What can you do with raw chipboard? There are lots of options; you can ink it, you can Smooch it - with either the Accent Ink or the Spritz, you can paint it, you can cover it with paper --- there are LOTS of ways to bling it up.
One of my favorite techniques is to ink the chipboard with a base color, then use a stamp to add a design to it with a contrasting or coordinating color. I used several of the new ColorBox Limited Edition Pigment Inks and that technique to create this card...
First the brackets were primed with the new Ocean Limited Edition Pigment Ink...
And the tag was done using the new Curry LE Pigment Ink...
Then both were stamped with a swirl design in Boysenberry LE Pigment Ink...
A Stylus and Blender Tip was used to apply some Espresso LE Pigment Ink around the edges of both chipboard pieces...
Here are some closeups of the finished chipboard pieces on the card...
The background for the card was made by stamping the cardstock with the same swirl design as was used on the chipboard in 2 different colors of the pigment ink...
You can use any type of stamp to add a design to chipboard, but background type stamps work best.
Here are the supplies and directions for this project...
"miss you” card
Skill Level: easy
Clearsnap: ColorBox Pigment Ink: Limited Edition: Ocean, Espresso, Curry and Boysenberry and Stylus and Blender Tips
My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Classic alphabet stamps and Swirls
Bazzill: kraft and vanilla cardstock and Bazzill Chips: brackets and tags
Tools: paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive
1) cut a 5 X 10 piece of kraft cardstock and fold in half to make card.
2) cut a 4 X 4 piece of vanilla cardstock. ink swirl stamp with Ocean LE Pigment Ink and stamp over cardstock. repeat using another swirl design and Curry LE Pigment Ink.
3) use Stylus and Blender Tip to apply Espresso LE Pigment Ink around edges of cardstock, then adhere square in the upper right corner of the card front.
4) use Stylus and Blender Tip to ink brackets using Ocean LE Pigment Ink.
5) use Stylus and Blender Tip to ink tag using Curry LE Pigment Ink.
6) ink swirl stamp with Boysenberry LE Pigment Ink and stamp randomly over brackets and around edges of tag.
7) use Stylus and Blender Tip to distress edges of all pieces using Espresso LE Pigment Ink.
8) use alpha stamps to spell out "miss you" and stamp at center of tag using Espresso LE Pigment Ink.
9) tie ribbon in hole at top of tag.
10) adhere brackets and tag to card front.
I hope you'll give this technique a try; it's great to use on a whole sheet of chipboard letters if you need some to match or coordinate with your project.