Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Big Shot Texture Plates on Chipboard

I was getting ready for my friend Pam's big shot workshop, when I noticed the directions on the "no tabs" setting for chipboard. Lo and behold, you can use texture plates with the bigshot on chipboard.

So first, i used the book basics small size chipboard to cut out a top note die. Then, I made my sandwich for the texture plates (according to no tabs directions on the multipurpose platform)

When it came out, i had the beautiful swirl design, but it needed some "pop". So I took a chocolate chip ink pad and swiped it right across the textured chiboard, and the design popped out!

Next, I took a sheet of bride paper, and colored it with ruby red ink using a sponge dauber. I punched 3 butterflys out of the center (behind the top note where you won't see it missing). I attached one to my envelope with a two way glue pen, and added some marker to show flight. I added the other two to the card. One is glued directly on the brown butterfly, and the other was adhered with a glue dot. I just pulled on the paper to squeze the wings together and he looks like he is flying.

I added the sentiment, i'm not sure how well it shows up in the photo.. but friends do make us much stronger. I thank God for my friends everyday, and wonder who Pam is going to give this awesome card to. :)

6 comments:

Ellen Kemper said...

Beautiful Card! And a great idea to add texture to chipboard. I'll add that to my "to do" list. And since it sounds like fun, maybe I'll put it at the very top!

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this card Selene! You are one amazing and very talented lady.

Diana Eichfeld said...

I love this Selene, what a beautiful card!

sari h said...

i really like this one - keep up the good work - selene!

Erna said...

Wow this is so amazing!! Love this card!!

Penny D. said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I love butterflies!