Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - Dimensional/Chipboard Embellies

WELCOME to the “UseYour Stash” Blog Hop! You should be coming from Terry Morrow's Blog. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing Dimensional Elements and/or Chipboard embellishments.  I’m trying very hard to use up my stash, so I made 2 projects this month.

First, I made a card for co-worker’s birthday.  She is a little on the Bohemian side, so I used the Stella Workshop On The Go.  The reddish paper I cut to the size of my card then distressed the crap out of it with the Edge Distresser.  Next, I cut the Lagoon paper about a half inch shorter than the actual card, and again, got happy with the distresser.  The 2 Cocoa strips on the left are from the top of the 12x12 page.  I love how Close To My Heart uses every piece available – no wasting!  Yep, I distressed those as well. 

Next, I inked both of the hearts, one in Lagoon and one in Sunset.  One thing about the Stella Workshop On The Go, is that all the embellishments, save a couple, on this card came in the package!  So that cute little doily flower and the vintage button, were both in the package! I added only the Pin Clips and the Opaque Adhesive Gems in Pearl to round out my card.  I arranged everything & then used Liquid Glass to hold it all in place. 

The 2nd project I did was a bit more involved and instead of getting crazy with the Edge Distresser, I got a bit happy with the ink pads.  The first thing I did was choose the paper in the Florentine Workshop On The Go that had what looked like a painted ceiling from a sanctuary (which is probably why they named the paper pack Florentine!).  I cut out the cross in the middle and the circular pieces at each of the corners. 

Then I took the cross and flipped it over and placed it onto a piece of 12x12 Colonial Cardstock.  I then used the back of the cross to ink in Twilight all the way around onto the cardstock.  This way, I was able to get the shape I wanted without ruining the beautiful cross.

Using the inside of the cross that was also cut out, I inked the corners in a semi-circle in Cocoa, Olive, and Goldrush.  I also inked these colors all the way around the outside of the cross.  As I went along, I blended the colors to give the edge a more cohesive look.  Using Liquid Glass on the hearts and circles in the designs of the circular corners, I was able to give a shine, as well as some texture, to my project.  The picture I chose had some of the same colors in it, so it worked very well with this design.  Next, I glued it all down. 

The last thing I did was use the brownish-glittered chipboard on the edges of the picture.  I have no idea where I got these, nor do I have any idea how long I’ve had them.  But, I’m using my stash, so that is ok!  Ok, check out he Shopping lists and then hop on over to Judy Faye's Blog to see her amazing talent.  Thanks for stopping by!

I've made the product numbers links directly to my website to make shopping easier for you. :D

Shopping List for the 1st project
Stella Workshop On The Go - G1032 
Edge Distresser - Z1297
Lagoon Ink - Z2195
Sunset - Z2191
Pin Clips - Z1612
Opaque Adhesive Gems in Pearl - Z1336
Liquid Glass - Z679

Shopping List for the 2nd project
Florentine Workshop On The Go – G1038
Colonial White Cardstock - 1388
Twilight Ink – Z2160
Olive Ink – Z2137
Goldrush Ink – Z2123
Cocoa Ink – Z2114
Liquid Glass – Z679
Glittered chipboard – I have no idea where I got these or how long I’ve had them.


  1. I want close-ups of project #2!!!!

    Love both projects, cutie.

  2. Great projects, way to work extra hard to use up that stash!
    Wendy K.

  3. Love both projects but fantastic job on #2!