Man, am I ever having fun with chipboard lately. I've had it around forever, but have never really used it much until inspiration hit me, and hit me hard...lol On a recent shopping trip I bought 4 different packages of alphabet chipboard and I wanted to combine these different fonts to create a whimsical card. The fun thing about this card is that there are pieces that are traditionally elegant (notice the lace and stick pin), but the rest of it is totally irreverent. I think that says a lot about me and my personality, don't you?!
I was so very excited to learn that this week's Blogger's Challenge was to create something using Pink & Brown. This has to be one of my ALL-TIME favorite color combinations, and I think it works especially well for Valentine's Day...it reminds me of Love and Chocolate (the real reasons for Valentine's Day...lol)
This card is 5 1/4" square card. I first used my Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder for the first mat on this Close to Cocoa card base. I took a scrap piece of the Close to Cocoa and covered it with a piece of lace that I have had lying around for ions, first temporarily adhering it to the card stock, then stitching around the edges. The hearts were cut using my Cuttlebug Nesting Hearts die. I used a frosted piece of plastic that came in some type of packaging. When I saw it, I thought it would look pretty as "something" on a card, so I hung onto it and I'm glad I did.
The chip board letters were painted first with Craft White ink and then using Iridescent Ice embossing powder which makes them quite sparklie IRL. The two pink hearts are punched Fun Foam which I glued onto the "S" to actually hide a boo-boo (shhhhh, don't tell anyone). These were adhered onto a matting ending up with a big KISS!
I'm probably dating myself, but I can remember writing "SWAK" on the back of envelopes when I would mail a letter...yes, before e-mail, people actually communicated through the MAIL! Shocking, isn't it. :) Of course, stamps weren't 41 cents then either.
Thank you so much for poppin' in today. I hope you enjoyed my card, and if you want to see other fabulous creations in Pink & Brown, check out the other participants of the Blogger's Challenge group. They are listed along the left-hand side of my blog. Have a great Friday.
The Fine Print:
Stamps: Rubber Stampede; Papers: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Inks: White Craft Ink, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Hearts Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Lace, Flirty Ribbon (retired) Stick Pin and beads from stash, Chipboard - various vendors; Fun Foam, Nesting Hearts Cuttlebug die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Frosted Plastic, Rhinestones from stash.