Monday, February 15, 2021

It's Faux ~ Technique Blog Hop

 Welcome to our monthly Technique Hop! We're a group of Close To My Heart Makers that feature a technique the 15th of each month. This month the technique is FAUX. That can mean a lot of things! I know you're going to see a wide variety of great ideas for this hop so sit back and enjoy the ride!

The blog before mine belongs to Wendy Kessler. Click the link in each post to keep going on the hop! 

For this hop I decided to do FAUX wood! We have a really beautiful paper pack called Wood Grain. There are wood patterns in shades of brown or grey and they are all beautiful! I knew this would be the perfect paper for these photos! I also created some faux wood tiles using our new Letter Tiles stamp set.

Using a pattern from one of our How-to Books made it quick and easy to create the layout. I did a fun title using a new stamp set that makes wood tiles like in the game Scrabble. The holographic paper used for the horse shoes adds a fun touch of metal and ties in with the colors in the photos.  As a last touch I used some Onyx Pearls to make some "nails" in the planks of wood in the paper. 

Faux wood tiles for title
Faux nails for wood planks

X8017 Wood Grain Paper Packet

Z3920 Letter Tiles + Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this layout.
  • Cardstock: Black, Espresso, Toffee, French Vanilla, Fern
  • Exclusive Inks: Toffee, Black
  • Pattern Papers: Mix-in X9021, Bloom with Grace
  • Specialty Paper: Sunbeam Holographic
  • Onyx Pearl
  • Cricut: for the horse shoes, horse
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 3 Pattern 10
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Now it's time to hop over to Katy Taylor's blog to see what creative FAUX techniques she has to share.


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  1. Great Layout, love the wood grain paper, Scrabble tiles, and the faux nail heads. Clever!

  2. That title is just perfect - great combo with the wood grain papers.

  3. Love this layout! Your title is perfect and so are those faux nails!

  4. What sweet photos, Michelle!!! LOVE this layout with the faux wood tiles too!

  5. Great layout! Love those faux nails!


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