Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tips and Techniques Wednesday -Homemade Chipboard Accents

Hi there!

I thought I'd share a technique that came in handy with me personally the other day, maybe it will help you too!

I wanted a chipboard element but didn't have the shape I needed in my stash (in my case it was a cloud, but you can create almost anything) so I thought 'hey, why don't I make one" (yes I do talk to myself!) and then I thought 'hey, why don't I do a tutorial too!"  So now that you know how I amuse myself when I am home alone, check out this easy tutorial!

First gather your supplies, for the base of my cloud I am using kraft card stock, but you could really use any cardstock you want.  This kraft piece just happened to be at the top of my scrap pile.  For the top layer, you can mist it, leave it 'naked' or cover it with a piece of pattern paper.  In this case I am covering mine with pattern paper, because I need the colour in my finished project.

Next, use your Cuttlebug, Cricut, punches whatever you have to cut our 6 of your preferred shape in the neutral paper and then 1 more in your pattern paper, if you are using it.

Now start gluing the layers together.  A basic white craft glue is fine.

Keep going, it won't look like much at first.

A little more.

This is all 6 layers.

This picture might give you a better idea when you compare the height to my scissors.
The last layer of pattern paper has now been added.

And then I added a bit of ink in the same colour tone as my pattern paper.  It really does add extra dimension.  You can tell when you compare this photo with the last one.

And in case you were wondering what I needed this sweet cloud for, you can check out my project here on my blog.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a scrappy day!


  1. This is a great idea. Your tutorials are so easy to follow....thanks!