I never used chipboard until this past year when I made Christmas ornaments out of chipboard. I began using "regular" chipboard until I discovered the white adhesive-backed chipboard made by Quick Kutz. The adhesive-backing was a bonus because I was die-cutting all my shapes, then adhering them together. The white was a double bonus because I could stamp or color directly on the chipboard. I didn't think the "regular" chipboard took ink as well. However, the white side of the chipboard had a bit of a gloss to it, so I decided to use alcohol inks, which was perfect. When Lily Pad Cards decided to post a chipboard challenge, I decided to dig out my chipboard and alcohol inks and create some non-holiday cards. So, here's the first one I came up with:
Here's how I did it:
I die cut the butterfly with the white adhesive-backed chipboard, then inked it with alchohol inks. Then I applied a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry. For the main background, I stamped similar colors of Distress Ink onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water, and "smeared" glossy cardstock over the ink and let it dry. The border strips were also cut of white chipboard and inked with alcohol inks. The background and strips were adhered to a white 5x7" card.
Once the crackle paint was dry, I adhered the butterfly to the card with 3D foam dots and added wire antennae and dots of Patina Distress Stickles.
I then bent wire to create leaves and adhered it to the left side of the card with Ranger Glossy Accents. Hero Arts Sparkle Gem Blossoms were then added.
The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on glossy photo paper and adhered with 3D foam dots.
This was a very different card for me. I've never used wire on a card and the various "patterns" of the smeared distress ink on the background was unexpected. But, the end result was quite interesting!
Here's the supplies:
Thanks so much for looking!!