Friday, May 4, 2012

Paint Chipping

Yeah I'm totally going with that title.  Pretty sure chipping isn't a word, but you know I think the dictionary has missed a lot of stamping terms.  When I do a spell check, it often thinks that some of my terms are misspelled.  Terms like VersaMark, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, etc.  So I'm going with paint chipping being a real word :)  What is paint chipping?  It's when you use paint chips on your cards. I'm really pleased with how these cards turned out. 
When we go to home improvement stores I always stop by the paint section and pick up a few paint chips.  I'm never really sure what to do with them, but I always save them.  Someday maybe I'll actually purchase some paint and paint our bedroom, but that's not as much fun as stamping!  So with the paint chips I cut them in strips of all different widths, though I don't think any of them are more than a quarter of an inch wide.  I glued them to a white square piece of cardstock diagonally. 
They look so cool don't they?  I punched the flowers out of the paint chips too.  The leaves are cardstock. I didn't have green paint chips :)  The white cardstock is embossed and it's just a simple easy card!  The greeting is from Upsy Daisy, I'm still so bummed that it's leaving.  The greetings in Upsy Daisy are some of my all time favorite greetings.  It might just be the hardest set that I'll say goodbye to this year! 
I added a pearl to the center of the purple flower and a pink rhinestone to the center of the pink flower.  I'm kind of hoping that since they came out with the large pearls that perhaps the new catalog will have large stinkin' awesome would that be!?!?!  I'll know soon enough!!!!  But anyway, next time your in your local home improvement store, grab some paint chips and craft away.  They're actually great for crafting, they're a nice thick weight and they come in all colors :)
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!!


Kim said...

Sometimes it scares me to realize how much we think alike! LOL Just a couple weeks ago I was in Lowes and walked past the paint chips and had the urge to grab several for the exact purpose of making a card with them. (I haven't done it yet, though.) ... Strangely I felt a little bad about taking them when I had no intention of painting anything anytime soon. LOL ... Oh well .. after seeing your post, I'm reminded that I need to put them to good use. Here's hoping for some stamping time this weekend. (This full time job is really cramping my stamping style!)

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

What a SUPER idea! I can't believe I haven't thought of it before. I always look and take paint chips, but I really had the intention of painting a room. These are really beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your great idea.