SAF 2017 Guest: Lizzie Jones

By August 26, 2017Stamp-a-faire

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Just wait until you see what Lizzie Jones has in store for you next!

"There were a couple of reasons I chose to take on the fifth anniversary tradition. For one thing, wood is such a versatile material. It exudes the warmth of nature and its texture absolutely cannot be beat. I grew up with a carpenter father and learned early on to appreciate the wide variety of styles you can achieve with wood. Not only that, I joined Papertrey Ink as a stamp designer on their fifth anniversary, so that occasion holds special meaning for me personally. Today I’m going to teach you a wood inlay technique that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I do. This technique uses real wood paper or veneer, so you get all the benefits of the gorgeous woodgrain on your projects. If you don’t have those materials on hand, don’t worry! You can use two different shades of neutral cardstock stamped or stenciled with woodgrain for a similar effect. Thank you so much for joining me! Have fun!"

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Instructions

Sunflower Birthday Card

  1. Use marker (chisel tip preferable) to “stain” woodgrain paper or thin veneer. Make sure to follow the grain to give a nice, smooth appearance.
  2. Die cut your chosen shape from 2 (or more) colors of woodgrain paper.
  3. Adhere adhesive/label paper to the back of your die cut, sticky side up.
  4. Inlay the second color of woodgrain paper, attaching it to the sticky surface. Set aside while you stamp your card base.
  5. Once card base is finished, adhere wood panel to card front with foam tape.

Not Alone Card

  1. Use marker to “stain” woodgrain paper or thin veneer. Make sure to follow the grain to give a nice, smooth appearance.
  2. Die cut your chosen shape from 2 (or more) colors of woodgrain paper.
  3. Adhere adhesive/label paper to the back of your die cut, sticky side up.
  4. Inlay the additional colors of woodgrain paper, attaching it to the sticky surface.
  5. Adhere woodgrain panel to your card base.
  6. Die cut leafy branches and sentiment banner.
  7. Stamp sentiment and adhere over branches using foam tape.

 

Supply-list

Sunflower Birthday Card

  • STAMPS: Sunflower Harvest
  • INK: Harvest Gold, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Adhesive Sheets
  • DIES: Text Block: Horizontal Birthday
  • OTHER: Birch Wood Paper, Scotch Foam Tape, E47 Copic Marker

Not Alone Card

  • STAMPS: Words Of Comfort
  • INK: Dark Chocolate
  • PAPER: Rustic White, Ripe Avocado, Adhesive Sheets
  • DIES: Cover Plate: Hexagon, Songbirds, Double Ended Banners
  • OTHER: Birch Wood Paper, Scotch Foam Tape, E19, E55, E59 Copic Markers

The-Challenge

  • Now it's your turn!  Create a project featuring some kind of woodgrain inlay technique.  You can choose to re-create the exact project from Lizzie above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery, Instagram or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
  • You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.

The-Fine-Print

  • As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 
  • One randomly selected winners will be chosen from all of the InLinkz entries on this post on Thursday, August 31st. The winner will be posted on our Thursday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET.  The randomly selected winner will get a $20 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from the comments of this post on Thursday as well. You will have until 7am ET, Thursday, August 31st to add your comment and be eligible to win. The randomly selected winner will get a $10 PTI gift certificate.

I am loving the results that Lizzie got here. The wood veneer is so warm and inviting, kind of like coming home. What other dies do you see this technique working well with? Is there a certain recipient that you think would enjoy a card made using the woodgrain inlay look? We look forward to seeing your projects!

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