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04 October 2009

Chipboard Christmas!!!

Today's card is my current favourite technique........painting naked chipboard.
The tree shape is handcut and embossed in the Victoria Cuttlebug folder.
The swirl is a Sizzix die cut.
Both have been painted with acrylic paint to begin with and then the tree was spritzed with a Moonglow spray and sealed with hairspray. I let it dry and then added gold pen around the edges.
The swirl has been dabbed with Versamark, sprinkled lightly with Metal Magic EP in gold and
then heated to add a bit of texture.
The bauble is a Cuttlebug die which has been stamped and shrunk before colouring the back with Stazon-Black Cherry.
This one was just to get my basic idea down onto card but I will be playing with it a bit to add a little more texture or something to the background.

Had a lovely peaceful day yesterday and today we are neither going out or having visitors. Just hubby, DD and me. Hubby is cooking a late-ish lunch as DD is in bed for another hour or so after being on a night shift last night.
My idea of a perfect Sunday.

After lunch I shall be back upstairs working my little socks off to try and make some headway into catching up with my Christmas stock for the local shop until it's time for X Factor. I have two favourites and I don't mind which of them wins. I am just hoping that John and Edward go home tonight........if not I may at some point in the coming weeks throw something heavy at the tv............lol.

Thanks for dropping by today.
Sheila-x-


ETA.......I just knew those annoying twins would get through......bah!!! Ah well my two faves got through too which I am very happy about.

4 comments:

  1. Ooh this is lovely Sheila. I love the fact that it's got simple clean lines. The bauble is perfect. I've yet to buy to chipboard, but when I do there'll be no stopping me ! Sue x

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  2. Glad you've had your perfect Sunday Sheila.

    Love this card especially the sweet little bauble.

    Lesley Xx

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  3. Sounds like you will have had a lovely Sunday until xf started!?! John Edward?! What on earth was he thinking?! lol
    How thick is your chipboard? I didnt realise you could emboss chipboard or maybe Im just thinking of the B&Q type?!
    Keryn x

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  4. I love this card. Love how the bauble is dangling to the side. Must find my shrink plastic and have some fun.

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