Friday, March 15, 2013

CFC #94: Chipboard


Any chipboard pieces or letters hanging out in the bottom of your drawer? Or in a glass jar with lots of dust on top? Or ... gasp ... STILL in the packaging from 5 years ago?!?



Well now's your chance to make use of them. This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays will give you lots of leeway, the only requirement is that you use chipboard somewhere in your CAS project. 

No chipboard? No worries! Just make your own chipboard embellies like I started doing...


My original plan was to make my own chipboard embellishment by using the thick backing sheet that is packaged with packs of patterned paper. However, after running it through the Big Shot with a couple shims, I still was not getting a very clean cut. The backing sheet was thicker than the die. It definitely could have worked with a little help from the scissors here and there. But, then I started thinking that it looked pretty neat as-is in the sheet - it had dimension on the edges from the die, yet was flat with the rest of the sheet.


So it stayed, and I colored the elements in the sheet. White chalk for the birch (to get a more natural, varied effect) and American Crafts Galaxy markers for the ombre "hello." I only had a red and orange marker, so I had to mix colors and chalks to get the transition from dark to light. 

"H" - red with a layer of orange
"E" - orange
"L" - orange with a layer of yellow chalk
"L" - yellow chalk
"O" - yellow chalk with a layer of white chalk

The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Calm and Gentle.


 There's a sweet prize for the winner this week - a $20 gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays store! Sure hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

28 comments:

  1. So organic and beautiful!! LOVE it, Kelly!

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  2. Kelly, this is a gorgeous effect! WOW!!!!

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  3. This is a natural beauty Kelly. I own that hello die too - too bad it's at my folks' in the US til summer...

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  4. What an incredibly beautiful project! I love the way you used that "hello" die, brilliant!!!!!

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  5. Oh now that's a *really* interesting look - what a clever way to 'turn lemons into lemonade' as the saying goes (you guys say the craziest things over the pond, ha!). I really love this effect, the tree especially looks awesome and I love the colouring of your 'Hello'!! Oooh, and sequins too, yay!!

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  6. Kelly, this card is just spectacular. I love the design. I love the colours. I've come back three times already just to take another look! :-)

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  7. WOW, Kelly, this card is stunning and oh so beautiful and also super duper creative!!! Perfect in every way!
    Sylvia xx

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  8. So pretty! Love the color you got from the chalk!

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  9. Wow, Kelly, this is gorgeous ... the die cuts back in their places, the natural background and birch, and that splendid ombré 'hello' ... love it! Anita :)

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  10. Super cool - and I just read about this Fusion thing - I'll have to check it out, but in the meantime, congrats! You're a busy girl!

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  11. Wow, that is pretty amazing!! I LOVE a happy accident! (I tend to have so MANY of them!)

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  12. THIS is pretty awesome, Kelly! Even though the "hello" just pops with color, I'm loving that birch tree! What a cool effect!

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  13. OH MY!! FRAME alert as in frame that beauty right away Kelly!!!
    I LOVE it!! You've totally transformed an accident into a master piece...
    everything "speaks" to me from the contrast between the neutral tone and that bursting "hello"...the addition of the three gold sequin...argh...let me say it again: YOU ARE A MASTER!

    Thank You! no really, Thank YOU!!

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  14. This is so cool! I love happy accidents, this is amazing!!!

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  15. Love this happy accident...the edges of the shapes are so cool with this technique!

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  16. Oh my - another stunning card - your creativity is amazing!

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  17. This is very beautiful and creative, Kelly! Loved reading about how you came about to this card. But seriously, I think your coloring makes all the difference! and the sequins! Such a delightful card!

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  18. Pretty ombre! Love your card! Love how you took your photo. Love how you made your own chipboard embellishment :D

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  19. Wow, Kelly, this is amazing!
    Also, Erin gave you a shout out on the PTI forum, just to let you know. :)

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  20. Love the contrasting sentiment on the soft background. Wonderful job Kelly!

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  21. BRILLIANT card Kelly, love the colors and the layout, thanks for sharing your wonderful creation and hope your having a great weekend..

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  22. Very cool and creative card!! I love the way you made it work and it turned out even better!

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  23. Wow, love how you made this one Kelly! Congrats on you shout outs on the PTI forum. You should be on the DT there.

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  24. This is genius as always, love how you make happy discoveries and go with them :0) the tree and text really stand out even though they are flat !!
    Jenny x

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  25. I think the "new" way is even better than what you planned. And so much easier to mail. ;)

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly