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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Practical Scrappers Feature - 10 Things to do With Chipboard

Over at Practical Scrappers we're talking chip board today. Head on over there for some great ideas of different ways to use that stash of chip board (you know you've got it!!)

I used my chip board letters as a mask when misting to give me this great, "cut out of the snow" look.  This picture was taken on a snow shoeing trip in a yucky slushy kind of snowfall evening. The flash just picked up and reflected all the falling sleet so the picture has this kind of awful hazy quality to it. Instead of trying to hide it I decided to emphasize it by mimicking it with mists.


It was incredibly easy. First apply a bit of repositionable adhesive on the back of your chip board letters (I used my Big Shot to cut these out of chipboard packaging.) Once you've decided exactly where you want your title to be, spray the back ground card stock liberally with a mist colour of your choice. I used Mister Huey's Calico White to give my layout the snowy look I wanted. Once I took off the letters and let the mist dry I outlined the letters with a white gel pen.

The group of us out that night used to play Ultimate Frisbee together and we were called the Apocalypse Cows so the whole title is "Apocalypse Cows in the Snow" but since we referred to ourselves as The Cows, I just made those two words the focus. I like the symmetry of them too! Almost a palindrome!!


As an added bonus, I used the sprayed O's as embellishments. Here I cut out the centre of the scalloped circle paper behind the O to show the tree on this piece of Studio Calico paper. The paper is all little white houses on a pale yellow background with one lone fir tree. I liked the fir tree. It reminded me of the woods on Cyprus Mountain so I wanted to feature it.


I also got out my snow flake border punch to punch just two strips of paper.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to go to the Practical Scrappers Blog for more great ideas from our oh, so talented designers.


2 comments:

  1. Love your tutorial. I just love new ideas. I'm going to have to give this a try!

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  2. Great post, Alison! The snowy look is just perfect for this photo, and I love how you reused your misted letters!!!

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