Saturday, September 16, 2006
Here's a quick card I made tonight. I've become quite obsessed with incorporating chipboard into my projects. Well, considering all that chipboard is, is die-cut cardboard, it will still set you back quite a bit. My solution... buy the huge "Chipboard Chunk" from Michaels when you have a 50% coupon! I have no desire to use most of the monograms and shapes as they come in this package. But now, I have pages of lovely chipboard shapes to cover!
On this card, I made a little chipboard button. I covered the rounded square with Holiday Thyme paper. Then I sanded it to make smooth edges. Then I embossed it with some ultra thick embossing enamel. Love that stuff, it gives everything such a beautiful shine! Lastly, I punched 2 1/8 holes in it and threaded it with ribbon. Now it really looks and feels like a button. The "noel" was stamped on with black Stazon to cover a smudge from the tweezers that I used during the embossing process (argg!).