Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SOS #221: Wooden It Be Nice

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Wooden It Be Nice, and we'd like you to use wood somewhere on your project. Think: buttons, veneer shapes, wooden paper sheets -- all sorts of options.

I might have over-done it. Here's my card, then I'll explain:

This all started when I looked out my window at my tiny tree whose leaves are turning:

and now for the leaves:

The wheels started turning in my brain. I have wood veneer leaves. I could work with this.

Here's the card again since I've blathered and posted tree pictures:

So I colored some wood veneer leaves with Copics in Red/Orange/Yellow and two greens. I used a piece of wood-ish washi tape behind the leaves to anchor them. I used a piece of A Muse wood-grain card stock in a blue-ish grey. I also discovered a wood veneer sunshine. I also re-discovered some wood-looking Scrabble letter stickers to spell FALL. ALL WOOD, PEOPLE! *puffs out feathers*

I barely remembered I had most of this stuff, so this was a great challenge for me.  Hopefully it will be for you, too! Why not pay along with us at SOS?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: A Muse wood grain patterned card stock, washi tape, American Craft Thickers - Mosaic, Copics (YG23, G99, Y18, YR16, R05), wood veneer leaves (I can't find them anywhere online - they're really old), wood veneer sunshine (same deal - really old), Neenah linen card base.


  1. oh oh oh oh ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh how i ♥LOVE♥ this! i thought the leaves were stickers, honestly... they are soooooo PERRRRRRFECTLY colored & blended. i love every element of this & best thing is: they all add up to the perfect card, with nothing being too shouty or dominant. perfection. seriously. wow. ♥♥♥!

  2. That's gorgeous! I love the colors on those leaves.

  3. Well you sure went all out with the wood stuff, Awesome leaves awesome everything,

  4. Fantastic embracing of the challenge! I'll add this to my very short list.

  5. I love those wooden elements, and even the sentiment reminds me of wooden Scrabble tiles! I love the autumn leaves and the way you colored them too! Great Autumn card!

  6. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!! I just may CASE this (if you don't mind) for a set of Thanksgiving cards I need to make for a co-worker
    I love the leaves, the washi, the paper - just awesome possum!!

  7. Those leaves!!! They are colored beautifully! And go you for piling as many different wooden-y things onto this fabulous card!

  8. I must be slipping because my dirty mind usually has a good wood comment when it comes to wood and possibly overdoing it. I don't feel this is overdone. I think it is just perfect and really cool. I personally like all that wood. Nothing says fall like a nice woody. Card. :-)

  9. Such FAB colouring of the leaves! If wood is the theme, how can you even think you've overdone this? ;) It's really quite awesome.


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