Wednesday, March 15, 2023


Last week on our Connect to Create YouTube Channel, my friend and Connect to Create Collaborator, Kathi, showed us the Faux Wood Burning Technique.

This was a brand-new technique to me, so I was anxious to try it.  This was my first attempt.  I obviously need more practice with the technique, but in general I liked how my card turned out, so I decided to share it with you today.

If you missed last week's Connect to Create Video, you can watch the replay here.  Kathi's cards are awesome, so I hope you will check them out and see what the Faux Wood Burning technique is really supposed to look like.  LOL

After I burned my little squirrel, into my "wood".  I decided to try to also "burn" the edges of my Designer Tag.  I'm not sure how much the edges really look like they were burned, but I do think it added some interest to the tag.

The designer series paper on the background of this card is from Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper (DSP).  This is very interesting paper!  It has many beautiful and bright color combinations (not necessarily this particular one) and appears to be painted with thick oil paints.  I liked the brown tones of this pattern for a card that was all about wood burning.

At first, I was going to use Soft Suede or Crumb Cake for my card base, but then decided that there was way too much brown, and it needed some life.  So, I pulled the So Saffron color from the DSP.  Don't forget to use your designer series paper for color inspiration!

The ribbon is a soft neutral color I found in my stash.

To decorate the inside of the card, I simply used another strip of the same designer series paper.  The inside sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts -- one of my favorite versatile sentiment sets.

If you would like a free tutorial with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step instructions, please download a copy by using this link.  And don't forget to watch the Connect to Create video to see how to do the Faux Woodburning Technique.

Below is a list of the products I used for today's card.  To learn more about any product or to make a purchase, just click on the image below and it will take you to my on-line Stampin' Up Store.

Product List

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