This week's Shining the Light Challenge by the Our Daily Bread designs' Challenge Team is to "Recycle It". I had this challenge in mind while I was making this card for the Our Daily Bread designs' Product Review of the "Real Wood" paper....see the Product Review HERE. The recycled item on this card is the cotton twill ribbon, which was tied around a stack of washcloths from JcPenney....sometimes the packaging is more valuable to me than the product itself! :) This is also for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge to base your project on a movie or TV show.....I believe that I have seen nearly every episode of "Home Improvement"....some I have seen over and over due to re-runs! My project is all about "Tool Time with Tim Taylor"!
The image and sentiment from the ODBD set, "Happy Father's Day" were both stamped directly onto the Creative Imaginations "Real Wood" Birch paper with Stazon; the image panel was colored with markers. The background panel is also the wood paper, embossed with a CB folder, then sponged with cocoa ink for more dimension. Since the wood paper has a think layer of paper on the back, it doesn't crack apart! Even paper piercing is a breeze. The designer paper on the bottom layer is Basic Grey "Origins" and the black pearls are by Hero Arts.
This was a fun and easy project I made using the wood paper with Spellbinder brooch set. I die-cut two of the frames, one for the front and one for the back. I sprayed each with Pearl Glimmer Mist; after they were dry, I put them back into the die and stenciled them with eggplant. (Trial and error tip: My first try was ruined since I stenciled it first, then sprayed the Glimmer after.....the ink, since it was not permanent, bled into the wood grain from the moisture in the Glimmer Mist.) Before gluing the pieces together, I tied gold cord to a cross charm and glued the pieces around it. I will either hang this from my rear-view mirror or put it on my bulletin board. I would like to try this again and use some pretty beads for a sun catcher.
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