This week's Product Review on the Our Daily Bread designs' blog is on the awesome "Real Wood" paper by Creative Imaginations. Check out the full review here. I am using Jen's Color Monday Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts for this as well.....pinks and browns....love it!! Also, the Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoast this week is PIERCING, which is my obsession!!!! Also, the OCC challenge this week is to use butterflies!!
Today I am showing how to use the "Real Wood" paper along with an Ornare Embossing and Piercing Template.
The first step is to cut a piece of the wood paper slightly larger than the template. I embossed the wood paper with the template in my Spellbinders Wizard so that the raised images would be easier to stencil.
Using a sponge dauber and SU Rose Red ink, I stenciled all of the designs of the template. I cut out the center of the wood with a square Nestabilities die since this will be a raised frame above my sentiment panel. Once the stenciling was finished I used a paper piercer and foam mat to pierce all of the holes. I cut the outside edge with an exacto knife to keep the wood grain from splintering. Helpful Hint: When cutting this wood paper around curves, using scissors will cause a few rough edges....the exacto knife worked very well for the curves. Any rough edges may be lightly sanded with a sanding block.
Here is the finished card using the wood paper ornare frame. Other supplies used: "Happy Mother's Day" set from ODBD, K & Company 'Madeline' paper, and EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Martha Stuart Butterfly Punch, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls, Lace Ribbon by Offray tied with a Bow Easy, and Pearl Glimmer Mist.
This close up shows the smooth edges which were cut with an exacto knife around the outside base of the template, and sponged with cocoa. Even the butterfly was punched from the wood paper!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a very blessed week!!!