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 out, it’s even more fun to open the box. It’s kinda like a tiny encapsulated crafty Christmas, isn’t it? 🙂
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 (which are pretty darn good, by the way), and one of the cards that was featured in the latest Christmas class used this cherry wood veneer paper & metal dies to create a faux inlay look. I find the results from this technique absolutely stunning, so I’ve been die cutting veneer 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 die cut the shamrocks from the veneer (amazingly, I got it right the first time – did I mention that I make a lot of mistakes?) and layered it onto some more white cardstock.
The trick to this is to lay down a solid layer of adhesive behind the pieces you want to lay back in after you’ve die cut and colored them. Makes it so much easier to assemble…
I punched out the dots using a couple of hole punches, then hid the 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.
Follow the links below to find the supplies I used for this card, and thanks for stopping by!