|Posted on November 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM|
We are on day 16 of our 24 Days of Christmas Series and here is today's project, a stunning but simple card. Glittery and shiny materials are perfect for Christmas projects, as they catch the light during the day and at night, which gives a lovely seasonal effect.
The feature of this card is a chipboard element. Chipboard shapes are everywhere these days and some of them are very intricate and beautiful. I don't do much scrapbooking, so I have to find a use for them on my cards. After feeling guilty avoiding the box of chipboard pieces I picked up as a 'bargain' somewhere, I forced myself to do a project featuring a chipboard element.
What is great about chipboard, is that you can create a card really quickly with without a great deal of effort. I've used a Twiddleybitz star for this project and simply painted it with a silver acrylic paint and then covered it with some glitter glue. This shape is just too fiddly to use papers, but you could use inks if you have them.
Tip: Choose a good silver paint when you are working with chipboard, as it can dull the finish. I have to say that I bought a cheap silver paint and wasn't too happy with the finish, hence the large amount of glitter glue, so spend a bit more and get a nice shiny one.
I have mounted my star on a piece of embossed white paper (the photo doesn't show it very well I'm afraid). I've actually used a flower themed Cuttlebug embossing folder, which I think looks a little like snowflakes and then edged this with pearlescent blue card, which I've trimmed with deckle edged scissors. A piece of white organza ribbon is a simple finishing touch. As I love glitter, (you can never have too much at Christmas), I've added some dots of glitter glue in the centres of the flowers too.
I hope you have enjoyed today's project in our 24 Days of Christmas Series and will stop by again to follow our other projects coming up!
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