Welcome to Day 27 in my summer blog series, 31 Pages in 31 Days! On the third session of Scrapbooking Summer school I gave my ladies their homework assignment: Chipboard. As you might know, you can paint, stamp, sponge, sand, distress, ink and even emboss on chipboard, and it has an awesome "just right" texture and height that adds a professional look to any page. So they took home their baggies of assorted chipboard and set to work! It was amazing to see what all they had come up with to do with their pieces!
Here's the "Animal Talk" page I did for mine (I do everything I make them do!) and I really like how it turned out. The chipboard assortment pack I got had some little pennants in it, so that was a no-brainer for me, especially since I have the Pennant Builder Punch as well.
Let me just take a minute to say you will ADORE using chipboard with the new Firm Foam ink pads! It was perfectly covered with ink with just a single press down onto the pad.I covered the blue ones entirely with ink, and inked just the edges of the white ones with Craft ink so that a little of the natural chipboard color showed through. The tiny little chipboard hearts were inked with the old-style ink pads, so there is a definite fabric pattern pressed into them (kinda cool if you're going for a little distressed look rather than a solid inking).
Then I decorated each pennant a little differently, and strung them onto my page underneath the photo mat. The colors I used for this page were Calypso Coral, Lucky Limemade, Soft Suede and Marina Mist, with a piece of patterned paper from the International Bazaar collection (I used both sides).
Ok! Today is the first day of school for my three (two kids and Daddy), so look out for cute family photos in a couple hours here! And then I'll see you back here tomorrow for the next installment of 31 Pages in 31 Days.