I got my new haul from Simon Says Stamp the other day, and I have to admit that while it’s fun to shop for new goodies to try, it’s even more fun to open the box. It’s kind of like a little encapsulated crafty Christmas, isn’t it? 🙂 I picked up the materials for an inlay look with wood veneer paper sheets, and I couldn’t wait to try them!
I decided that the first card I was going to post would be this one. It seemed fitting since this is the first post on my blog and I figured a little luck wouldn’t hurt.
I’ve taken a bunch of classes at Online Card Classes. One of the cards featured in the latest Christmas class used a specialty paper & metal dies to create an inlay look with wood veneer. I find the results from this technique stunning, so I’ve been die cutting wood paper ever since!
After folding & scoring a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base from white cardstock, I added a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of green cardstock. Then, I die cut the shamrocks from the veneer and layered it on some scratch white card stock.
The trick to this is to cover your scratch paper with a solid layer of adhesive behind the pieces you want to lay back in the wood paper after you die cut and colored them. That makes it so much easier to assemble.
I punched out the dots using a couple of hole punches, then covered the top edge of the wood with a handy-dandy piece of washi tape. The stuff is good for everything, I swear 🙂
The sentiment I used is from Papertrey Ink’s ‘Mega Mixed Messages’ stamp set, and I finished off the card with an enamel dot from Recollections ‘Pastels’ line.
Have you ever tried die-cutting and coloring wood veneer? Leave a comment below and tell me what kinds of things you’ve made!