Antique Ornament Chipboard Christmas Card
December 15, 2022
What color schemes are your favorite for Christmas? Typically I enjoy bold and vibrant colors when I craft. However, I decided to branch out a bit with this project and play around with some more antique colors. Hi, it's Maureen with you today! I am sharing a Christmas card that has a classic, vintage look to it and I'm using the Clear Scraps chipboard elements for my focal point.
I've chosen a couple different chipboard shapes for this project. The great thing about chipboard is that it is sturdy enough to use in wood decor but light enough to use on something like a scrapbook page or card.
I've started by laying the 6" Plaid Stencil on a sheet of a burgundy card stock, then taking a layer of translucent paste and running it over the stencil. Slowly peel the stencil off the paper, and set aside to dry.
Next, I've taken one of the Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and one of the Bell Bulb Chipboard Embellishments and painted them in red and green acrylic paints, respectively. After, I've used a paint brush dipped in white paint and splattered it across both of the bulbs. Let these dry.
I've added the burgundy paper to a card base and then cut a coordinating plaid paper like a flag and glued it to the top of the card. In addition, glue the 2 bulbs as if they are hanging at the top of the card too.
The Christmas Chipboard Word Title is a great addition to this card as well, but I needed some bling! So, I've chosen a gold glitter paint and squeezed it across the font of the title. Give this piece plenty of time to dry!
After I glued my sentiment to the bottom of the card, I stamped a word sentiment on a piece of white paper, cut it into the shape of a flag, then dusted the edges in red ink. This is attached to one of the bulb ornament stems at the top.
What do you think? Would you try making your own Christmas cards this year? This project is quick and easy and your recipient will love the unique, handmade work you created. Adding in the dimension of the translucent paste gives the project an additional sparkle too!
If you liked this project, feel free to add it to your Pinterest boards - and come check out the Clear Scraps Inspiration Board too! See you next time!
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