A long time ago I first created a white only layout. It was before I'd seen anyone else do it and I LOVED the effect. To date, I still use that as a 'go to' when I'm not really sure what my plans are for a project.
And so this card evolved. I knew I had some Scrapmatts chipboard that I wanted to have a play with, and I was thinking a card. The card base was white, so why not use my brand new Kryon gesso spray to colour the chipboard?! Genius. So much easier and quicker.
If you use Gesso, then you might like this product I've only just found (I'm sure some of you will already be using it! I'm so slow!)....
Gesso in a spray can. LOVE!!! Perfect for those fiddly little bits we all have!
So I grabbed it and some newspaper, and sprayed away. Then because I was impatient, I grabbed my heat gun, dried it (it should only take 15 mins, but heating only took 2!). And it was done.
I took some Kindy Glitz and added some sparkle to the chipboard and it was ready to use....
Don't you just love the intricate design of the chipboard? Beautiful.
So how did I create the front of this card?
1. Spray your chipboard with Krylon Gesso spray
2. Emboss the front of your card.
3. Take the 'middle' from your chipboard piece and use as a template to cut the middle from the front of the card.
4. Add a sentiment across the hole in the card - in this case I printed onto canvas! Love the look!
5. Add small white flowers around the edge of the inside of the hole.
6. Add a large Scrapmatts chipboard ornate frame around the edge of the hole you cut.
7. Add a small Prima resin angel onto the middle bottom of the chipboard.
And when you open it up how does the inside look?
Well, I felt it needed something special inside too. So I used a Spellbinders die to create another frame for the inside (this time thinner, being paper, so the card closes nicely).
And then put it together as below:
1. Line up the hole on the outside with the middle you cut earlier. Adhere this middle to the spot inside the card where it matches.
2. Adhere your Spellbinders frame over the top of the embossed 'middle'.
3. Finally add another piece of Scrapmatts chipboard (cute little bird cage), to the bottom, middle of the frame so it shows through to the front of the card and adds a special frame around the angel when looking from the front. I had also sprayed with Gesso and added Kindy glitz.
And you have a quick and easy card that could be used for any occassion.