Friday, April 18, 2008

Bloggers Challenge 43--with a tutorial too!

This weeks challenge was to use chipboard. I am not a big user of this so I thought I should start early for a change --- so Wednesday night I started a chipboard PB&J Journal. I have been wanting to do this for a while but have not gotten around to it -- well guess what --it is not done, as a matter of fact it is barely started, lol. For those of you who are wondering what a PB&J Journal might be -- it is something I made up -- P standing for Pray for others, B - standing for be a blessing to someone and J standing for Be more like Jesus or WWJD. I want to have a way of keeping try of these three areas so that I can look back and see how I am doing and give thanks when it is due! But you will have to wait to see that because as I said it is NOT done! So again you get my 6 am version of the challenge! The good news is that I had done a tutorial on this technique-- that I kind of made up -- as one of my first posts about 7 months ago when I started this blog so I am reposting the tutorial and older samples on this post too. Give it a try it is pretty fun!

Today's card is for all of those brave souls that are putting their life on the line each and every moment for US! They are truly heroes and I thank them and pray for the daily, I hope you do too.





I wanted the soldier to be a faint image in the background -- I think it looks pretty neat. What do you think? Here is the re-post of the tutorial and my other two cards.........

MJ's SURPRISE TECHNIQUE


Many years ago I saw a technique similar to this in a magazine. This is not the exact technique but my rendition since I have long ago discarded that magazine. I am not sure what to call the technique. Maybe MJ's surprise? Whatever you call it it is a great way to use chip board pieces. In my samples I used my Sizzix machine and cut from cardboard.


OK, lets see how this goes. Be patient since it is my first time at this.





Supplies needed: dye inks, coordinating A2 sized card stock in light color, tissue paper slightly larger than A2 size, Modge Podge, chipboard shapes, paint brush, background stamp or wheel that coordinates with chipboard and paper cutter.



Use either background stamp or wheel to create design on tissue paper.




Be sure to cover an area that is bigger than your A2 sized card stock. Set this aside.




Randomly attach your chipboard pieces to your A2 card stock.




Cover card stock and chipboard with light to medium coat of Modge Podge.




Lay you decorated tissue paper over the top of this and smooth out lines. Use a light touch.



Apply another coat of Modge Podge over the top of your tissue paper. Be sure to get the tissue to adhere to the edges of your chipboard. The tissue will get very tacky as you do this so do not touch too much or it will rip. After you are satisfied with the way your tissue paper is laying set it aside to dry.



Be sure to put is somewhere that it will not stick. If you leave it on the paper you used when applying the Modge Podge it will stick to the paper. I put mine on top of the bottle to dry.



After it dries, trim to desired size and attach to finished card.




Here is another card using this technique. For this one I used pretty in pink for the A2 sized card stock. The tissue paper is stamped with Well Worn Words in Regal Rose. I then Layered it on Rose Red and then back to Regal Rose. Other items used: hodgepodge hardware and rhinestone brads .



Here is a close up of the chipboard pieces.

18 nice people left a comment:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What great projects...and even better tutorials. I love how you put your chipboard behind your tissue. Awesome technique.

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous card! I love patriotic cards and this background is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial! {sMILES}

Gerrie Johnnic said...

BC card is really awesome! The faint image in the bg is really a neat affect!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great way to honor the military.

Julie said...

This is such a great technique. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Julie
www.stampwithjulie.com

Courtney Fowler said...

This is beautiful and what a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very cool technique.

Stacy said...

Mary Jo, this is awesome! I, too, am "chipboard-ally challenged," and now I have a really neat tech to try with the stuff I've accumulated over the years but haven't really known what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration, GF!! Now I don't have to feel so guilty about that overflowing chipboard-storage drawer!

Claudia said...

I just LOVE the patriotic one - it came out GREAT!

Ida said...

Neatly done "tutorial" and a very interesting technique.

Lisa Bohler said...

Awesome job on your first tutorial! This is such a good way to use chipboard! It looks really neat and I bet it's simply stunning in person!

Lori said...

What a cool way to use chipboard! Thanks for sharing your technique.

KimberlyG said...

Your military card is so special! Thanks for the tutorial as well! Beautifully done! :D

Karen said...

great tutorial and cards MJ!!

Sheryl said...

Very nice card! Love the subtleness of the stamped image under the red stripes!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! MJ you sure do keep busy with a lot of stuff!! Great cards and tutorial. I love the distant soldier effect, very moving!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the reminder....I remember when you originally posted this technique. I had wanted to try it then and never did...NOW I really need to! Terrific cards.

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card...
Great technique...
Thanks for sharing this
wonderful tutorial.