If you have some chipboard embellishments lying about in your scrapbooking kit, here is a great way to decorate them.
Let’s presume that the chipboard embellishment is a flower, similar to the ones on the left.
First, you need to decide on your colour scheme. Paint the edges of the flower with the colour craft paint of your choice.
For this idea you will need three to six contrasting patterned papers. Once your paint is dry, use your chipboard flower as a stencil and trace and cut out three (or however many layers of petals you require) flowers on different patterned papers. Chalk the edges of all your cut outs with brown ink.
Using white craft glue, stick one of the flower cut outs to the chipboard flower and allow to dry. Apply glue to the centre of the second flower and glue to the main daisy. Do the same with the third flower cut out, making sure to keep the petals loose.
Cut out two circles of thick cardboard, one the same size as the middle of your flower and the other a tad smaller. Paint the circles in the same colour as you painted the edge of the die cut. Glue the large circle in the centre of the chipboard flower and the smaller one on top.
Cut each petal so that the slit reaches the circles in the centre of the die cut. Then use a chopstick to curl the two layers of petals inwards towards the centre of the flower.
Decorate the flower in any way you choose by using things like die cuts, brads, ribbons, buttons, etc. You can even stick a special photograph in the centre of your finished flower.
You can decorate your chipboard embellishments in various ways, simply by covering them with another type of paper, adding glitter, inking or painting around the edges. It all depends on what you want to achieve on the overall look of your scrapbooking layout or decoration.
Chipboard Embellishments You Can Purchase Online
Here are some really cool chipboard embellishments that you can order online for your kit. These are a wonderful addition to any scrapbooking or cardmaking kit, and they always come in useful at some state.
I myself haven’t seen such a great assortment all in one place. If you need to find out more information on any of the chipboard embellishments, simply click on the picture.
If you are wanting to know more about getting started with scrapbooking, click here.