Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Chipboard Basics - Applying Designer Series Paper

Todays chipboard tutorial is on how to apply designer series paper (dsp) to your chipboard. To do this, you will need: a piece of chipboard (a star from On Board Simon Upper used here); a piece of dsp big enough to cover chipboard (East Coast Prep used here); a glue stick; sanding block; cutting mat and a hobby blade. By the way, did you know that until the end of May, you can get a FREE hobby blade with the purchase of our 12"x18" cutting mat?

Once you have your supplies together, simply apply your glue to the chipboard and mount your chipboard to the back of your dsp. All glue sticks are not created equal so be sure to use one that sticks really well - I used the Stampin' Up! Anywhere glue stick. Now you are ready to cut around the edges with your hobby blade. With this star shape - it is simple to get really close straight lines. If you are going around the edges of a flower or other curved image, it is a little more challenging, but don't be too concerned about being perfect.
Once the image is completely cut out, you can use your sanding blocks to even out the edges and finish it off. This is before the edges are sanded.

Now it's time to add it to your project. Here is my completed card, with the edges sanded - I love that look. I decided to make it into a birthday card for my brother since his birthday is in June. Now that the card is done - it's just a matter of getting it, along with his gift, in the mail on time:)

I will be back tomorrow with a couple samples using chipboard and then on Friday, I will have some tips on getting the most out of your chipboard.
Until next time,
Supplies: Circle of Friendship and Classic Backgrounds stamp sets; Basic Black and More Mustard classic inks; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Tempting Turquoise and More Mustard cardstock; 1" circle and large star punches; Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon; sanding blocks; East Coast Prep dsp; and star from On Board Simon Upper.

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