a go :-)

Rochelle said...

This is a wonderful concept! I love chipboard and I love the way you used it! Thanks for sharing the super card and the great idea!