ID: gg design Aug 09 - Veneer - Amen of Nature
5"w x 7"h

Created: August 31, 2009

gg designs challenge for what I thought was August is really September and to use wood veneer. So this is the 3rd card for the challenge. Someone asked me if I had used my Cricut on wood veneer and the answer is no. I don't think I'll even try. I don't want the cutting mechanism to get caught in the grain of the wood. But I used my Cuttlebug with a Sizzix die for the previous card, so thought I'd try a Spellbinder's die this time. I used the "Classic Scalloped Circles #S4 124" and it worked very well. Very little cracking, probably because of the more simplistic design.  Then I tried a piece with the double sided tape, but it didn't cut through the tape layer. But as it turned out, the adhesive stuck to my wood pieces anyway, so that I could just peel it off the release paper.


I used Birch and cut a larger piece of it so that I would have a large border around the circle. I used a smaller circle to cut into the 1st drop out piece creating the background for my quote (Quietfire Design) and the frame for my punched out flowers. I colored the veneer with Distress stamp pad (Fired Brick) misted with water and then used a piece of tissue to lift off excess moisture and color. I then rubber stamped the single flower (gg designs) repeatedly and clear embossed it. Note: the wood fibres caught the embossing powder so more than the flowers were embossed. I put a textured pearlized white paper under the large piece of veneer to show through my large circle. Then adhered the small quote circle in the center. Adhered my frame circle at the bottom and created a bunch of punched out flowers and leaves from various Asian, scrapbook and metallic Quilling papers using various punches (Carl Sakura-A #CP-2, Emagination pointed heart, Marvy small daisy, EK Success Fern Frond) then adding a touch of Stickles in the centers. The final touch was the red ribbon with white stitching. I'm not a ribbon person, but I thought this just complimented the card really well. The main card was a cool toned deep red.

You can even see some of the embossing done by the Spellbinder's die into the wood.

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