Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thrifty Cardmaker!

Have you been to the hardware/paint store lately? I have! And guess what I did with the paint chips that I saw at the store? This is the result.thanks so much
Card stock: White (American Crafts)  
Stamps: Remember by Hero Arts , Wonderful Words by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 
Inks: (Pale Tomato, Raspberry, Bubble Gum) Mid Tone Ink by Hero Arts, Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Tools: Threading Water Border Punch, Corner Squeeze Punch (1/4 round) by Fiskar

Accessories: twines from The Twinery, Paint Chip (Home Depot)

Need I say more? The stamping is not perfect...well, that's because the paint chips are NOT meant for stamping, but it sure works! Have you always wanted to create that oh.so.trendy. ombre effect? Well, the paint chip can give you the instant result without fail! How awesome is that? If you like to see more of my takes on paint chips with card-making/stamping, please let me know. I would like to try out other color possibilities.
I will be back tomorrow with a travel post! Thanks for stopping by! 

30 comments:

Barb said...

Yes please! I would love to see more! Those pink paint chip panels are so, so pretty and I like that the flowers aren't perfect - the effect is really cool! Beautifully crafted, V!

Rose said...

oh i would love to see more!!! picking up paint chips would be a great reason to go to Lowes (i love Lowes!)

your card turned out so pretty and i like the stamped affect :)

donna mikasa said...

This is so pretty and super creative! I love the little window scene and the ombre effect from that fabulous paint chip! Genius!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS idea - THANK YOU Virginia

Lynn said...

I love how you stamped on the paint chip. So very cool!

Sheila H said...

Yes, please do show us more, Virginia! I like the texture the paint chips give to the stamped flowers. It's kind of distressed - and very cool.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

I have a few of these I have saved, but never use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette Allen said...

love how you used the paint chip cards.. I actually love how the look stamped.. fabulous card Virginia..

Betty said...

wow - what a great idea - a trip to the paint store is on the agenda!

Lin said...

I love your design, Virginia! Such pretty pink shades!

Carol McCready said...

Great way to use those paint chips.

Linda R said...

I have thought of using Paint Chips before. But never gave it a go. LOVE the way your card turned out.

Hugs~

Tracey McNeely said...

Great use of the paint chip Virginia, yes I definitely would like to see more.

Susan F. said...

I saw the card before reading the description. I did not realize the background was paint chips. It is a beautiful card. I love it!

conil said...

I hang out at the Paint Dept. all the time. Where else do you find such lovely colors arrayed just for you? Like the way you designed this card a lot.

Barb Ghig said...

What a fun way to use paint chips, Virginia! So clever...and I love your pretty flowers and perfectly CAS design! I would definitely love to see more...thanks!

Gerry said...

Virginia. I am smiling so much! I've been "collecting" the large paint chips for a while now. I use them a lot for die cuttings. So many colors, so little time. Glad I finally have something in common with you. ;)
Gerry

Niki G said...

Another genius idea from you! Stamping on them...looks so fab.

Nonni said...

This is a brilliant idea and fabulous sample too! I'd certainly want to see more... And I have to visit my nearest hardware store too! :)

Paula S. said...

This is a super card Virginia! There was a recent tutorial at Operation Write Home about using paint chips in card making and it's very interesting to see all the clever approaches people have.

Julie said...

Mmm... paint chip? I guess those are cards which show examples of paint colours that can be picked up at the DIY stores? I've not heard it called paint chip before in Britain? Or it's just my lack of English language knowledge?? ^_^
Anyway, I sure have picked some of those paint sample cards from the store before but never thought of using it on cards. (The ones in UK are smaller in size.) Great idea and great card, Virginia! I would love to see more!! Using free materials... that's what I like!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Ha! What a WONDERFUL idea Virginia! I'm gonna have to try this one day :) Thank you for the tip! Your card is Beautiful!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Awesome of coursevand I like the instant ombre!

Laura B. said...

Brilliant idea!!! Love how it looks! Need to try this!

Kim M said...

Lovely card, Virginia! Love how you used the paint chip. :-)

Maureen Morton said...

I always stop and admire the color of the chips when I'm shopping at the hardware store and knew they could be used creatively, but you nailed it! This is such fun and so artsy.

lenny said...

AAAAAAwesome idea!! Love the pink ombre look here!! Stunning card!! Love that sweet punched border too!

yyam said...

Oooooh...this is sooooooo sweet! What a great idea to stamp on those paint chips!

Katie said...

You are so clever. The flowers are darling.

Barb said...

Awesome idea! I love these tips you share...I'm going to visit my hardware stores for pretty paint chips :)