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Monday, 13 October 2014

Just Because I Felt Like It

Hello there lovelies

After a self imposed break, I actually felt like making a card last night. I've been so busy doodling and drawing and sketching, I had forgotten how wonderfully relaxing and fun it can be to sit and craft for a few minutes.

I was spurred on by seeing a lovely pack of Peel & Stick Wood Veneers on my desk, which I had bought from Make The Day Special. I tried my hand at marquetry many, many moons ago and the thought of creating this same effect on a card simply couldn't be ignored any longer.


The main die I used was The Bam Bubble from Paper Smooches. I used a "hi" sentiment from another set of dies and with some trickiness, created this card. Tricky because the "sticky" on the back of these veneers truly lives up to the meaning and spent most of the time clinging tenaciously to my fingers, as I tried to assemble the pieces together.

That aside, I love the final effect. It's delightfully quirky to have a wood veneer greetings card sitting on my desk. Makes a change from coloured cardstock.

6 comments:

~amy~ said...

This is fantastic, love the design!

Monika Reeck said...

Paul this is coooollll love all the woods here..in three different color..wooowww...Coool coool cool Paul..how are you friend...long time not see you on my blog...will be glad if you could visiting me back...hope life is all ok there..and enjoy the inside of the envelope :)

Craftychris said...

This is fabulous and so different with the wood veneer! Love it xxx

Sindhu said...

Great card!

Craftilicious said...

You showed off our veneers to perfection here Paul! Thanks so much for giving the shop a shout out too. Your projects are fabulous.

Tara
Make the Day Special Stamp Store

Anonymous said...

How very clever of you!!!!!And what a great idea. The wood veneer card is beautiful and something I can hardly wait to try myself.

Love your harvest photos. We plant and water and weed, but harvesting is done by the critters who always seem to get to the bounty just hours before we get to the task ourselves.

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