Faux chipboard letters

Hello everyone,

Today, I thought I would share something different: a... WAIT FOR IT... tutorial!!

You may have read about this already but I decided to share in case someone stumbled across my blog not knowing this technique... (YES, it can happen! :p).

In the last LO I shared, I had decided to create my own title using my Big Shot and the "Man, Oh, Man" sizzix alpha. Problem is, even if I have done this a few time, I always feel like it lacks dimension... So, I thought: why not use those cereal boxes I hoard and create some faux chipboard!!!

Step 1 - Take your Big Shot (YES, that IS a step!!) and a cereal box

Step 2 - Choose your alpha and cut out the letters you need in cardboard (here, my cereal box... Well, my fiancé eats the cereal and I use the box...)

Step 3 - Repeat step 2 as many times as required (in this particular example, I cut out the letters 3 times in the cardboard).

Step 4 - Cut the same letters in the desired PP (in this example, I chose one of my "Life of the Party" papers by BG)

Step 5 - Glue the cardboard and PP pieces together... Apply a good amount of glue since you want the whole thing to stick together! I don't know about you, but I always manage to put glue on the top layer... but in this case, I don't care since it's going to be covered with a next layer (well, careful with the PP though).

Step 6 - For a glossy finish, apply a coat of glossy accent...

Et voilà...

I hope it helps and thanks for taking the time to read!!


7 commentaires:

  1. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is awesome! Love all the dimension that you got from the layers.

  3. I've seen others do this and have never taken the time to do it myself. But thanks for the step by step. Now I think I have to do it because sometimes I don't have the right size thickers and this looks so easy. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  4. Hey Joh! This was the only way I knew to contact you :) In response to cutting the felt, I've had the best luck with using the Bigz dies from Sizzix. I have used the Sizzlits dies once, but I had to run the die through about 15 times and still had to cut the thing out with my scissors. I've heard Papertrey Ink felt, which is 100% wool, works the best. I just used regular old felt that I bought at Michael's though. I'm guessing it's the die you're using though?

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