Hello fellow stamping and paper crafting enthusiasts! Today I want to share with you some samples that I made with some new wooden embellishments by Studio Calico. These small shapes are all die-cut from wood veneers and you can color them with a variety of media including markers, mists and inks to mention just a few plus you can stamp them too! Each package comes with lots of shapes in assorted styles and sizes.
I used Copic markers to color my shapes and here’s a hint: you may wish to “attach” them to your workspace temporarily using a small glue dot to make coloring them easier. One more thing: the hearts, stars and butterflies cards below were copied from ones I saw on Jennifer McGuire’s blog.
In this cute beach scene, the red sailboat and blue airplane coordinate perfectly with the wonderful images cut with new dies from the Memory Box summer collection. Plus I just love the sentiment from Paper Smooches. Here is a list of the items I used on this card:
MB Dies: Oceana Border, Swaying Palm Tree, Sandal Border, Fringe Circle and Puffy Clouds
Grass – The Cat’s Pajamas die
Sentiment – Paper Smooches
Airplane and sailboat from Studio Calico wood veneers “Transportation”
Love this very summery card. I die cut the Modern Landscape (Memory Box) from green cardstock and from Key Lime Distressed Dots paper (Memory Box). Then I glued the distressed dots trees to the green cardstock trees. I cut the house from a scrap and did likewise. A background of blue distress dots paper, some puffy clouds (Memory Box) and a red bicycle (also from the transportation package) complete the scene. The sentiment is from Savvy Stamps.
How easy is this card? The butterfly collection has four sizes of butterflies so I colored them and glued them together with Glossy Accents (Ranger). I created a “body” from some twine (Hero Arts) which I colored black with a Copic marker. The butterflies are mounted on an embossed background (Lifestyle Crafts) and the sentiment (one of my current favorites) is from Paper Smooches!
Here’s another quick card. I embossed each end of a 4” x 5¼” white cardstock panel with 2 different embossing folders (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Lifestyle Crafts Polka Dots) – it’s easy to do this with the Grand Calibur’s long and wide platform. I left a space between the embossings of about 1” so I could glue on my colored hearts and pearls. The “hi” sentiment is from Paper Smooches. FYI: The hearts are from the “Hearts and Arrows” collection.
Last is the “star” of the show! I embossed a white panel with the Cuttlebug stars embossing folder and mounted this to a yellow folded card. The frame (Studio Calico Frames Collection) and the stars from the Tiny Stars collection. The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Petal Party clear stamp set.
I have already ordered more of these veneers in the shapes shown above as well as other collections such as birds, people and type (words). Stop in to see them all soon.
Penny Black Puzzle Parts
Sometimes a stamp set comes along that I reach for over and over and “Puzzle Parts” by Penny Black is certainly my latest. This is a very creative set and includes a hexagon-like pattern; a chevron border; a stamp edge border; and another very pretty border (not sure how to describe this shape). One thing that I love about this set is that the borders are super easy to line up for continuous stamping. Adding to the versatility of this stamp set is the fact that the stamp edge border can be die cut with Spellbinders Edgeabilities One. Here are some samples that show the borders in both leading and supporting roles!
I stamped the chevron border in the new Memento “Teal Zeal” color and it was easy to line up. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
I stamped the border continuously in four rows on the 4¼” x 11” white cardstock in Memento Rosebud and Pear Tart before I scored the fold lines. The top of the card was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch; the butterfly is two dies from Memory Box; and the sentiment is Penny Black “Petal Party.”
The hexagon like border stamped in Memento Dandelion supports the other stamps (from “Petal Party) in this softly colored card. Again, you can see how easy it is to line up the border.
Love the colors! Everything is stamped in the new Memento Morroco. I think I stamped the middle border first then flanked it with the stamp-edge border on the top and bottom. The sentiment is from Penny Black and the black accents are Hero Arts metallic Décor.
For this card, I stamped the stamp-edge border on dark blue cardstock and die cut it with Edgeabilities One. The top of the card is a Penny Black stamp called “Floral Thread” colored with Copic markers and the bottom of the card is another of the “Puzzle Parts” border. The sentiment is from Penny Black “Gratitude.”
Here the chevron border stars albeit in the background. I stamped it twice in the new Memento Pistachio, cut it out and mounted it behind the white cardstock panel stamped with three circle stamps from Penny Black’s “…wishes” clear stamp set. The sentiments are from the same set.
The borders play a supporting role on these cards created with Penny Black’s “A Bear for all Trades.” The hexagon like border forms a perfect pattern on the “floor” and the chevron border makes a great sweater pattern for both little bears. Such versatility and variety makes stamping so much fun!
I hope you learned something about wooden embellishment and using border stamps. Please stop in soon and shop here or if you’re out of town, call me at 915-833-9500 or email me at email@example.com to shop or ask questions. Thanks for reading my blog!!!