Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chipboard Clipboard Stamping411 Sketch

I couldn't resist doing another project for the stamping411 sketch this week.

I've often struggled with covering these chipboard clipboards, because getting the paper to sit perfectly, without being able to remove the hardware from the chipboard is some tricky business! I started by covering an 1 1/2" worth of my clipboard using craft ink, and a waterbrush. The craft ink is heavy enough that it really covers well, and the waterbrush helps to move the ink, even into the crevaces where you could never reach with paper!

Next I cut some DSP to size and used a retired corner rounder to get the perfect corners. I didn't need to sand the edges at all. I used the tombo multipurpose adhesive, (very sparingly) to attach the paper to the front of my chipboard clipboard, then ran a piece of ribbon all the way around.

I covered my owl with coordinating paper and tombo adhesive, then cut around, sanded and sponged some chocolate ink. for the eyes and nose, i colored my chipboard with a marker, then painted crystal effects over the top to get some shine.

I had a wonderful time with this sketch and project. There's still time to play over on the stamping411 blog. You could end up in the stampers showcase and have your card on display! Happy Tuesday!

Selene Kempton~


Krista Driessen said...

Nicely done !! Great how the clipboard turned out ! Also a great idea, have to keep this in mind and I hope I can find some of these here... !

Laura said...

What a great gift idea! Love the little chipboard owl on there, too.

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