Last month, Stampin' Up! had an awesome special on chipboard and I loved using all sorts of techniques with this product – you can cover it with cardstock, add colour with ink, emboss it, cover it with glitter and beads and so much more!
For my Stamper's clubs two weeks ago (sorry for the delay in posting the project!) I decided to use a piece from the On Board Accents collection. The chipboard is a square and has 4 circles punched out of it. I loved it because it's so easy to stamp images that fit behind the circle openings and the best part is that our 1 1/4" circle punch is exactly the right size for the holes.
I had so much fun creating this card using the Tart & Tangy Stamp Set along with the Summer Picnic Designer Papers.
Here's how it was created….
Pop out the circles so you are left with the "template"
Next trace the openings on the back of your paper or designer paper with a pencil. The piece of paper should be approximately 1/4" larger than your template.
In this case I've used a plain piece of white paper and a pen for easier illustration of the technique.
Use your marker to colour directly onto your stamp so you can have the bottom of your strawberry "red" and the top "green". After you have finished adding colour "huff" on your stamp (breathe on it so the moisture from your mouth refreshes the ink in case it has dried).
Stamp on your paper and you have a two colour image!
Here's the finished card. I used Summer Picnic Designer Paper to cover the front of the chipboard template. There are many mediums you can use to glue the paper to the chipboard but I prefer a Stampin' Up! gluestick. It goes on so smoothly and you have some "play" time before it sets.
Use a pencil to mark the openings of your template on to the piece of cardstock you are going to stamp your images on and then remove the template so you can stamp your images. I used Real Red and Old Olive markers for the strawberry and cherries and Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the apple and lime – I used Chocolate Chip for the stem of the apple. After you've compelted your stamping remove the pencil marks with an eraser. Apply glue to the back of the chipboard piece and glue your stamped image to the back of the chipboard piece.
I stamped the word "sweet" from the Sweet Shapes stamp set in black ink on a scrap of the Summer Picnic DP and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. Glue this to one of your left over circles that you removed from the template in step 1. Punch two holes with the Rectangle Punch (come in from the side so the slots are horizontal) and thread red gingham ribbon from the front around the back again and tie in knot at the top.
Attach this circle to the middle of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Complete your card – I mounted the chipboard piece on a piece of white card stock that was slightly larger than the chipboard, then to Certainly Celery and finally to Bashful Blue card. The finished card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.
You could also use the template piece over and over again as just that…"a template". You would do everything as I've listed but you wouldn't use the chipboard piece in your card – just the punched out designer paper directly on top of your stamped images.