I have to say how excited I am to make a card that isn’t related to a swap. This past week I worked a lot to get through a bunch of Sesame Street 4×4 pages. Outside of a gift card holder swap for a group of really special girls on SCS, I am swap free for the remainder of the year. FINALLY! It is so easy to over-commit yourself with swaps.
Limelight Papercrafts’ challenge this week was a great CAS sketch challenge and to use chipboard. I have to admit I was not a huge fan of chipboard. However, I might be a bit of a convert after today.
Since I was not a huge fan of chipboard, my selection was quite slim. Actually my selection was predominately pieces too big for cards. I went to an awesome back-up plan of using cereal boxes for chipboard. Using my Pine Tree Nestabilities, I cut out the medium sized tree from a cereal box.
This was so quick and easy. Imagine getting any shape you want using your Nesties. The great thing with using a cereal box is that if you make a mstake, you can cut out extras. I know this since I couldn’t decide on how I was decorating my tree. I tried using Stickles, but wasn’t thrilled with the results. After cutting out my fourth tree, I decided to use my Quickie Glue pen and Martha Stewart glitters to decorate the tree.
I first used Garnet and Sterling to draw in the ornaments. Then I used Verdelite for the tree and Brownstone for the trunk.
I paired the tree with some Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper and Always Artichoke. My card base is SU Naturals Ivory, which I like for that rougher non-crisp white or creamy white alternative. The sentiment is from Rupa Shevde’s The Magic of Christmas set.
O Chipboard Tree
Stamps: Gina K The Magic of Christmas
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: Martha Stewart glitter (Brownstone, Garnet, Verdelite, Sterling), 1 1/4″ square punch, Nestabilities, cereal box
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