A few weeks ago I featured chipboard at my clubs because of the Stampin' Up! special and I wanted to highlight different ways you could alter chipboard. I came up with this card which demonstrated embossing and glitter.
I used Almost Amethyst craft ink (classic would also work) with a dauber because the formula in the craft ink is easier to work with – it tends to move more easily over the chipboard. I find that although the craft ink is a pigment based ink it dries quickly on the chipboard surface so I let it dry completely and then coat the entire coloured piece with Versamark ink and then add the clear embossing powder. Heat set and you end up with a shiny flower. You could also use the Glassy Glaze enamel embossing powder.
Next I used Certainly Celery craft ink and a dauber to apply colour to the center piece and let it dry. Coat the entire piece again with Versamark and then Heat & Stick Powder. You heat the powder until it melts and turns into glue – this doesn't take long so you do have to watch it carefully. Then I applied the Chunky Glitter and reheat to set the Heat & Stick Powder. I find this is the best way to add this product because the H & S really does hold the glitter in place. You could eliminate the colouring step but I wanted to have a colour underneath the glitter in case there were spaces that showed through the glitter. I find glue dots an easy method of adhering the chipboard to the card.
I finished the card using Almost Amethyst cardstock and Certainly Celery Designer Paper. The faux stitching is created easily using the Mat Pack (paper piercing template and tool). The ribbon is Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain and the sentiment is from Hugs & Wishes.
Nice!! I love it!! Next time I am in BC, you are going to have to show me how to emboss!! xoxo