Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SOS248: chip off the old block

if you're anything like me, you've still got plenty of chipboard embellishments... they've fallen out of favor a bit recently, but really, there's a reason we all loved them so much: they're sturdy, they add texture and they came in soooooo many super-fab styles! From all of this you may well have guessed that our challenge this week at shopping our stash involves making cards or other projects that feature those neglected chips of awesomeness, whether they be handmade, store-bought, embellishments, alphabets, naked, painted, dimensional or any other variety you like!

textured chipboard butterfly of unknown origin, lightly painted with liquitex gesso; vintage text paper from my stash with a frame painted using leftover yellow and orange color burst; butterfly stencil: heidi swapp; flexible modeling paste: liquitex (also leftover from another project that i used up on the painted frame paper a different night); patterned paper and ancient yellow paper flowers: making memories; gold-edged pink pearl brads and silver heart pearl brads: eyelet outlet; lace: from my stash; adhesives: staples brand gluetape, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i found some cool textured/embossed butterflies in my stash, which are old enough that i honestly don't even know who made them or where i got them, lol. but i still think they're great, so i gesso-ed this one and made him the star of my card:

there's loads more chipboard-usage inspiration over at SOS, where my lovely design team sisters have awesomeness to show you... why not check that out right now, darlings?! ♥


  1. Beautiful, love that chipboard butterfly, and all his/her friends. Awesome job!!!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, and oh, beautiful!

  3. So pretty/lovely/sensational, spectacular/(whatever else I can think of too)! Love ALL the butterflies on this beauty! Wow once again.

  4. Love the lace just peeking through your embellies.

  5. This is so pretty and so delicate! Love the organization and the palette! Great work, as always!

  6. Tres cute! Love the added texture on the smaller butterflies!

  7. Love all the butterflies...and the pretty soft colours...just awesome!
    I have sooooooooooooooooooo much chipboard, but you are right it's not #trendy right now so I hardly ever use it...silly really...you can do so much with it


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