Hey there! It’s another crazy week around here (including 9 inches of snow so far in the last 24 hours… yowza!), but I’m excited for everything that’s happening. In fact, so many good things are happening this week that I treated myself to a big glass of champagne last night. It was wonderful.
I’m here today to share another idea with using my very favorite embellishment – wood veneer. Am I ever going to get sick of these? Probably not. ;)
So this method does require using a ton of veneer, but for the stars, this was only about half a package of my very favorite Tiny Stars wood veneers. (I just ordered two more packages. Yippee!) You could also totally do this on just a strip of cardstock, as well, so keep that in mind.
To create this, I adhered the naked veneer (no coloring yet!) onto a piece of white cardstock by dipping each one into a little puddle of Matte Multi Medium and then placing it onto the card, making sure to vary the sizes across the card. The Matte Multi Medium is fantastic for this because it dries matte – you can’t even see where (if anywhere) I put too much glue on the veneers. Plus, that stuff really holds. This card can totally go through the mail without losing any stars.
After I had them all adhered, I used the brush tips of my Distress Markers (all the colors I used are listed in the inlinkz widget below) to color in the stars from lightest to darkest. It was really pretty simple! I just placed all of the stars while watching tv and the coloring took less than five minutes. You could also use Copics for the coloring, but I really liked the color combination of the Distress Markers here. :)
To finish of the cards, I simply adhered the focal pannel to a white card base and then added my sentiment with the Simon Says Stamp banner die + Sophie’s Sentiments. That die plus the stamp set are a match made in stamping heaven, I swear!
This next card was done using the same technique. You can see how just changing up the shape of the veneer, the colors and the sentiment, we have another really great, fun scatter card.
Here, I used the arrows from the Arrows and Hearts wood veneers from Studio Calico and green and blue Distress Markers. Another tip – if you happen to get some marker on the white cardstock base, just use a white gel pen to cover up the little mistake once the marker is dry. I bet you can’t even see where I had a little oops! ;)
I hoep you enjoyed this cute set of cards and start using up that wood veneer that, if you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding. Ha! (I say as an order of more of my favorites is on my way to me at this very moment…) What is your favorite way to use wood veneer?
Oh! And I owe you some winners! Here they are. Thank you all for all of your fantastic comments. They made me smile so much!
The winner from the Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday blog hop post is:
The winner from the List It Yourself blog hop post is:
Congratulations to the winners! Tina, I’ve e-mailed you, and Linda, Teri has your e-mail so she’ll be e-mailing you!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow after 7 am CST…. I have some pretty fun news to share! So excited to finally share. ;)