Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Balsa Wood with the Imagine


I tried a new technique for my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post today. Last week on her blog, Raspberry Suite, Dawn McVey demonstrated stamping and die cutting balsa wood. I loved the look, and it made me wonder if I could run balsa wood through the Imagine. I haven't worked up the nerve to try cutting the balsa wood with the Imagine, but I was easily able to print on it. My image and the pattern that makes my background paper are both from the Better Together Imagine cartridge. After printing, I ran the balsa wood through my Cuttlebug with a Papertrey Ink die.


I love the rustic look of the balsa wood! See my video below to see how to use this technique.


Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
White Bazzill Cardstock for Imagine Cuts
Balsa Wood (from Joann Fabrics)
Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 & Buttoned Up #2 Dies
Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Coaster
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

16 comments:

liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie! this is to way too cool! wow, the ideas are endless!
liz :o)

BunnyFreak said...

Cool. I had seen Dawns post and was amazed. It is cool to see you can print on it.

Glora said...

That is SO cool. Awesome job! I love the look and perfect for the birds too! Hugs- Glora

Anonymous said...

Just watched the video- I have the cuttlebug and only used it for embossing. thank you for giving me more ideas for it. Have used the balsa wood and also thick glitter paper with Expression- and it took many many cuts with the deep blade. Never thought of the die cuts or just printing with the Imagine on the wood.
Thanks for great ideas- your card is beautiful.

Vicky said...

you are so creative and talented, love this idea. I am going to have to try this. Your card looks great I like how you had the paper going diagnally

Leanne said...

Katie this is gorgeous girl! I love the Balsa Wood! I may have to pick me some of that up next time I'm in Michaels! Hugs, Leanne

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Denise said...

Katie this card to beautiful. I LOVE that you printed on the wood. And the blue strips, I love that too. Beautiful card.

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Dusti said...

Hi Katie,
What a beautiful card. I loved this technique so much I had to try it..

You are always a inspiration.

Hugs
Dusti
http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com/

Nanette said...

Love the look with the balsa wood. I don't have the Imagine but I "imagine" I could just stamp on it and cut it with my Big Shot.

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well if I had some balsa wood, I would go scraplift this right now... Definitely going to be on the look out for that balsa wood.. I can't believe how creative you are.. love this.. hugs

Kim H said...

Oh Katie ~ you just TOTALLY injspire me! I LOVE the idea of the balsa woood! Your creativity never stops! Thanks for the video too!

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