Monday, March 15, 2021

Altered Wooden Shapes ~ March Technique Blog Hop

It's March 15th so that means a new Technique Hop! This month we're featuring Altered Wooden Shapes. The blog before mine belongs to Haley Dyer. Click the link in each post to hop to the next blog for more great ideas!

We have a nice variety of these shapes in our Core Catalog and sometimes in our Bi-monthly catalog, too. They are beautiful in the natural wood tone but can be used in so many ways beyond that! I decided to use the largest wood heart that is open to make a shaker element. The other solid hearts were painted with a shimmer brush. Let's take a look!

Here is the shaker heart with some Bitty Beads inside. I took the colors from the paper in the background. First I glued the acetate to the heart with Tombow Liquid Glue. After it was dry I used a craft knife to cut around the edge. After adding the beads I glued a piece of white cardstock to the back and did the same trimming once it was dry.

The left side of the card has more hearts that were painted with the shimmer brush. I also added some layers for the sentiment. They were cut with a Thin Cut Die making it very easy. I added some Stickles Glitter Glue to accent the flowers and scalloped edge.

I love the Slimline Thin Cut used for this card. It creates all kinds of ways you can use it with pattern or solid papers. 

Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cut Die

Wood Hearts

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • Stamp Set: Winged Masterpiece (March Stamp of the Month)
  • Paper Pack: Daisy Meadow 
  • White Slimline Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie, Peacock
  • Exclusive Inks: Charcoal, Peacock, Fern
  • TriBlend Markers: Coral Shades, Light Yellow Blend, Dull Green Blend
  • Thin Cut Dies: Pennant
  • Stickles Cool Mint, Shimmer Brush Peacock, Bitty Beads, Square Acetate and Foam, Tombow Liquid Glue
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Now it's time to hop over and see what creative ideas Wendy Kessler has to share with us. Have fun on the hop!

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  1. Beautiful and I love these techniques.

  2. I love this! I love the small beads, would have never thought of that!

  3. Great card! I love the beads in the heart! I totally need to try this.

  4. What a fabulous idea with the beads!

  5. So creative!! love the shaker idea and use of the slimline card.

  6. So pretty...and to add the bitty beads to the center of the heart - perfect touch!

  7. Oh my gosh! How super fun is this shaker element out of the wooden shapes?! What a CREATIVE idea!


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