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Fantastic Ideas To Level Up Your Chipboard Embellishments!

Chipboard embellishments are little scrapbook embellishments made of thick chipboard. They come in many cool shapes that are perfect for decorating your pages. The best part is, you can actually get boxes of chipboard embellishments in craft stores for a really cheap price!


For this tip, I’ll share two ideas you can try to give your chipboard embellishments more pizzazz!

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Before anything, pick the chipboard embellishments that you’d like to decorate and use from the pile. I chose these little arrows and hearts for my demonstration.

Choose your chipboard embellishments

Paint Your Chipboard with an Ombre Effect

If you just want to add color to your chipboard embellishment, you can use dome distress oxides to make it pop.

Add color

Before using inks, make sure you paint the chipboard embellishments with white paint first to achieve a fuller color. Just use a small brush and fill the shapes in and wait for it to dry.

Paint chipboard with white paint

To color the embellishments, I’m using distress oxides. Prepare at least three colors that would work really well together. 

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I just started inking the arrow shape with a violet distress oxide as you can see below.

Pick up some distress oxides

To achieve the ombre effect, just ink the first half with a really dark tone and slowly lighten the saturation as you ink the other side.

ink half of the chipboard
ombre effect

You can also try an ombre effect with multiple colors. Just ink half of the shape with one color, and add another one to the rest while blending them at the center.

ombre with different colors
beautiful ombre effect

If you want to seal it, you can also top it off with clear embossing powder while the inks are still wet. 

clear embossing

It just works so well! 

sealed ombre chipboard with embossing


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Emboss Your Chipboard and Make It Sparkle!

Embossing never fails when it comes to crafting. If you want to give your chipboard embellishments a shiny effect, it’s super easy with the help of embossing powder.

Just press your chipboard into a Versamark watermark ink to get it wet. 

versamark watercolor ink

Next, grab your embossing powder and sprinkle a good amount on top of it to cover the whole shape. I’m using a copper gold powder which always gives a fantastic look.

sprinkle copper gold embossing powder


Using some tweezers, pick up the chipboard embellishment and shake some of the excess powder. Run it under the heat tool to dry. 

dry embossing


If you feel like it needs another layer of embossing powder, just top it off with another sprinkle and repeat the process. 

new layer of embossing


This is how my embossed copper gold embellishment looks once dry. Looks absolutely stunning, right?

embossed chipboard embellishment

Go ahead and try these ideas for your chipboard embellishments! It's super fun and easy, I can't wait to see how your embellishments will make your scrapbook pages extra creative!

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