Nothing beats the excitement of getting new mediums and testing their limits… but what then? This month I wanted to show you how to use up some of those “experiments” with your products and turn them into easy and interesting cards with our favourite chip boards. As an avid art journaller… yep,  pages and pages of play, some great and some I would rather forget (those become collage papers…) but that’s another story! 

 I created these backgrounds out of Alcohol ink and a Lift Off stamp pad. The aim was to use the stamping as coordinating embellishments. I find Alcohol ink an unforgiving medium to work with but when you get it right the effects are well worth the effort. Dusty Attics corrugated card stock is a perfect matt for me. It has texture and only needs a little highlighting with a stamp pad to create some amazing effects.  

 I didn’t want to cover up the stamped images and the Polaroid Frame along with the baby polaroid was perfect to draw the eye and the frame quote was a perfect compliment to the Mini Caption. Now we Cherish little memories…

I had added some splatters to the Alcohol ink background and added some to the foreground as well. This helps to integrate all the elements into one as well as to reinforce the “unisex” possibilities of the card.

  Here I repeated the process. I used some texture & script stamping on the background and coloured my chipboard to match this one. I coloured my chipboard to contrast in the previous card.

Here is the final product! Check out the chip board I used below.

Chipboard

 Dusty Attic Chipboard

 Polaroid frame set #1

Corrugated Cardstock

Mini Captions #6

Squiggly frame #5

Mini Brackets

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