Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The MIM challenge this week is to create your own chipboard accents - so fun! Since their steel dies can only cut the thickness of a thin piece of cardboard at a time, the trick is to glue 5-6 layers together to get a really thick accent for your project. The top layer should be in the cardstock color of your choice and/or stamped with the coordinating image. And voila! A homemade chipboard accent.
I'm also entering this card into the current CAS-fridays challenge: to use at least 3 shades of a monochromatic color, and then add the color brown as well.
I've used 2 PTI sets to create this card: "postmarks", and "tag-it's #2". I started out with a kraft base, and added a vintage cream mat on top. The postage border was stamped onto the cream layer in SU's real red ink. The air-mail image in the top left corner was first stamped off on a scratch paper so that it would be less vibrant. Same goes for the wavy cancellation lines. Beside the wavy lines, I stamped the tag-it's frame in a rose-red, to provide a frame for my chunky postage stamps.
I stamped the postage stamp frames in "vintage photo" distress ink, and the crown and lady silhouette images in a darker, burgundy ink (SU's cherry cobbler.)
The sentiment was stamped in the same brown distress ink, and stamped again over-top without re-inking. In person, it gives the softest shadow-effect.
Thanks for looking!