Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade Chipboard Accents - tutorial

Hi there!

I thought I'd share a technique that came in handy with me personally the other day, maybe it will help you too!

I wanted a chipboard element but didn't have the shape I needed in my stash (in my case it was a cloud, but you can create almost anything) so I thought 'hey, why don't I make one" (yes I do talk to myself!) and then I thought 'hey, why don't I do a tutorial too!"  So now that you know how I amuse myself when I am home alone, check out this easy tutorial!

First gather your supplies, for the base of my cloud I am using kraft card stock, but you could really use any cardstock you want.  This kraft piece just happened to be at the top of my scrap pile.  For the top layer, you can mist it, leave it 'naked' or cover it with a piece of pattern paper.  In this case I am covering mine with pattern paper, because I need the colour in my finished project.

Next, use your Cuttlebug, Cricut, punches whatever you have to cut our 6 of your preferred shape in the neutral paper and then 1 more in your pattern paper, if you are using it.

Now start gluing the layers together.  A basic white craft glue is fine.

Keep going, it won't look like much at first.

A little more.

This is all 6 layers.

This picture might give you a better idea when you compare the height to my scissors.
The last layer of pattern paper has now been added.

And then I added a bit of ink in the same colour tone as my pattern paper.  It really does add extra dimension.  You can tell when you compare this photo with the last one.

And in case you were wondering what I needed this sweet cloud for, here is the project I added it to.....

These patterned papers are older scraps I had left from a Fancy pants collection, and the embellishments are from American Crafts Margarita collection, that just happent o coordinate perfectly with the papers.

Which is based on this month's sketch from Scrapbook & Cards Today!

You'll notice that I rotated the sketch.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a scrappy day!


  1. Love this layout! I especially like the extended cluster of embellies (they look like Margarita tags and felt pieces...yah??) Well done! You inspired me once again girl!!!

  2. What a great and easy way to add dimension! Thank you from one of the dimensionally challenged!!

  3. I love your page! It is nice to see another variation of a sketch. The use of embellishments give me more ideas to work with....thanks!


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